McSorley's Old Ale House. (1912 Painting by John French Sloan, via Wikipedia)

Checking out Manhattan’s Irish Hangouts

Culture, Food, Western European January 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm

New York’s Irish pubs, old and new, as well as some cultural centers, are the subject of an article in Irish Central.

Cristina Jiménez (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Youths Also Have a Dream

Food, Latino, New York, Youth January 20, 2015 at 2:46 pm

As the nation remembers Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., El Diario interviews four young Latino civil rights leaders.

Chef Wong's name has become synonymous with Peru's most popular dish. (Photo courtesy of Héctor Castañeda via El Diario.)

World’s Best Ceviche Chef Has ‘No Secrets’

Food, South American January 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The recipient of a recent award in Stamford, CT, chef Javier Wong is interviewed by El Diario.

An ‘Independent Sources’ Food Special

An ‘Independent Sources’ Food Special

Food, Health, Youth January 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

This week on CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: Encouraging black women to exercise and eat healthy; a school lunch delivery service in Manhattan; and exploring ethnic diversity through food trucks and a walking tour.

Mohinga, virtually the national dish of Burma, usually eaten for breakfast. (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Burmese Home Cooking – in a Queens Kitchen

Two immigrant friends demonstrate the complex ingredients and fragrant flavors of Burmese home cooking.

A traditional Swedish meal of roasted pork belly over sautéed salsify and creamy kale, along with a Danish appetizer of Swedish country pâté with Ligonberry sauce, smoked trout and salmon with mustard cream and picked beet with garnishes of dill, onions, chives and parsley as plated by chef Matteus Brogi of the Maidstone Arms restaurant in East Hampton. (Photo by Michael Heller via The Sag Harbor Express)

A Taste of a Swedish Christmas on Long Island

Food, Long Island, Traditions, Western European December 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Chef Mathias Brogie of The Living Room Restaurant on Long Island tells the The Sag Harbor Express how he has adapted the traditional Swedish Christmas smorgasbord to the American dinner table.

Getting a taste at the Coquito Masters competition in Parkchester back in November.  (Photo by Mi Young Park via Hunts Point Express)

Contest Celebrates Puerto Rican Christmas Drink

Bronx, Food, Traditions December 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

For the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx, the annual coquito competition gives an opportunity to celebrate culture and Christmas, reports Hunts Point Express.

Ethnic Culinary Tour of NYC

Ethnic Culinary Tour of NYC

Food, New York, Video December 2, 2014 at 5:58 pm

From Ukrainian borscht to Haitian conch, get a taste of various ethnic foods in NYC in this video produced by CUNY TV.

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

Food, History, Social Services November 24, 2014 at 1:24 pm

On this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: Educating Americans on indigenous history; a pantry’s Thousand Turkey Challenge; and adding Latino flavors to Thanksgiving dinner.

Russian nesting dolls at st. Petersburg Global Trade House (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Checking out ‘Little Odessa’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food November 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a photographic and mouth-watering tour of the Brighton Beach area, known as “Little Odessa.”

(Photo by Robyn Lee, Creative Commons license)

Deli Brings Norwegian Comfort Food to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Northern Europe November 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Located in the historically Norwegian neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Nordic Delicacies cooks up comfort foods from family recipes, reports Home Reporter. And it has found an audience beyond Scandinavians.

Jalal Sabur delivering fresh produce. (Photo by Maura Ewing via Mott Haven Herald)

Busing Families – and Food – to Prisoners

Criminal Justice, Food November 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

A farmer from Germantown, New York, is delivering produce for prisoners at correctional facilities around the state, and busing families to see their loved ones, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Urban forager Steve "Wildman" Brill (Photo by Regina Cornwall via The Hunts Point Express)

Preparing ‘Wild Bronx Salad’

Bronx, Food November 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Steve “Wildman” Brill, the urban foraging guru, led a group in the South Bronx recently, and helped prepare a meal that included foraged ingredients, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson and team at the recently held launch party for the West Harlem Community Healthy Food Hub (Photo via Manhattan Times)

New Harlem Food Pantry Promotes Healthy Eating

Food, Manhattan November 4, 2014 at 5:33 pm

The West Harlem Community Healthy Food Hub does more than provide low-income locals with access to nutritious foods, it aims to change their clients’ lifestyles, reports Manhattan Times.

The band TROMBEATZ performing at La Marqueta in East Harlem. (photo by Kathleen O'Donnell via Amsterdam News)

Reviving La Marqueta

Food, Manhattan October 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm

A new effort is being launched to revive La Marqueta, the historic food market in East Harlem, by bringing in new vendors and music for court weekends, Amsterdam News reports.