Food Fridays Returns!

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Cheeseburger Cheeseburger styled by Roscoe Betsill (Photograph by Nigel Cox for Bon Appetit)

Food Fridays are back! New York magazine’s Adam Platt and Grubstreet’s Alan Sytsma give advice on where to get some of the best quintessential NY foods. Chef Tony Geraci talks about transforming school cafeterias in Baltimore and Memphis, introducing locally grown produce and teaching kids to cook. Tama Matsuoka Wong explains how to forage for wild plants this fall and how to prepare them. Plus: Please Explain is all about rice—from arborio to wehani!

Where to Find the Best Pizza, Bagels, Burgers, and Ramen in NYC

If budget-friendly carbohydrates are your thing, listen up. New York magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt and Grub Street editor Alan Sytsma came with hot tips.

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Transforming School Lunch and Changing Lives

Tony Geraci radically changed the school lunch systems in Baltimore and Memphis, using fresh, local foods and getting kids on the farm and in the kitchen.

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Lessons from a Foraging Pro on How to Find Edible Plants in the Wild

Tama Matsuoka Wong, forager for Daniel Boulud and Mads Refslund, explains how to find wild plant ingredients in season now, like sumac and mushrooms!

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Rice in Culture and Cuisine Around the World

This week's Please Explain is all about rice—from arborio to wehai—how it's grown, prepared, and it's place in culture and cuisine around the globe.

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Leonard Lopate in the studio with Joan Rivers at WNYC

Leonard Remembers Joan Rivers

Although she (of course) said outrageous things, what I remember best is just how funny she was no matter what we were talking about.

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Tama Matsuoka Wong preparing sumac, which she foraged from the wild.

Recipe: Tama Matsuoka Wong's Fried Chicken with Za’atar

These chicken nuggets are crisp and dry, as opposed to greasy, with a subtle blend of flavors. If you want more heat, add Korean or spicy pepper powder.


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