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    Fat Duck To Reopen

    Heston Blumenthal's Michelin-starred restaurant, the Fat Duck, will reopen tomorrow after being closed for over two weeks following a health scare. The restaurant closed on February 24th after some 40 customers complained of being sick following meal...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 11, 2009 @ 9:55 pm
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    Sucking Pig Face

    But who can argue that these gold-plated baby accessories are actually psychologically harmful? Aside from making the child of entitlement want more entitlement, right from the get-go? Then, as I was ambling down Bleecker Street this morning, I saw i...

    @ Fork in the Road by Robert Sietsema on March 11, 2009 @ 5:36 pm
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    Bong Hits For Food Banks

    The San Francisco Food Bank, an organization that collects food donations and distributes them to hundreds of community food programs, recently received an amusing windfall: Two tons of Kellogg's Cornflakes and Frosted Flakes in boxes bearing the but...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 11, 2009 @ 5:30 pm
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    Week In Reviews

    This week in the Voice, Sarah DiGregorio reviews La Fonda del Sol, while Robert Sietsema visits Mustang Thakali Kitchen. Here's what critics are reviewing elsewhere: Bruni gives 10 Downing two stars, saying the owners were right to take a chance on ...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 11, 2009 @ 3:39 pm
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    A Semen Cookbook

    A friend pointed me to this self-publishing site, where someone (supposedly) named Fotie Photenhauer has taken it upon themselves to write Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen Based Recipes. The book includes ideas such as filling empty oyster shel...

    @ Fork in the Road by Sarah DiGregorio on March 11, 2009 @ 2:17 pm
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    Grant Achatz on Oprah

    Chef Grant Achatz appeared on Oprah yesterday on a show focusing on medical mistakes. Achatz told how his tongue cancer went untreated and undiagnosed for three years despite his repeatedly asking dentists and doctors about a white spot on his tongue...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 11, 2009 @ 11:00 am
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    Fork in the Road at La Fonda del Sol

    The bar looks like a more appealing spin on an office cafeteria: checkered floors and plastic furniture, while the dining room is carpeted and tableclothed. There's a big price difference, too: mains in the dining room run up to $38, while tapas in t...

    @ Fork in the Road by Sarah DiGregorio on March 11, 2009 @ 10:11 am
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    Vladimir Putin's Vodka Popularity

    A vodka that bears Vladimir Putin's name is far more popular in Russia than a new vodka named after current President Dmitry Medvedev that is struggling to find its place in the market. [WSJ] A growing number of California winemakers are...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 11, 2009 @ 9:49 am
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    Pix from Mustang Thakali Kitchen

    This week, Counter Culture rolls into Mustang Thakali Kitchen in Jackson Heights, an amazing new restaurant with a pan-Himalayan menu, though one also specializing in the Mustang region of Nepal, up near the border with Tibet. Though there's plenty ...

    @ Fork in the Road by Robert Sietsema on March 11, 2009 @ 12:11 am
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    80s Creme Brulee

    Maple Crme Brule serves 8 Brule Sugar 1 cup light brown sugar cup granulated sugar Preheat the oven to 250. Combine sugars, mixing to integrate evenly. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and dry it in the oven for about 1 hour. Tra...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 10, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
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    Foodie Event: The Fortune Cookie Chronicles reading

    Tomorrow, March 11 at 7pm, New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee reads from her bestselling book The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food at the PowerHouse Arena (37 Main Street, Brooklyn) in celebration of the paperba...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 10, 2009 @ 4:32 pm
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    Banh Mi Inflation Eases, Slightly

    When the new Hanco's opened in Park Slope (350 7th Avenue), it was a bittersweet affair. Yes, there was banh mi to be had, but it wasn't cheap. Sandwiches were $7 a pop, especially galling when they're just $5.25 each at their Boerum location and far...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 10, 2009 @ 4:13 pm
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    Roosevelt Ave Dive Bars

    Walking around Roosevelt Avenue today in Jackson Heights/Woodside, I noticed that there are quite a few intriguing dive bars in the vicinity. One window-less joint, Ovidios Bar, is conveniently located right next to Sripraphai. And then there is th...

    @ Fork in the Road by Sarah DiGregorio on March 10, 2009 @ 3:42 pm
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    The Early Word--Jollibee

    Today for lunch the place was pretty crowded, but there wasn't much of a line. Above, you can see that the freaky little chef-bee was grinning down on a more sedate street scene. Semi-related: the bee's name is Jollibee, and he/she has his/her own te...

    @ Fork in the Road by Sarah DiGregorio on March 10, 2009 @ 2:30 pm
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    Rachael Ray on Larry King

    Rachael Ray was on Larry King Live last night, and if you missed it, well, you didn't miss much. Talking with guest host Ali Velshi, the perky food personality shared some obvious tips for eating and shopping economically. You've heard many of these...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 10, 2009 @ 1:54 pm
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    The Stupid Cooking Gadget You Can't Do Without

    If I saw the goggles in a store, I'd probably laugh and think that people are just looking to throw money away. But the truth is, on any given Wednesday night, you'll find me in the kitchen, freakish pink goggles in place, happily slicing bushels of ...

    @ Fork in the Road by Sarah DiGregorio on March 10, 2009 @ 11:49 am
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    The Early Word -- Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodle Inc.

    There are at least ten joints in greater Manhattan Chinatown that specialize in Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles. The latest entree in the sweepstakes is Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodle Inc. (note the fussy punctuation), on Doyers in the oldest part of Chinatown...

    @ Fork in the Road by Robert Sietsema on March 10, 2009 @ 11:15 am
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    'This Is Why You're Fat' Looking for Book Deal

    A lit agent is shopping around a book proposal for an offline version of the popular website This Is Why You're Fat. [Eat Me Daily] McDonald's President and COO Ralph Alvarez says it's a misnomer that the company is doing well because of ...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 10, 2009 @ 10:59 am
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    Choice Eats Sold Out: Win Tix

    Choice Eats, our good food extravaganza has sold out, but there are still three tickets to be had at a contest over here (register first, and then a chance to enter pops up). And Serious Eats has a contest going here.

    @ Fork in the Road by Sarah DiGregorio on March 9, 2009 @ 7:10 pm
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    Strange Snacks: Keo Me Xung Hue

    (311 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn) the other day, I impulse bought this Sesame Soft Candy (Keo Me Xung Hue) from Vietnam. I'm a sucker for anything with sesame. At first taste, I can't say I was totally thrilled with the purchase. My eyes think they sho...

    @ Fork in the Road by Hailey Eber on March 9, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
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