Food

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.

Francesco ‘Frank’ Buffa and his two sons outside Ferdinando’s Focacceria. (Photo by Megan Cerullo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Sicilian Brooklyn Lives on in Ferdinando’s Focacceria

Brooklyn, Food, Western European October 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Sicilian restaurant Ferdinando’s Focacceria has changed very little in its 110-year history. Brooklyn Daily Eagle gets a glimpse of a past still etched on its walls and on its menu of traditional fare.

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, Voices' Picks 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.