Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Five Up-and-Coming Winemakers To Watch

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:28:38 EDT

Europe’s most dynamic and drinkable young vintners, as chosen by the wine gurus of New York’s best new restaurants.

What's Juicing the Market for Weird Fruit? Rosh Hashana, Obviously

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 21:52:50 EDT

New Year celebration sparks fevered competition among some Jews to secure monstera, cherimoya and other hard-to-eat offerings; ‘better than drugs.’

Why Is the McFlurry Machine Down Again?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:11:14 EST

Frequent interruptions in McDonald’s ice cream service in the U.S. and abroad are spawning an avalanche of social media complaints—and conspiracy theories.

Awesome Sauce: Why Gochujang Is a Gamechanger

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:50:25 EST

The lipsmacking Korean chili paste gochujang provides measured heat and savory depth in dishes where you haven’t yet thought to use it.

Cookin' Up Chrismukkah

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:25:31 EST

Chefs rejoice in the crazy culinary collision of Christian and Jewish holidays.

One of the World's Best Restaurants Gets an Update

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:14:53 EST

Thomas Keller turned the French Laundry into one of the most admired gastronomic temples on the planet. Now, working with architecture firm Snøhetta, he’s expanding the premises and improving the kitchen for the 21st century.

How to Order Oysters

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:49:55 EST

Nothing goes down easier with bubbly, but oysters today are so varied and complex, the half-shell menu can be downright daunting. Two new books help facilitate a better bivalve experience.

Barbecue Joints Add a Little Country to the Mix

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:18:24 EST

Live country music, which is gaining popularity in New York City, has become a core part of the appeal of local Southern and barbecue restaurants.

Don't Tell Texas, But Arkansas Is Laying Claim to Queso

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:30:15 EDT

Many Arkansans think cheese dip has finally given them something to call their own after decades in the shadow of neighboring states’ fajitas, gumbo and barbecue.

There May Not Be Enough Eggnog This Year

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:06:32 EST

Dairies are reporting stronger than usual demand for the creamy, egg-infused holiday drink often mixed with rum or brandy. Could eggnog top pumpkin spice?

Vodka-Cranberry Reclaimed

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:51:05 EST

Tweak the frat-party classic to make a grown-up cocktail. Here’s a recipe any home bar can handle—the one you want in your back pocket this New Year’s Eve.

A Vienna Feasting Tour: Where to Eat Like an Emperor

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 23:30:43 EST

For a delicious winter getaway, take your cue from a famous foodie, the late Emperor Franz Joseph. Here, some of his favorite dishes—from schnitzels to sausages—and the best spots to taste them in this gastronomic capital.

Asahi to Pay $7.8 Billion for AB InBev Beer Brands in Eastern Europe

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:33:28 EST

AB InBev is selling the assets as part of its pact with European regulators to win approval for its purchase of SABMiller.

Turkeys Lay Eggs, Too---Then the Foodies Fight Over Them

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:52:01 EST

Thanksgiving’s top birds lay only two or three a week, so cooks who prize their creamy, ‘nutty’ flavor are left to scramble; ‘How is this so difficult?’

Bunker Food: Not Just for the Apocalypse Anymore

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:45:34 EDT

Dehydrated Greek yogurt, gluten-free meals join freeze-dried pasta stalwarts as emergency-food companies seek to broaden customer appeal.

New York Restaurateurs Go All In on Pickles

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 22:27:38 EST

Two restaurants built around all things pickle are slated to open in the city.

Marcus Samuelsson Plans Newark Restaurant

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:20:13 EST

The restaurant, whose name and concept are still being determined, will be part of the redevelopment of the historic Hahne’s department store.

A Cake With Sunshine Baked In

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:05:10 EST

This wintertime dessert packs the puckery punch of blood oranges and a welcome hit of boozy warmth in every bite.

Mr. Peanut Collectors Hunt for a Rare Treasure: New Mr. Peanut Collectors

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:47:28 EDT

As the monocled mascot turns 100, the Peanut Pals club launches an effort to butter up potential members under 70

Ashley Christensen's Recipe for Roast Chicken Thighs With Wilted Greens and Garlic

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:48:23 EST

Sear the chicken with garlic and rosemary, sauté the greens in the drippings. This recipe from Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner in Raleigh, N.C., builds big flavor fast.

Mike Wiley's Recipe for a Fried Fish Sandwich With Kimchi and Spicy Mayo

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:57:53 EST

This fish sandwich with a kicky kimchi garnish and a creamy special sauce is a chef’s favorite at Portland, Maine’s Eventide Oyster Co. and it’s remarkably easy to make at home.

A Town Named for Bacon Considers Switching to Pie

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 22:41:35 EDT

As ‘foodies’ invade, residents of Eggs and Bacon Bay, on the Australian island of Tasmania, must decide whether to adopt a (marginally) healthier name.

The Breakfast Burrito Variations: Two Wrap-Star Recipes

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 22:09:49 EST

Breakfast burrito or breakfast Frankie? These easy, appealing recipes have your morning meal all wrapped up.

Decidedly Un-Dickensian Christmas Puddings

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:43:48 EST

Forget the soggy puddings of Christmas past. British chefs are coming up with lighter, livelier takes on the festive classic, including these recipes for ginger, chocolate-marmalade and prune-Armagnac variations.

This Year's 'It' Christmas Cookies: These Recipes Are the Jam

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:20:18 EST

Buttery, jam-filled and generally delightful, Linzer cookies have been taking off in bold new directions. Unburdened by tradition, these innovative riffs are the treats to beat this season.

Candy Corn Lovers Will Eat Candy Corn Anything---No Matter What It Tastes Like

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:46:30 EDT

New forms of M&Ms, Oreos, Peeps and popcorn claim to have candy-corn flavor, but confectioners can’t agree on the ideal taste.

Come to Church! There's Beer

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:27:00 EST

St. Wulfram’s Church in England is trying beer festivals, toboggan runs and dance parties to bring the secular community inside the 1,000-year-old edifice, raising eyebrows; try a ‘Black Mass’ dark ale.

The Next Great Wine Destination?

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:54:47 EDT

The Georgian province of Kakheti, in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, has charming small towns, idyllic countryside and an ancient winemaking tradition that’s just starting to catch a buzz.

Author Idra Novey Savors a Rum to Celebrate President Obama's Cuba Visit

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 22:26:03 EDT

From the reference to Dickens on the label to the dark history of the liquor itself, Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy Rum is a bottle as freighted with associations as it is amenable to interpretation in cocktails.

Organic or Conventional?

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:38:48 EST

The big food question of the era is worth considering as you prepare holiday feasts this week.

A Love Letter to Aleppo

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:53:32 EST

It’s hard, looking at photographs of the ravaged city, to remember its teeming outdoor markets. Marlene Matar’s ‘The Aleppo Cookbook’ is a crucial means of safeguarding the city’s culinary heritage for generations to come.

Scientists Seek the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 23:16:03 EST

After decades of mindless gulping, academics are poring over their favorite beverage to measure its chemical properties, even how it responds to being yelled at; ‘Sloshing is a really complicated thing’

When Is It OK to Eat Chocolate?

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:46:38 EST

Chocolate sales are up 18% since 2011. When it is high in cocoa, low in sugar and full of premium ingredients people feel it is almost a healthy indulgence.

Sunday Lunch: Recipes That Satisfy Body and Soul

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:34:40 EST

For a weekend meal that satisfies the spirit as well as the stomach, griddle these buttery Moroccan flatbreads stuffed with spiced lamb. Recipes for an herbed yogurt sauce and a lemony chopped salad round out the menu.

Guacamole Lovers Say Low-Fat Florida Avocados Are the Pits

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:13:08 EDT

As the larger, leaner ‘SlimCado’ challenges California’s Hass variety, some foodies feel betrayed; more pointless than fat-free cheese?

Ashley Christensen's Recipe For Macaroni Au Gratin

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:21:40 EST

You could call it mac and cheese, but that wouldn’t quite do justice to this creamy three-cheese update on the classic from chef Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner in Raleigh, N.C. Cook an egg yolk on top if you really want to take it to the next level.

Homely Fruits and Vegetables Are Having Their Day in the Sun

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:09:21 EDT

A shoppers snap up knobbled carrots, misshapen apples and ‘spuglies,’ baffled growers are seeing green in ugly produce; ‘we don’t care if it’s a mutt.’

Happy Hour Patrons Cheer New York's Latest Nightlife Deal: the $1 Drink

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:42:30 EST

Some New York City bars and restaurants are serving up a value-minded tipple as competition intensifies: drinks for a dollar.

Chefs Double Down on Whole-Wheat Bread

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:51:05 EST

Dan Barber knows that people hate whole-wheat bread. So when diners arrive at his Blue Hill restaurants in Westchester and Greenwich Village, he serves them something else: 200% whole-wheat bread.

Chefs No Longer Turning Up Their Noses at Pungent Durian

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:21:16 EST

In recent years, New York has seen any number of novelty food items, from the Cronut to the rainbow bagel, become buzz-worthy sensations. Now, it may be time to make way for fried durian.

Cleveland Invents a New Bagel, Hits New York With Schmear Campaign

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:53:06 EDT

Republican convention host city touts its entry’s crunch outside, chewy inside

Timorese Spice-Braised Beef: A Family Recipe

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:30:57 EST

Years in exile couldn’t dim the memory of this beef curry brightened with lemongrass for Timorese chef Cesar Costa. His recipe takes a few hours to simmer but couldn’t be simpler to prepare.

Where the Beers Are: A Regional Guide to U.S. Craft Brews

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:15:55 EST

Offerings from smaller breweries are so vast and varied it’s hard to know where to begin. A guide to 21 top craft brews that deliver an intriguing taste of place.

Persian Recipes That Deliver Classic Christmas Flavors

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:57:42 EST

Sumptuous and full of warming spice, these recipes by way of the Silk Road hit all the right notes for a festive holiday meal.

A Bread You Can Bake in Your Sleep

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:57:27 EST

The Yemenite bread kubaneh spends the night in the oven so you can wake up to a brunch ready to go. Here’s the recipe, plus a whole menu of prepare-ahead dishes for lazy days.

The Secret to Hostess's Comeback: There's No Improving the Twinkie

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:56:36 EDT

When it re-launched the spongy snack, the company’s new owners chose to make only ‘strategic’ tweaks, such as a longer shelf life and a deep-fried version.

London's Hottest New Restaurant is an Ode to "the Best British Ingredients"

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:54:11 EST

Chef and restaurateur Jackson Boxer expands his reach with Chess Club

A Day in the Life of Chef Andrew Carmellini

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:29:20 EST

The next stop in his plan to expand his empire? Baltimore.

Bid Adieu to 2016 With a Very Strong Drink

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:28:23 EST

If ever a year called for a double, it’s this one. Thankfully, publishers have our backs. Wayne Curtis reviews new books about the spritz, the joys of amaro and some hip, new gins.