Salt of the Earth: Cooking with a Rainbow of Sea Salt

Shoppers in sleek pea coats and puffy winter bombers take turns spooning the crunchy salt crystals out of the bowls and into their palms. A little girl in a Santa red scarf opens her mouth to taste the salt sprinkles as if she’s catching translucent snowflakes on her tongue on this chilly late November afternoon... Continue Reading →

Food Trucks out on the Mean Streets

The pale yellow Van Leeuwen ice cream truck, nick-named “the Eagle,” sat parked across from the Apple Store in Soho with a vanilla cone painted on every side. A line quickly formed and a parade of ice cream cones hit the streets of Manhattan. Someone from Whole Foods approached the truck. “They were like, ‘This... Continue Reading →

Keeping the Party Alive with Matt Timms

Tangy kimchi. Fatty bone marrow. Smokey hot dogs. Musky pumpkin. These are not your typical chili ingredients but these are some of the flavors simmered into the 26 different chilis at Brooklyn’s Chili Takedown. At this homemade chili cook-off for amateur chefs, brainchild of Matt Timms, anything goes. Timms flickers around the place making sure... Continue Reading →

Brazilian Food in NYC at Casa

If you’re looking for traditional Brazilian food, Casa is your place. This corner restaurant is tiny but bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling window panes opening it up to the classic brick buildings of Bedford Street. Clusters of red chili peppers hang down from the ceiling and colorful Brazilian artwork pops from the clean white walls.... Continue Reading →

Exotic Meats Trending Despite Animal Taboos

To most Americans, what passes for adventurous eating is serving duck instead of turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. But what about dining on alligator, crickets or kangaroo? Meat-eating Americans will typically stick with chicken, beef or pork both at home and dining out. TV shows such as Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern are more popular than... Continue Reading →

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