Food

Cilantro is a mainstay in Mexican kitchens (Photo by Edison Esparza via El Diario de Mexico)

Despite Ban, Mexican Cilantro is Easily Found in Queens

Food, Health, Mexican July 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Although the FDA announced a ban on cilantro imported from the state of Puebla, Mexico, some New York Mexican restaurants still use it, Diario de México reports.

Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki (center), NY Consul General of Poland Urszula Gacek and Consul Sabina Klimek, together with importers and distributors of Polish products in the U.S. (Photo by Aleksandra Słabisz  via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Eggs and Other Foods May Soon Enter US

Eastern European, Food, New York July 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Poland’s agriculture minister recently visited Washington and New York to discuss the export of eggs, poultry and other foods from Poland to the U.S. He met with U.S. officials and importers and distributors of Polish products, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Before utilizing it to prepare food, fish must now be frozen. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Changes the Taste of Ceviche

Food, Government, Latino, New York July 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Restaurants prepare for a Department of Health rule requiring that raw fish be frozen for at least 15 hours before it is used, El Diario reports.

Couple Brings Traditional South African Meat Snack to U.S.

Couple Brings Traditional South African Meat Snack to U.S.

African, Featured Posts, Food, Video July 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Warren and Nicolle Pala make biltong out of their New Jersey factory using techniques from their native South Africa and ingredients found stateside.

Robert McDaniels, a  Bedford Park resident, has been a street vendor for over 10 years. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Will More Vendors Hurt the Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Food July 8, 2015 at 11:05 am

Business improvement districts in the Bronx worry that allowing more street vendors will create problems, Norwood News reports.

Jian Chang meat shop is the latest victim of changing times in Chinatown (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Another Meat Shop Closes in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Another traditional meat merchant operating in Chinatown has fallen victim to changing times and falling sales, and its owner will now focus on wholesale business, Sing Tao Daily reports, while other meat shops diversify the products they sell.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Small Business Not Sold On Foam Ban

Environment, Food, Latino June 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Small businesses complain of higher costs as they get ready to comply with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, El Diario reports.

Ramón Eduardo, founder of Il Forno Bakery in Hunts Point, Bronx. (Image via video)

A Family’s Bread and Butter

Bronx, Business, Food June 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

Ramón Eduardo runs Il Forno Bakery in Hunts Point with the help of his children. In a NYCity News Service video, the native of the Dominican Republic says that those raised in the U.S., his children included, do not have the same hunger for success as immigrants do.

Karolina Gumpert (standing) leading a Polish Flavors workshop. (Photo from Greenpoint. The Transition via The Greenpoint Gazette)

Polish Flavors ‘More Than Just Pierogis and Kielbasa’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food June 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Polish Flavors, a cooking workshop taught by Karolina Gumpert, is part of the half-year long Polish celebration Greenpoint. The Transition, and also provides an opportunity for people to reflect on the changes the neighborhood is undergoing.

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

Eric Glisson has big plans for his Bronx business, Fresh Take Juice Bar, which he started after serving nearly 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit.

Ayman Alim, of the Super Star Deli in Rego Park, with the three types of containers he uses in his store – aluminum, Styrofoam and plastic. (Photo by Liz Rhoades via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Business Owners Weigh in on Styrofoam Ban

Business, Food, Government, Queens June 5, 2015 at 7:35 pm

A restaurant owner and a deli owner tell Queens Chronicle how the impending citywide Styrofoam ban could affect small businesses like theirs.

Making tortillas using nixtamal. (Photo via El Diario video)

Nixtamal Brings Traditional Tortillas to Corona

Food, Mexican, Queens June 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Corona’s Tortillería Nixtamal brings a thousand-year-old tradition to the growing Mexican community in Queens, El Diario reports.

In what place did these August Martin High School students, standing with Syreeta Gates (right), finish? Find out at Queens Courier.

First-Ever Hip-Hop Culinary Contest in Queens

Food, Queens, Youth May 26, 2015 at 6:52 pm

The August Martin High School in Jamaica and The Future Project hosted a hip-hop culinary competition “to bridge the worlds of culinary arts, visual arts and lyrical art,” reports Queens Courier.

Curry pineapple (Photo from lakruwana.com)

‘Psychedelic-Purple Curry’ and More at Lakruwana on SI

Food, South Asian, Staten Island May 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Home to the largest Sri Lankan community in the United States, Staten Island has “several extraordinary Sri Lankan restaurants.” A Gay City News reporter pays a visit to one of them, Lakruwana.

Ruperto Morocho dishes up Hispanic-inspired dishes at his restaurant, El Nuevo Delicioso. He is famous for his roasted chicken, which he makes with a recipe he created with his wife 25 years ago (Photo by Michaela Ross for Voices of NY)

Bronx Co-op Bolsters Food Businesses in Face of Development

Bronx, Business, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Video May 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

The United Business Cooperative supports and educates local immigrant entrepreneurs in the food industry, as new clientele and businesses move in to Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.