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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Butcher Turns Scraps into Dog Food

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Jake Dickson, butcher and owner of Dickson's Farm Stand Meats in Chelsea Market, works with local farmers to bring naturally raised meat to his shop. Since he deals in whole animals, offering more pork chops means buying another whole pig or a half steer. Watch a video here.

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Signs of Spring: Bring on the Food Trucks

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

After a wet, chilly start to spring, New Yorkers are ready to revel in something they love: food trucks. Click here to listen to an audio montage and see a slideshow of food truckers around the city. Plus, let us know where your favorite food truck is in the city.

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Toasting the Royal Wedding from Sunrise to Sundown

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal flair comes to New York City for the royal nupitals between Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton.

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Tasty Browsing: New Eats Up For Grabs at the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg

Friday, April 01, 2011

The Brooklyn Flea starts spring off right this weekend with the inaugural opening of its second location on the Williamsburg waterfront. See a slideshow of new food for sale at the Will'burg spot.


Celebrating Mardi Gras with King's Cake and Good Luck

Monday, March 07, 2011

For the Mardi Gras lover with a sweet tooth, a slice of King's Cake might be the best way to celebrate.


Chinese Food Writers Celebrate the New Year

Monday, February 07, 2011

Chinese New Yorkers continue to ring in the Year of the Rabbitt this week. WNYC asked writers from across culinary China to weigh in with a favorite memory and recipe in celebration of the holiday.


Dig In And Fill Up At The New York Chili Fest

Friday, January 28, 2011

Come in from the cold this weekend as the first-ever New York Chili Fest takes over the Chelsea Market with New York’s top chili-slingers competing for the celebrated Golden Chili Mug.


City Debuts Winter Broadway Discount Program

Monday, January 24, 2011

Each year, tens of millions of visitors spend billions of dollars on lodging, food and cultural events in New York City. But tourism tapers off in the winter months. This year, the city and a Broadway trade group have cooked up a new incentive to get people to open their pocketbooks and resume spending.

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When It Snows: Seed Catalog Porn

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's the dead of winter, with another big snow storm on the way. There is nothing more titliating than sitting down with a lap full of seed catalogues and starting to dream.

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Serving for the Season: Farmer Ken Greene's Roasted Roots

Friday, December 17, 2010

Here's the last of five holiday recipes from 2010 Last Chance Foods guests.


Serving for the Season: The Lee Brothers' Spiced Pecans

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Here's the fourth of five holiday recipes from 2010 Last Chance Foods guests.

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Serving for the Season: Amy Chaplin's Warm Farro Salad and Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Here's the third of five holiday recipes from 2010 Last Chance Foods guests.