Features : Archive for Food
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Some people can boast of surviving the complex requirements of Julia Child's pate de canard en croute. I haven't de-boned a duck, but I have peeled three cups of chickpeas — by hand — for Melissa Clark's "Stupendous Hummus" recipe. And the results were, well, stupendous.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I'm in the process of making hummus, and boy, are my thumbs tired. That's because I've been peeling each little chickpea by hand. All that twiddling hurts.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I can't say with any certainty that doing detoxes, avoiding processed, chemically-laden food, going vegetarian, or vegan, or raw, or organic, is going to keep me cancer-free. But I do know that these actions make me feel powerful and give me some sense of control.
Friday, September 16, 2011
In the 18 months since city health officials reversed a ban, New York City beekeeping has gone from an illegal activity to one so robust and celebrated that it's getting its own festival. The First Annual New York City Honey Festival will be held this Saturday at the Rockaway Boardwalk in Queens.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The former host of the Internet radio show "Why We Cook" has launched a new show called "Let's Get Real." Its goal is to educate eaters about what's real and what's fake on their grocers' shelves and why they should be avoiding fake food.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The name of the dessert is a reference to the irreverent Saturday Night Live sketch starring Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon as hosts of the (fake) public radio show "The Delicious Dish." Alec Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, the owner of Season’s Eatings Bakery. (Check out a video of the sketch here.)
Friday, September 02, 2011
Yo, Brooklyn! Say goodbye to heirloom tomatoes. Wilkow Orchards, a staple at the Fort Greene and Grand Army Plaza weekend farmers' markets, lost all eight acres of them in Tropical Storm Irene. They harvested enough tomatoes before the storm to offer the tasty, pretty beauties THIS weekend, but it will be the last time to get them until next summer.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tropical Storm Irene officially left the area on Sunday. But farmers, like Cheryl Rogowski, who owns a 150-acre farm in Orange County, are just beginning to assess the damage that the storm has wrought on their crops.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Muslims begin celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, on Tuesday. Traditionally, that means eating something sweet as soon as you wake up to acknowledge that the month of fasting is over. To commemorate this festive three-day holiday, here's a slideshow of sweet foods to eat during Eid.
Friday, August 26, 2011
The city’s first Dîner en Blanc (White Dinner) took place at the World Financial Center on Thursday. Check out photos here.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday's earthquake did not open up any yawning crevasse along the East Coast. But it cracked open the schedule at the New Haven Open. Play was suspended for two hours, pushing back the start of the evening matches and allowing us the chance to go get pizza at Sally's Apizza.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Usually, when there's pie to be had -- especially peanut butter pie -- you want to have a big, fat slab of it, with a big ol' dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. More is the rule. But not when you're serving a peanut butter pie at a party, with guests standing up who don't have silverware. What to do?
Friday, August 19, 2011
People, I'm 48 today. Conventional wisdom says I need to celebrate with cake.
This year, I'm doing conventional wisdom one better by eating a cake -- or, in this case, cupcakes -- that are better for me than ones made with white flour and refined sugars.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tomato season is here. Last weekend, my local farmers' market at Fort Greene Park had a beautiful display of jewel-like heirloom tomatoes.
But many people avoid them. Tomatoes are part of a potentially troublesome group of veggies known as "nightshades."
Thursday, August 18, 2011
No, I'm not going to be talking about myth, and Claude Levi-Strauss' epic study on mythmaking, The Raw and the Cooked: Mythologiques, Volume 1. No way. I'm interested in whether eating raw nuts is significantly better for me than eating roasted ones. Or is THIS a myth?
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Bulgogi, kimchi, and jeon pancakes were just some of the treats to be had at Tuesday's second annual Korea Day celebration held in Central Park. Korea Day also included music and rice pounding. Check out a slideshow here.
Monday, August 15, 2011
In the past five years, the population of wild boar in New York state and across the East Coast has slowly increased, leading to a spike not only in sightings but also in consumption of the swine.
Friday, August 12, 2011
My first sweet treat in three months fits my new eating habits and my taste buds.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Dîner en Blanc, New York's first White Dinner, will take place on Thursday, rain or shine, in an as-of-yet undisclosed public location. The event joins a growing roster of supper clubs and impromptu culinary events in the city.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
On Tuesday at noon, approximately 60 hospitality workers at the Central Park Boathouse Restaurant walked out or failed to come in for their shifts, protesting alleged abuses by restaurant owner Dean Poll. The workers also said they would be on strike on Wednesday night.