Food

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.

Sampling beef lengua, laing at bacalao and the crisp fish skin chips, and other foods from restaurants participating in Filipino Restaurant Week. (Photo by Vivian Talambiras Cruz via The FilAm)

Two Weeks of Filipino Cuisine

Food, Metro Area, Southeast Asian May 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Filipino Restaurant Week runs for the first time in the metro area from May 11 to 23. The FilAm attended the launch event.

Mexican native Laura Cadena helps support her home with her taco trade. Mexican flavors prevail on Roosevelt Avenue with tacos like those prepared on the La Sabrosita truck on 79th Street. (Photo by Virginia Alvarado via Queens Latino)

Taco Mom from Nezahualcóyotl to New York

Food, Labor, Mexican, Queens, Women May 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Taco maker Laura Cadena, originally from Mexico, tells Queens Latino that more women are joining the work force and no longer have to depend on the support of family members.

Organizers of the Flushing Street Festival with balloon sculptures (Photo via Queens Courier)

Flushing Street Festival Planned

Asian, Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens April 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Organizers announced plans for the second annual Flushing Street Festival to be held on Aug. 1. It is expected to be much larger than last year’s, Queens Courier reports.

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr/Sr High School in New Jersey in 2012. A new program will offer Korean lunch choices once a week to elementary students in Palisades Park. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean School Lunches Coming to One NJ Town

East Asian, Education, Food, Metro Area April 22, 2015 at 3:56 pm

An organization that promotes Korean healthy food choices has reached an agreement to offer Korean lunch selections once a week at a New Jersey elementary school, The Korea Times reports.

Varli Food Festival in Woodbridge, New Jersey (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Food Festival for Kids Promotes Healthy Eating

Food, Metro Area, Youth April 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Hundreds came out for the Varli Food Festival for Kids in Woodbridge, New Jersey, an event to teach children about healthy eating and regional cuisines from India, reports News India Times.

(Photo courtesy of Fares “Freddy” Zeideia via Times Ledger)

King of Falafel to Open Restaurant in Astoria

Business, Food, Middle Eastern, Queens April 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm

The Vendy Award-winning food truck King of Falafel will expand to a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Astoria, reports Times Ledger.

Co-ops operate by membership. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Food Co-ops Invite Latinos to Join

Brooklyn, Food, Latino April 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

Food co-ops in Brooklyn seek to attract Latino customers by hiring Spanish-speaking workers and offering discounts to members of community organizations, El Diario reports.

George Mendes (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Bringing Rustic Portuguese Food to Manhattan

With the opening of his second restaurant next week, chef George Mendes is tapping his roots.

Amy Kar Yee dishes up bowls of Hong Kong-style noodle soup at a Carroll Gardens gallery. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Daily)

A Noodle Shop in a Brooklyn Art Space

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food April 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Brooklyn Daily reports that on April 25 the Kar Yee Noodle Shop will return for a day to the Court Tree Collective, featuring authentic home-style Hong Kong noodles with crispy pork.

Chef Andrew Gerson at work. (Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery via Brooklyn Daily)

A Taste of Nieuw Amsterdam

Brooklyn, Food, History, Native American, Western European April 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Brooklyn Brewery’s chef plans a Nieuw Amsterdam dinner for April 16 featuring old Dutch specialties along with Lenape clams, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Assembly Members Joe Lentol and Dov Hikind join Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson and Jewish leaders at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Photo via Greenpoint Gazette)l

Distributing Food for Passover in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish April 2, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Across Brooklyn, food was distributed to the needy in advance of Passover, report Brooklyn Daily and Greenpoint Gazette.

Tenzen Tsering (Photo via Times Ledger)

‘Most Respected Tibetan Chef in Queens’ Opens New Restaurant

Asian, Food, Queens April 1, 2015 at 10:43 am

World-renowned Chef Tenzen Tsering, of GangJong Kitchen in Jackson Heights, has opened a second Tibetan restaurant – Punda in Sunnyside, which he hopes will make the neighborhood “happier and healthier,” he tells the Times Ledger.

"We don't live; we survive," said Mexican mother Nancy Vázquez. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Child Poverty Epidemic Sweeps Through New York State

African American, Food, Latino, New York, Youth March 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The levels of child poverty in New York state are reaching epidemic proportions and Latino and African-American children are the most affected, El Diario reports.