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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.


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.


Serving for the Season: Farmer Lee Jones' Salad

Monday, December 13, 2010

Last Chance Foods asked five guests from 2010 to share the recipes they'll be serving to their families over the holidays.


Going Nuts For Squirrel Hunting

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Watch WNYC's video about this bushy-tailed pastime or check out our recipe for "Pork Rind-Crusted Fried Squirrel with Molasses Red-Eye Gravy" here.


Fetching Dinner: Hunting Dogs Help Bring Seasonal Foods to the Table

Thursday, November 18, 2010

As the light pleasures of summer give way to the denser ones of autumn, our meals get denser, too. This week, “Last Chance Foods” looks at hunting and that means it’s time to call the dogs.

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New Yorkers Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Although it’s a big holiday in parts of America, el Dia de los Muertos is still a rather quaint celebration in New York involving bright paper banners, flowers and candles, all reserved for the dead. Here's WNYC's Day of the Dead primer.


Beyond Bhangra: The Sikh International Film Festival Comes to NYC

Friday, October 22, 2010

To many New Yorkers, the most ubiquitous piece of Sikh culture is undoubtedly the bhangra beats coming out of sweaty dance parties in the city's coolest clubs. But this weekend, visitors to the Asia Society can check out other facets of lesser-known Sikh culture—through film.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Denies Guggenheim's Food Kiosk Application

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Think it's your last chance to grab a cheap pretzel, kebob or hot dog before heading into the Guggenheim museum? Think again. On Tuesday, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission denied the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum's application to install a permanent teardrop-shaped food kiosk made of stainless steel and resin. The commission ruled that the museum's proposed kiosk would not fit with Frank Lloyd Wright's 1950s spirals and cantilevers in the museum's entry area.


The Art of Farming, Food as Art

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sotheby’s will host a special heirloom auction on Thursday evening -- edible heirlooms, that is. Its mission? To raise awareness of heirloom vegetables and money for two charitable organizations.