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Jell-O Molds Come Back into Fashion in Gowanus

Friday, June 24, 2011

The third annual Jell-O Mold Competition takes place this Saturday at 6 P.M. at the Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. Check out the designs from last year's competition here.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Practicing the Art of Artichoking

Friday, June 24, 2011

WNYC

New York Times writer Melissa Clark's cheerful video on preparing artichokes gave me the courage to try them myself. But I have a long way to go before I can subdue the prickly veggies with as much aplomb as she.

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Toasted: H&H Bagels

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It could be the end of a New York City staple. At the famed H&H Bagels on 80th Street and Broadway on Wednesday, Upper West Siders flocked to the city’s most famous bagelry to stock up on what could be their last supply of sesames and poppies as rumors spread of the store’s closing.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Monster Juicer

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I got my new juicer yesterday. It's HUGE. I must have gotten the juicer used by the U.S. Olympics Team.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Discovering Yerba Mate

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I love coffee. Not for the caffeine -- I've been drinking decaf for several years now -- but because I like the strong taste and the creaminess of coffee with frothy, warmed milk. So, it's been a big drag to have to give it up for my 21-day detox. I've switched, for the time being, to tea.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Blender Wars

Monday, June 20, 2011

For the next 21 days, juice will be my breakfast and dinner. It's part of a detox program called Clean that I've taken a shine to. It's given me an excuse to buy a juicer -- it's on its way -- and a new blender for the soups and smoothies I'll be making.

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Broadway Theaters Get Served with Health Department Violations

Monday, June 20, 2011

Even though they're not cooking any food, Broadway theaters are getting letter grades from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Broadway venues, along with Off-Broadway and movie theaters, are included in the city's restaurant grading program because they operate concession stands. Many of the stands aren't performing very well.

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Concession Confessions: Eating Like a King at Rockaway Beach in Queens

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's time to disregard your mother's advice about waiting 30 minutes between eating and swimming. Because at that rate, you may never take a dip in the ocean at Rockaway Beach in Queens. This summer, the boardwalk offers a new all-star lineup of gourmet eats for beach-going epicures. Check out a slideshow of new eats here.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Looking for Something Sweet? Try Kale

Friday, June 17, 2011

WNYC

I found a new BFF (best food friend): kale.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Weeds for Breakfast

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Now that I'm giving my body a break from sugar, wheat and dairy, as part of my quest to find a new Zen attitude toward eating, I've had to redefine my breakfasts. Leaving me with ... purslane.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Cooling My Heels for a Hot Beverage

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WNYC

When it comes to my afternoon decaf soy cappuccino habit, I'm a creature of habit. I go to the Starbucks on Spring Street that is one block down the street from WNYC's studios on Varick Street. But it closed several days ago for renovations, and now I'm forced to go to the one that is on Hudson Street.

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Amy Eddings’ Food for Thought: Getting Over My Fear of Artichokes

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Artichokes are an Italian kitchen staple and a spring treat, but they scare me half to death. They look forbidding, have sharp little spines on their leaves, and seem to yield very little for all the work that I thought went into preparing them. A tiny (admittedly, yummy) little heart, and lots and lots of tough leaves with a little dollop of flesh at the end that you eat by scraping against your teeth. Really? Are artichokes worth it?

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Pulled Pork and Musical Saws: Food and Music Festival Takes Over Times Square

Monday, June 06, 2011

Thirty-five area restaurants are setting up shop on Monday on the pedestrian malls as part of the "Taste Of Times Square Food and Music Festival." The festival features recognizable buskers with bite-sized street eats, priced between $1 and $5.

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City Residents Pick Up the Season's First CSA Deliveries

Friday, June 03, 2011

This week, Golden Earthworm Organic Farm trucks overflowing with leafy collard greens and plump sweet strawberries delivered their first shipments to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) drop-off locations in Queens. Back in 1991, Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, New York was the only farm to offer up its produce to city residents, according to Just Food, a nonprofit that helps connect farmers with residents in New York neighborhoods. This year, some 32,000 CSA members buy produce from 105 farms.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: No Pea Shoots? Grow Your Own

Friday, May 27, 2011

We talked about pea shoots in this week's edition of Last Chance Foods, and I have to admit, I've never eaten them. And I'm not noticing them at my farmers' market in Fort Greene Park or supermarket. Shauna Reid's suggestion? Grow your own.

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Where to Watch Oprah's Last Show in New York

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The final episode of "Oprah" airs on Wednesday after 25 years of tips on positive thinking, riveting interviews with a parade of celebrity guests and Oprah's own self-effacing tell-alls of her struggles with body image and weight loss. Check out our guide of where to watch the final show -- with an Oprah-tini -- here.

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Beer Lovers Drink Homemade Brews in Brooklyn Living Rooms

Friday, May 20, 2011

WNYC

In recent years, home beer tours have become more popular in New York City, as has the number of beer enthusiasts who have pushed their dining room tables aside to make space for yeast-fermenting carboys in their tiny living rooms.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: A Collective of One

Friday, May 20, 2011

There's no "collective" at The D.P. Chutney Collective. Just Southerner Drake Page, stirring up his concoctions over a hot stove.

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A Smorgasboard of Food Comes to the Brooklyn Flea

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Smorgasburg, a new food market with ready-to-eat food and produce, debuted at the Brooklyn Flea last weekend. Check out our slideshow for a preview of what vendors are selling.

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Top Five Cocktails for the Kentucky Derby

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Kentucky Derby, which has its major showdown at Churchill Downs on Saturday, is the prime opportunity for us all to step into the role of Southern gentry for an afternoon. Here's our Top 5 list of cocktails that will make you feel like the mannered class we know you are.

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