Great news for all the home cooks (of all levels) out there!
There are tons of products on the market that will not only make your cooking life easier (and better!) but will also actually fool your dinner guests into thinking you are in a culinary category above your natural talent.
To help you navigate the kitchen tools marketplace and find the best of the best to help you feign expertise,... » more
Foodies in Brooklyn will soon have even more options at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Four new eateries - Luke's Lobster, No. 7 Sub, Ample Hills Creamery and Fornino - The Art & Science of Pizza - are set to open this summer in the Pier 5, Pier 6 and Fulton Ferry Landing/DUMBO sections of the park.
"With the addition of these four concessions ... BBP is quickly becoming a destination... » more
Maybe you forgot it's Valentine's Day. Or maybe you just found a Valentine? Either way, these gifts are sure to please, and can be picked up at the last minute, by which we mean today!
Payard Patisserie's Valentine's Day treats Francois Payard's patisserie has delectable treats aplenty, but if you really want to make an impression, give your Valentine the Essence of Spring Macaron Collection,... » more
Registered dietitian Sharon Richter shared with amNewYork her tips on how to indulge, but not go overboard, this Valentine's Day.
1. Try individually wrapped chocolates. While there might be a bit more waste, you will be able to see exactly how much you've eaten, and be forced to experience it in a tangible, tactile way.
2. Choose chocolates made with "real ingredients." Candy... » more
From white to green, yellow to black, oolong to Pu-erh, tea is a staple of Chinese cuisine and an important part of the culture. This Chinese New Year, get a little closer to a symbolic, revered and delicious custom.
Tea serves many functions. You drink it, but it's also medicinal and brings people together.
"Serving teas to others is a way to offer peace, make friends, ask for... » more
Calling all local chefs!
Bravo's "Top Chef" has been renewed for an 11th season, and is seeking out new talent here in NYC.
The hit cooking competition show is holding an open call on Feb. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at "Chef" alum Dale Talde's restaurant Talde in Park Slope.
The casting crew is also making stops in Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Austin,... » more
For many, Sunday nights are best spent at home on the couch, catching "Girls" or "Downton Abbey," depending on your taste. But chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian has a different idea for what makes a perfect Sunday: dinner with your friends and family.
To that end, Zakarian has created a warm, cabaret-style vibe at his Midtown East restaurant The National (557 Lexington... » more
National Girl Scout Cookie Day means lots of delicious treats.
We all have our favorites: Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, Tagalongs. On Friday, show your love for Girl Scout Cookies by stopping by one of the following locations to pick up a box, or 10.
8:30-10:30 a.m.: 42nd St. and Madison Ave. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: 57th St. btwn Fifth and Sixth aves. 2:30-4:30 p.m.: Park Ave. btwn 52nd... » more
The City Grit Fat Tuesday dinner If you enjoy adventurous and out-of-the-box dining experiences, as well as talking about food (among other things), City Grit's culinary events are for you. At these dinners, held weekly, founder and chef Sarah Simmons creates a tasting menu around a theme or ingredient. Guest chefs are often brought in, too. On Fat Tuesday, Simmons will throw the ultimate feast.... » more