Tongue is one of the food world's most maligned meats. While the muscle is tender and high in fat with a rich, buttery flavor, it's the idea of eating it that inhibits many diners. But New York foodies share an affinity for alternative meats, and are always keen to welcome the latest carnivorous trend.
Tongue dishes are prevalent in Jewish and Mexican cuisine, traditionally pickled, boiled... » more
In "Where Chefs Eat," (Phaidon) chefs selected their favorite places to dine in cities across the globe. Many selections were to be expected (Daniel, Jean Georges), but there were some surprises, too.
We chose four unexpected choices in NYC and asked the recommending chefs to explain.
-- Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar chose Crif Dogs, 115 St. Mark's Place, 212-614-2728... » more
Anne Becerra, NYC's first female cicerone, (certified beer connoisseur) says you should find the right beer for you through trial and error. Just head to a bar with an open mind, and sample a few taps. Once you've found the flavor, consider what Becerra calls her secret weapon: glassware. The right glass releases unique aromas and brings out nuances in flavor.
"You wouldn't drink a cabernet... » more
One in two kids in America will at some point during their childhood receive food assistance from the government. That's one of the more startling facts in the new documentary "A Place at the Table," and there are many of them.
Here's another: One in four kids in the U.S. are "food insecure," meaning at times they are uncertain where their next meal will come from. The... » more
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
Much Ado About Nothing 2 stars
After an extended wait, Off-Broadway's Theatre for a New Audience will finally move into a newly built Elizabethan-style theater in Downtown Brooklyn. This marks its final year at the Duke, a rentable space in Times Square.
To start the season, it is presenting Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," which has not received a major... » more
Beautiful Creatures 2.5 stars Directed by Richard LaGravenese Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson Rated PG-13
"The Hunger Games" represents Hollywood's primary crack at capturing a sizable chunk of the young-adult market lost with the conclusion of the "Twilight" saga. But there are plenty of movie dollars to go around. So,... » 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