Have the end of summer sads? Make the most of the remainder of the warm months. This week's best food events include a conversation about pig heads and Chilean wine.
Escape the holiday festivities and see what the city has to offer this weekend. Here are the four best food events for happening over the next three days.
Next time you're in your favorite dairy aisle, stare at the yogurt case for half a second and marvel at the stunning variety. Greek yogurt's seen a surge in recent years, and it holds a prevalent place among classic fruit-on-the-bottom or stirred iterations. But look closer and you'll also find yogu ... More >>
What I remember first is scanning my floor for any odd bits of my finger. The hardwood in my kitchen is roughly the same color as my flesh -- about a shade lighter than the corner of a Wheat Thin -- which didn't help matters.
Some friends are obsessed with the celebrity chef du jour. They ask you, "How can I get Danny Bowien's hair? What about Anthony Bourdain's humor?" Sadly, those are probably unattainable. But some chef-themed gifts are easy to get... and local. Like sauces from Momofuku, or t-shirts from Crif Dogs. T ... More >>
This just might be a good gift for your BF who refuses to wear an apron -- and walks around at his own dinner party covered with tidbits of the food he just cooked ... Valentine's Day -- or, more accurately, St. Valentine's Day, named after a whole slew of early Christian martyrs named Valentine - ... More >>
Red Retro Kitchen Collection from Pottery Barn Kids, $699. I only wish my own kitchen were this nice! You buy the best gourmet groceries, and seek out superior knives, pots and pans, and other kitchen hardware for yourself, shouldn't you purchase the finest gourmet play kitchen for your of ... More >>
It looks very scientific on its display stand, doesn't it? Experts vary on the need to aerate wine before drinking it. Many are happy to simply decant the wine into a flask (often a very expensive and easily breakable flask, we might add), and then let it sit for a half hour or so, in orde ... More >>
Zoku: It reputedly makes "healthy" frozen pops on the countertop in 7 minutes. Tired of making your own alcoholic popsicles by mixing up the hooch, pouring it in cheap plastic molds, popping them in the freezer, and then waiting hours for your treats to gestate?
Besh champions familial foodies.Renown Chef John Besh will be at the Williams-Sonoma on 59th Street tonight, where he'll be signing copies of his second cookbook, My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking.Besh, who boasts a James Beard Award for his contemporary French restaurant Aug ... More >>
Daily updates from the Festival
Ramen love is at a high point across the five boroughs, and there are probably 50 spots where you can indulge your passion for the Chinese wheat noodles that the Japanese have embraced.
Rebecca Marx Here we are, at the end of summer and at the start of Labor Day weekend. And so before we hightail it to an undisclosed location, let's cast a glance back at those last few days of summer. Our 11 Best Places to Eat in Sunset Park. Peels' Shuna Lydon talks pastry, the SF v. NY d ... More >>
We thought we put this one to bed a few months ago, but as it turns out, we're talking about the Ace Hotel again. Remember how hip it is? Or "not quote-unquote hip, per se"? It's hip again, or continues to be hip, or continues to be quote-unquote not not hip. This time, the angle is that the ... More >>
Here's why we hate being gay
Click here for my column detailing the reasons I despise being gay. You know: "You assume the Super Bowl is a large household item at Pottery Barn...Your entire wardrobe consists of male designers having a midlife crisis... "You spend your whole life fighting for rights you don't even want ... More >>
Bruno and Solomon, the grooms. 1. Cute. 2. This is a step in the right direction for the whole country. 3. So, they're in love? 4. So, they're gay?
Fat Pants Friday gave Peel's berry crumble crisp a thumbs-up, and now that Peels has been serving dinner for a week, we headed over there, dodging giraffe-like models out for fashion week, to check out the savories.
"If upon initial approach, people mistake you for Lady Gaga. "If you think the Super Bowl is a new culinary product line at Williams-Sonoma. "If the positions 'pitcher' and 'catcher' conjure up something other than your favorite baseball team.
Food writer and cook Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir Toast will be made into a BBC One drama, and Helena Bonham Carter will play Slater's stepmother. Freddie Highmore, who starred in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will play Slater. [BBC] With Dean Poll unable to appease f ... More >>
The Upper West Side sips and nibbles a bit of Spain
Denny's will launch its first national value menu on Saturday, dubbed the "$2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu." It features 16 items, including biscuits and gravy with hash browns or an egg, and lemon-pepper chicken with two sides, bread, and a drink. [Nation's Restaurant News] Food fraud is more commo ... More >>
No one was harmed in the making of these fingers. Because they are obviously fake.Okay, let's play One of These Things Does Not Belong. As recently reported by the New York Post: A Park Slope woman is suing Williams-Sonoma for $2 million, claiming one of the high-end homeware company's ser ... More >>
Remember this guy?Anyone who watches Willie Geist on MSNBC's Morning Joe, or somehow manages to rise in the dark at 5:30 a.m. to watch Willie's own show, Way Too Early, knows that he's a pretty significant sports fan. So we thought we'd check in with Willie to get his take on the current stat ... More >>
Rye managed to outrank Scotch as the world's top-rated whiskey. The 2010 edition of The Whisky Bible, Britain's biggest selling whiskey book, has named 18-year-old Sazerac Rye from Kentucky as the finest dram available, beating out past winner Ardbeg Supernova from the Hebridean island of Isl ... More >>
I'd just finished an entire goat roti from Ali's Trinidad Roti Shop and felt rather sluggish, so I slithered across the street to the Goodwill Store. Bed-Stuy's is one of the city's largest, with row upon row of good and clean used clothes, a kitchenware section that might be the envy of ... More >>
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