Features : Archive for Food
Thursday, August 30, 2012
September 6, 2012 —
You can't rile Thomas Wickham with the prospect of the Stir Fry. "So, what are you going to ask me?" he said calmly, as producer Joy Y. Wang and I corralled him into the Studio 4 hot seat.
The man's a farmer, and his family has farmed for generations. I got the sense that nothing phases him. Not even the unblinking gaze of the Studio 4 cat behind him.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Cookbook author Mindy Fox gives her take on some Chicago staples in this 60-Second Stir-Fry.
Friday, August 17, 2012
August 17, 2012 —
Community gardener Annalee Sinclair is no stranger to the hot seat. After all, she gardened in a syringe-infested abandoned lot on the Lower East Side, in the 1990s, when the neighborhood was a scary and violent place. Robin Shulman is also a cool customer. She should be. She wrote a book, Eat the City. I'm trying to write a book proposal of my own, and I know there is no pressure like a deadline.
So, bring on the lightning round of Stir Fry questions!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Jennifer Divello of Patty's Berries and Bunches in Mattituck, on Long Island, does a 'berry' good job handling the heat of the stir fry lightning round of questions. Okay, had to do that. It's been a 'berry' long day.
Friday, August 03, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012 —
Some of our Last Chance Foods guests go limp at the thought of the Stir Fry, but not Ron Binaghi III of Stokes Farm in Old Tappan, New Jersey. Just like his family farm's tomatoes, Binaghi thrives in the heat of the hot seat.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Whether you're looking for Jersey tomatoes, apples from upstate New York, or fresh fish caught off Long Island, you'll find it at the Union Square Greenmarket, the center of New York's regional food scene. And chances are the person selling you the food is an immigrant.
Friday, July 27, 2012
July 27, 2012 —
This Stir Fry is less "fry" and more "stir." Brooklyn Botanic Garden herb curator Caleb Leech and BBG Terrace Café chef Ariel Nadelberg were allowed a do-over of my lightning round of questions, after both were scorched by the heat of the hot seat.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This Associated Press story caught my eye last week. How could it not?
Hot dog, bacon and doughnut lovers can get all three foods in one cholesterol-boosting item at this summer's New York State Fair. The Big Kahuna Donut Dog tops the list of unusual items at this year's fair. The offering consists of a maple-glazed doughnut around a bacon-wrapped hot dog.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
I had a bad food day Thursday. Not "bad" as in salad vs. cheeseburgers. (I don't think of food that way. It doesn't deserve such moralizing.)
I mean bad as in flavorless. Bad, as in, everything I ate today turned to sawdust in my mouth.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
NASA has enlisted a crew to test how astronauts will cook and eat on years-long missions to Mars. The volunteers are learning to make French bread and Puerto Rican white bean stew out of shelf-stable ingredients in a low-gravity environment because you can only eat so much freeze-dried ice cream.