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    Harder for Women than Men to Control Food Cravings

    A new study finds that it may be harder for women than men to control their food cravings. [Newsday] In a Boston Globe op-ed, one man makes a plea for treating obesity as an addiction. [Boston Globe] A Japanese study group says cloned animals are ...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 20, 2009 @ 9:31 am
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    [Almost] Perfect Job for Foodie Available

    An unemployed friend reports that she stumbled on the perfect foodie job, and can't believe it hasn't already been filled. Here is the job description (the typos are all theirs): Beekeeper @ WORKFORCE NEW JERSEY Job Description Anticipated ...

    @ Fork in the Road by Robert Sietsema on January 20, 2009 @ 9:21 am
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    The Name Game

    Like us, you're probably really tired of the boring names lately conferred on Manhattan's food producing establishments. It also seems like all the good names have been taken, as we witness places being named with such faceless monikers as Co., Eart...

    @ Fork in the Road by Robert Sietsema on January 19, 2009 @ 9:38 am
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    Top Chefs Get Down With Beer

    Top chefs from Daniel Boulud to Thomas Keller are deigning to add beer to their menus as their customers look to spend a bit less. [Crain's] Minneapolis and St. Paul are the latest American cities to consider banning trans fats and requiring restaur...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 19, 2009 @ 8:38 am
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    For Your Weekend Snacking Pleasure

    Though I prefer the sour kind, especially sour ribbons, I'm also constantly on the lookout for new gummy types. Thus, when I spotted a bag of Hannah Montana gummies at a downtown 7-11, I scooped it up. Of course, there's no such person as Hannah Mont...

    @ Fork in the Road by Robert Sietsema on January 16, 2009 @ 6:28 pm
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    Pretend You Care About Football, Gorge on Meat

    -Momofuku Ssam (207 Second Avenue) is offering their bo ssam for pickup as part of a $275 Super Bowl package. The Super Bowl Bo Ssam To-Go-Go serves 10 and includes the legendary pork butt accompanied by bibb lettuce, kimchi, rice and sauces; chicken...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 16, 2009 @ 5:07 pm
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    Talking With Donny Vomit

    The news coming out of Coney Island these days is enough to drive one to drink, so we suppose it's lucky there's a new lager in Shmaltz Brewing Company's line of Coney Island sideshow-inspired brews. The latest is the Coney Island Human Blockhead, a ...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 16, 2009 @ 2:26 pm
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    Top Five Tasty Ways to Stay Warm

    It's so cold that it's tempting to not leave the apartment again until Monday. But if you venture out, here are my favorite ways to warm up. Got one of your own? Berlin cider at Eurotrip (667 5th Ave, Brooklyn): This is a concoction of hot German...

    @ Fork in the Road by Sarah DiGregorio on January 16, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
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    A Vodka For, and From, New York

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy Walsh, a former investment banker, and his sister Diane Walsh, who was in real estate, are making their own vodka on the north fork of Long Island. They're sourcing the ingredients for the vodka--potatoes, apples, corn, and to...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 16, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
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    Wine+Music Pairing Contest!

    We recently asked Michael Dorf, founder of the new City Winery (155 Varick Street) and also founder of the Knitting Factory back in the day, for his take on wine pairing. His answer surprised us, but given his background, well it probably shouldn't h...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 16, 2009 @ 10:47 am
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    Obama Administration Urged to Make Food Safer

    The Grocery Manufacturers Association is urging the Obama administration to increase spending for food safety measures and cut subsidies to corn-based ethanol. [Reuters] Speaking of food safety measures, importing sheep's lungs is banned in the U.S....

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 16, 2009 @ 9:58 am
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    Adventures in a Crippled Kitchen

    I had assumed that the gas shut-off would continue for a few days. Boy, was I ever wrong! Days gradually turned into weeks, and then I found myself at the one-month anniversary of the gas leak. I began to be paranoid. A friend who was a corporate che...

    @ Fork in the Road by Robert Sietsema on January 16, 2009 @ 9:30 am
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    Strange Snacks of the World -- Duck lower jaws

    "I'm thirsty," said Francis, "I need some Vietnamese coffee." I naturally wanted some too, and we soon found ourselves standing in front of Pho Hoang, a businesslike place just across from the Flushing library on Kissena Boulevard. I scanned the sn...

    @ Fork in the Road by Robert Sietsema on January 16, 2009 @ 6:30 am
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    Floral Park: A Lesser Known Little India

    The neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens, is located as far east as you can go and still be in New York City. The neighborhood cozies up against the Nassau County line, and is made up of wide, quiet streets lined with small brick houses with yards. It...

    @ Fork in the Road by Sarah DiGregorio on January 15, 2009 @ 4:29 pm
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    Food for a Week

    This piece has been circulating on the internet for almost two months. In case you haven't see it, it represents a superb illustration of the uneven distribution of the world's food resources. It shows a series of familes from around the globe, posin...

    @ Fork in the Road by Robert Sietsema on January 15, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
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    Ethiopian Coming to Fort Greene

    Brooklyn's Fort Greene will soon be getting an Ethiopian restaurant of its very own. Bati (747 Fulton Street, Brooklyn) is aiming for a soft opening this weekend. Co-owner Hibist Legesse says they'll be open just for dinner at first but then add lunc...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 15, 2009 @ 2:30 pm
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    This Week in Boozing

    Sasha Petraske's absinthe bar, White Star (21 Essex Street), will now deign to serve classic cocktails . [Urban Daddy] If you're the sort of person who cares about drinking the trendy drink, apparently you should ditch the mojito and order a pisco s...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 15, 2009 @ 12:00 pm
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    Bourdain Wants to Keep Food and Sex Separate

    In their raciest conversation yet, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain talk about food and sex and if the two should ever be combined. Bourdain dominates the convo, which is a good thing, as we'd definitely kick Batali out of bed well before him. ...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 15, 2009 @ 11:48 am
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    First of the Three Stars Falls

    Fiamma, a Northern Italian restaurant in Soho, has closed. It marks the first closing of a three-star restaurant in 2009, but there'll likely be more to come in the this economy. The corporate office behind the restaurant say it will be turned into a...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 15, 2009 @ 10:03 am
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    Honor Thy Protein...Or Else!

    He'd mentioned it a time or two before, but last night it became abundantly clear: For Tom Colicchio, it's all about honoring the protein. The Top Chef-testants were divided into three groups--lamb, chicken, and pork--and then whisked away to Blue Hi...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on January 15, 2009 @ 9:31 am
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