Tag: New York City

How I Survived My One Night as a Prep Cook in Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar

How I Survived My One Night as a Prep Cook in Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar

| April 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sweat, stress and slow progress — those words basically sum up my sole stint as a prep cook at Momofuku Noodle Bar, the first establishment of Chef David Chang’s renowned restaurant group.

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Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City’s apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.

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Why There Are Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens

Why There Are Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York is famous for its food scene, but lately, the once-overflowing pool of potential chef applicants has begun to run dry. The reason? It’s a pricey town to live in, and for chefs obsessed with local ingredients, smaller towns with vibrant food cultures are looking way more appealing.

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Giant Renaissance Food People Descend Upon New York

Giant Renaissance Food People Descend Upon New York

| May 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a 16th-century artist who liked to play with his food, transforming it into the building blocks of many of his fantastical portraits. Artist Philip Haas has taken those portraits out of museums, reinterpreting them as colossal statues that interact with the natural environment.

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NYC’s Fast-Food Workers Strike, Demand ‘Living Wages’

NYC’s Fast-Food Workers Strike, Demand ‘Living Wages’

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fast-food workers in New York City are on strike for the second time in six months, demanding higher wages that they can live on. Workers complain that $7.25 an hour, New York’s current minimum wage, is not enough to live in the city.

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Judge Overturns New York City Ban On Big Sugary Sodas

Judge Overturns New York City Ban On Big Sugary Sodas

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

A state Supreme Court justice said the regulations overstepped the authority granted to the New York City Board of Health. And the judge noted that the regulations wouldn’t have applied equally across food retailers.

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Family Keeps Jewish Soulfood Alive At New York ‘Appetizing’ Store

Family Keeps Jewish Soulfood Alive At New York ‘Appetizing’ Store

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it opened its name alone made it different, advertising the shared ownership of the family’s daughters, instead of sons. Today, the shop, which specializes in smoked fish, continues to thrive.

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Bicoastal Pie

Bicoastal Pie

| January 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The New York Times and NPR are saying pie is the new “it” dessert. Megan Gordon explores her two favorite pie shops–one West coast, one East Coast.

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Mario Batali’s Eataly: A Visual Tour

Mario Batali’s Eataly: A Visual Tour

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon traveled to New York City last week and snapped some photos. Here’s her visual tour of Mario Batali’s Eataly.

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

Want to get Pops a cookbook for Father’s Day this year? He better like to set stuff on fire. Panna cotta? Green papaya salad? Nope: according to every bookstore display this time of year, it’s grilling or nothing for manly Dad.

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Druze Cuisine and Korean Chicken in NYC

Druze Cuisine and Korean Chicken in NYC

| July 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Two places that I was delighted to try this past weekend in NYC, with the guidance of friends, are Gazala Place in Hell’s Kitchen (or, as the real estate agents have been calling it since the new high-rises came in: Midtown West) and the infamous Bonchon Chicken in Koreatown.

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Jewish Delis: Eating at Schwartz’s and Saul’s

Jewish Delis: Eating at Schwartz’s and Saul’s

| December 15, 2007 | 2 Comments

The documentary film, Chez Schwartz, enjoyed a quiet if savory U.S. premier at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center earlier this week. It has yet to be picked up for wider distribution, but keep an eye out for it. Or, if you can’t wait, order a DVD and see for yourself why this little “Charcuterie […]

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Clyde Common Restaurant. Ace Hotel, Portland

Clyde Common Restaurant. Ace Hotel, Portland

| July 23, 2007 | 6 Comments

Disclaimer: this is not an “Official Restaurant Review,” it is merely a mention of a place to eat I loved when I was in Portland last. Clyde Common is the name. Ace Hotel is its location. I ate there once for each lunch and dinner a few days apart. And I would go there tomorrow […]

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Patricia Wells’ Vegetable Harvest

| June 16, 2007 | 2 Comments

In New York in early May, I found myself on a Thursday evening with cancelled plans. Thank goodness for Dorie Greenspan. She immediately invited me to her sit-down interview with Patricia Wells that evening at the Alliance Francaise. Patricia was in town promoting her new book, Vegetable Harvest. Dorie and Patricia are such good friends […]

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