Interior of Casa Enrique in Long Island City, the first Latino restaurant in NY to earn a coveted star from the Michelin Guide. (Photo by Paloma Cacho-Sousa)

For Prized Chef, Mexican Food is the Real Star

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Food, Mexican, Queens October 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Casa Enrique, which serves Mexican food in Long Island City, just earned one star from Michelin Guide for its creations by Oaxacan-born chef Cosme Aguilar.

(Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Cafés Go Organic

East Asian, Food, Manhattan October 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Korean cafés and restaurants in New York are adding many organic items to their menus, The Korea Times reports.

The Pickle Guys are the last pickle merchants on the Lower East Side. (Photo by Hannah Griffin via Our Town Downtown)

Pickled Pineapple, Anyone?

Food, Manhattan October 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Pickled pineapple will be among the selections on hand at Pickle Day on Oct. 19 on the Lower East Side, Our Town Downtown reports.

With grandson Denzel, Chico Boyer checks his hives. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Brooklyn Couple to Promote Beekeeping in Haiti

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment, Food October 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm

A Brooklyn couple’s love for beekeeping has led to the idea of promoting it in Haiti, where it could generate income for the unemployed youth, reports Caribbean Life.

Dongdaemon Yeopgi Tteokbokki , with Bob's Lunch Box, which opened on West 32nd St. Oct. 5 (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean ‘Snack Food’ Gets Noticed

East Asian, Food October 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Korean “snack food” is gaining in popularity in New York, Korea Daily reports.

Portuguese Flavors, Sky-High in Westchester

Portuguese Flavors, Sky-High in Westchester

Featured Posts, Food, Voices' Picks, Western European September 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Anthony Gonçalves never attended cooking school, but his dishes dazzle diners at the White Plains Ritz-Carlton.

(Photo courtesy of Hot Bread Kitchen Staff via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Hot Bread Kitchen Bakes Up Nourishing Futures

Food, Immigration, In the News, Jewish, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 11:10 am

The success of Hot Bread Kitchen is attributed to its all-immigrant staff and founder Jessamyn Rodriguez, who tells The Jewish Daily Forward that being Jewish has instilled in her the values behind the initiative.

Dinner sponsored by the James Beard Foundation and the Korea Society at Kristalbelli's a year ago (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean BBQ and Wine: A Fine Pairing?

East Asian, Food September 22, 2014 at 4:50 pm

More Korean BBQ restaurants are offering expanded wine selections to their customers, which is helping sales, Korea Daily reports.

Elsa Salas Lázaro (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Making Handmade Tortillas in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Mexican September 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Elsa Salas Lázaro makes handmade tortillas in Brooklyn that are much in demand, reports Diario de Mexico.

TuArepa co-owner Francisco Duran (Photo by Eric Jankiewicz via Queens Courier)

Chinese-Venezuelan Family Sells Arepas in Queens

Business, East Asian, Food, In the News, Queens, South American September 9, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Queens Courier profiles the Chinese-Venezuelan family behind TuArepa Pizza Cafe, which recently expanded its pizza menu to include Venezuelan dishes.

Family and Chicharrones de Pollo

Family and Chicharrones de Pollo

Food, In the News, Puerto Rican September 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Three generations of a Puerto Rican family come together to make chicharrones de pollo in a Feet in 2 Worlds video.

Women cook for langar meal at Sikh gurudwara. (Photo by Ramaa Raghavan via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Religious Tradition With an Indian Taste

Food, Metro Area, Religion, South Asian September 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Sikhism’s tradition of offering free food to the gurudwaras’ visitors is keeping temple kitchens very busy, reports Feet in 2 Worlds.

Fuzhou moooncake eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Tasty Fuzhou Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Culture, East Asian, Food, Traditions September 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at the Fuzhou mooncake – a pastry from Fujian province in China – and how it has become a staple on Chinatown shelves.

Chocolate is made from mixing sugar with cocoa paste and cocoa butter. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Business, Food, In the News, Mexican, Women August 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Building a successful artisanal chocolate co-op in one Mexican town was the response of some local women to mass emigration to the U.S., reports Diario de Mexico.

(Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Coney Island Avenue’s Pakistani Treats and Brooklyn ‘Mela’

Brooklyn, Culture, Food, South Asian August 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Brooklyn’s Coney Island Avenue-based MashAllah Sweets and Restaurant is a haven for South Asian food, reports Ditmas Park Corner’s Anna Gustafson, who also covers a festival marking Pakistan’s 68th independence day.