The Obamas’ date night in New York included dinner at Blue Hill. Was the choice of a seasonal, locavore restaurant politically driven, or did the Obamas just want to sample Dan Barber’s farm-to-table fare?
Greenpeace paid a visit to Nobu in TriBeCa for an elaborate plan to plant fake menus as part of a protest against the restaurant serving bluefin tuna. The menus featured endangered-species dishes, like “Rack of Mountain Gorilla Seasoned with Powdered Rhino Horn” ($32.00), but the plan hit a snag when the fake menus were discovered.
NY Daily News rounds up New York’s Greenmarkets, from the city’s first indoor Greenmarket at the Staten Island Ferry terminal building in Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and hosts cooking demonstrations, raffles, and other family-friendly activities.
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Foodie memoirs are all the rage these days, and many book deals are won by food bloggers. But being good at blogging about food doesn’t always translate into being good at writing long-form non-fiction about it, as several recent releases show.