Recently, when Stephen and I sought refuge from the frigid avenue in a dark-lacquered, high-backed booth at Talde in Park Slope, there were several clues we had come to the right place.
American cheese used to mean bright orange, plastic-wrapped slices of questionable texture. Thanks to a pioneering young woman from Chicago, domestic fromage has seriously improved its reputation in recent years.
For Independence Day menu inspiration, consider “The Kindest Cut of Meat is Ground,” in today’s Times, where I argue that ground is “the most sustainable, economical, gastronomically flexible and morally responsible cut of meat.”
They say the East End is short on ethnic eats. Well, on August 10, we plan to change that when Edible East End presents the Great Food Truck Derby, in conjunction with the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.
Usually we’re advocates of device-free dining. But that was before the #eatdrinklocal Twitter stream started buzzing with pictures, recipes and farmstand tips on how our readers are eating, shopping and dining during Eat Drink Local.
Edible East End (the shore-based sister to this magazine) and the Brooklyn Brewery invite you to the Bellmore, Long Island craft beer bar Effin Gruven on Thursday, April 26, to celebrate the Nassau and Suffolk County rollout of the latest Brewmaster Reserve release.
I’ve been thumbing through the short, final chapters of Joan Gussow’s most recent book, Growing, Older. They’re humorous even if the themes include dying, lifelong regrets, sea level rise and climate change. The later geological preoccupations are shared by both of us—we both garden in floodprone areas—and the balmy, 60-degree afternoons this past weekend reminded me that the future-oriented predictions of climate scientists seem more and more to have arrived in the here and now. (And, my colleagues at Edible Brooklyn tell me, the annual winter festival at Prospect Park was just cancelled, due to weather too warm to make snow.)
For two decades the international movement to preserve taste called Slow Food has produced a guide to Italian wine in conjunction with Gambero Rosso– an Italian Zagat that puts out food and wine guides and produces massive wine tastings around the world. Now, to encourage a new era of sustainabile wine sipping , Slow Food has rolled out a wine classification system and bringing it to America for the first time, along with a sampling of Italian Slow Wine-designated producers that will visit New York on January 30. (Get your tickets here.)
As the New Year approaches, with its cavalcade of “best of” and “top 10” lists, we invite our readers to vote in a very Edible way–for your favorite farmers, brewers, bartenders and food systems innovators as part of Edible Communities Sixth Annual Local Hero Awards. The process is already underway and ends this Friday, December 16, so nominate your favorite farmer, chef, eatery, food shop, food artisan and non-profit now.