°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Mindy Fox

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cookbook author Mindy Fox gives her take on some Chicago staples in this 60-Second Stir-Fry.


60-Second Stir Fry: Annalee Sinclair and Robin Shulman

Friday, 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!


60-Second Stir Fry: Jennifer DiVello

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.


60-Second Stir Fry: Ron Binaghi III

Friday, August 03, 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.


Greenmarket Sellers Bring 'Mother' Country Tastes to Union Square

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.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Caleb Leech and Ariel Nadelberg

Friday, 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.


Designer Kitchens And Why We Think We Need Them

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Trophy kitchens rule the real estate market, but fewer of us than ever actually cook, or need granite counters and Viking ranges. It's more about the look than the practicality, one realtor admits.


Pizza Museum To Offer A Slice Of American Food And Culture

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Some pizza lovers in Philadelphia are taking their affection for the popular food to a new level by opening a museum and restaurant. It will include pieces from the world's largest collection of pizza-related items and, of course, real slices of pizza for sale.


DIY Food Mash-Up: Hot Dogs, Bacon and Donuts

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.


Ordering Food Online? That'll Be More Calories, Cost And Complexity

Monday, July 23, 2012

It may be easy to order food online, but it's also more pricey and more calorific compared to traditional ways of ordering, says a new study. It seems we lose our personal inhibitions when we don't have to talk to the seller or see other customers.



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.


Let Them Eat Kale: Vegetarians And The French Revolution

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The French Revolution conjures up memories of Marie Antoinette and the guillotine and angry peasant uprisings, but middle-class vegetarians may have also played an important role in the politics of the day.


60-Second Stir-Fry: Diane Kochilas

Friday, July 13, 2012


Summertime makes me want to stay far away from anything hot, especially a stove or the hot seat of the 60-Second Stir-Fry. But chef and author Diane Kochilas teaches cooking classes in sunny Greece, so she didn't break a sweat.


Wake Up Call To Grocery Stores: Young People Shop Around

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The younger generation is less loyal to grocery stores and grocery store brands than their elders. This has big implications for how stores must adapt and change in the future as millennials gain more purchasing power.


The Importance Of Making Sushi And Mozzarella On Mars

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.


Brits Battle For Cheesy Glory By Writing National Anthem For Cheddar

Monday, July 09, 2012

The British Cheese Board is looking for a national anthem for cheddar cheese. They've narrowed down the field of its competition to five cheesy songs, and now they need your help.


In Lean Times, Creative Bakers Turn To Desperation Pies

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Vinegar pie and green tomato pie don't usually top the list of America's favorite sweets. But in Depression-era America, these and other desperation pies that survive today showed off home cooks' ingenuity.


In 'Sponge Candy Crescent,' Addicts Hoard 'Heaven'

Sunday, July 01, 2012

During the long winter months on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, sponge candy is a mainstay. But the temperamental treat isn't available in hot weather, so to get their fix in the summer, fans have to plan in advance.


America's Affection For Hometown Confections

Sunday, July 01, 2012

If you're gaga for a Nut Goodie, we know just where you're coming from. In fact, the candy you love can say a lot about where you grew up. Americans rally around their regional treats, maybe because they take us back to a simpler, sweeter time.


Foraging for Food Trends in Brooklyn

Saturday, June 30, 2012


A day of eating in Brooklyn with the Whole Foods foraging team.

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