Lauren Doucette

Hot Toddys: A Cocktail Cure for that Winter Cold

So I always make it through all but the last vestiges of winter without getting sick and get really proud of myself for staying healthy. Then – you guessed it […]

Bulletproof Coffee: A Better Way to Have Your Coffee –with Butter and Coconut Oil?

When it comes to being trendy, coffee sits right up there with fashion and hairstyles –always changing, always making you feel like you just missed the boat on the next […]

Not All Honey is Created Equal: Your Guide to the Sweet Stuff

Honey is nature’s sweetest of treats. However, besides just tasting great on toast, honey has some health benefits, as well as non-edible applications. Though honey is mostly sugar, it contains […]

Saint Patrick's Day Toast

Sláinte! Cheers to St. Patty w/ These Traditional Irish Toasts (& Cocktails)!

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and I’m sure we’re all making plans, stocking up on spirits, and making sure we have an entire outfit comprised of varying shades of kelly […]

Irish Soda Bread: A Recipe for Feast or Famine

Here in the US of A, Irish Soda bread has long been associated with the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. As a child, I remember it making an appearance next […]

Peanut Butter: Not Just for Dessert and Celery Slices

Peanut Butter gets a bad wrap. Ok, that’s not really true, peanut butter is greatly loved. (At least it is here in America. Europeans are still pretty confused about our […]

Meatballs from Around the World: There’s Way More Than You Think

March 9th is National Meatball Day. For those of you unaware of this momentous occasion, or who’s calendar doesn’t include a mention of the holiday (what? Christmas, but no N.M.D?!) […]

Video: Drink Your Chicken! Chicken Tea Recipe from Langham Place

Langham Place is not your average hotel, with their impeccable design, spacious rooms complete with Empire State views, and luruxious spa. So, of course, it stands to reason that their […]

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Video: Measure Lounge’s Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe

Today we’re going to learn how to make Nutella hot chocolate. Ok, so, first of all I think we need to take a moment to appreciate that such a magnificent […]

Hungover? Well, This Might Help. The Best Bloody Marys in NYC

The Bloody Mary, or god’s gift to the hungover, has traditionally been a beverage of great flexibility and experimentation. Its ingredients are as varied and numbered as the establishments who […]

What are Hybrid Vegetables

Hybrid vegetables have been making headlines as one of the major food trends of 2015. You may be wondering what exactly hybrid vegetables are. Well it’s simple really, plant breeders […]

Warm Up by the Fire w/ the Best Fireplace Bars in NYC

As the popular, and only slightly creepy, holiday tune loves to remind us “Baby, it’s cold outside.” And if you’re like me, you’re pretty darn sick of slushy snow, freezing […]

Forget Health Food Trends: The Top 10 Healthiest Foods that Stand the Test of Time

Forget Health Food Trends: The Top 10 Healthiest Foods that Stand the Test of Time

As the shine of the new year starts to fade, many of us are trying desperately to cling to our resolutions to “eat better,” “be healthier,” etc. However, sometimes this […]

Fashion Week is Over, but for Foodies, Fashion is Just Getting Started

Here at ForknPlate, we’re always eager to bring you the new, the tasty, the talked-about when it comes to New York City’s culinary scene. But food, and our fascination with […]

The Best New Ramen Spots to Try Right Now

It seems like even today many folks still wrongly relegate ramen to the realm of late night dorm food (even I tend to associate it with those horrid packages of stiff […]

Parmesan Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

Super Simple & Delicious Recipe for Parmesan Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

Though previously relegated to the realm of boring, tasteless side-dish, cauliflower has recently made a huge comeback –and rightly so. You can now find it prominently featured on many a […]

14 New Restaurant/Bar Openings You Have to Try in NYC in February

February can easily be the dreariest month of the year. The holidays are long over, snow isn’t fun anymore, and dang if it isn’t freezing outside. Luckily, the major players […]

Best “Bang” for your Buck: Best Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe Menus

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day of expensive chocolates, hallmark cards, and high expectations (oh yeah, and love). If you’ll be spending the evening out and about in New York, you […]

How to Make Dumplings with Chef Brian Tsao

Being from an Italian family, I am, of course, a big fan of ravioli. However, I also love pierogis, samosas, empanadas –basically I’m a big fan of dough stuffed with […]

Video: How to Make Your Own Coconut Milk w/ Chef Leah Cohen

Coconut milk –not to be confused with coconut water– is a thick, creamy, absolutely delicious liquid made from the grated meat of a coconut. It features heavily in Southeast Asian […]

What are Bitters?

Photo Credit: makeandshakecocktails.com Peruse the cocktail list at most bars these days and you’ll surely catch at least a few mentions of “bitters” in the ingredients list. But what exactly are […]

Video: Lobster Cupcakes w/ Chef Kevin Long at Boston’s Empire Restaurant

It is a truth self-evident that cupcakes and lobster are two of the best foods currently in existence. But lobster cupcakes? Sounds intriguing at best, possibly unappetizing at worst. If nothing […]

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