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Video: How to Make the Perfect Espresso w/ Lavazza’s Salvatore Foto

If you’re anything like me, the day doesn’t start until you’ve had coffee. It’s the turbo-charge to my vehicle, and as an ex-expat of Italy, I’m always on the hunt […]

How to Poach an Egg in 5 Minutes w/ Chef Ben Lee, A Voce (Video)

When eggs and bread combos are a topic of conversation, challah and several imaginative varieties of French Toast are top of mind. Until… Enter A Voce’s Uovo, by Executive Chef […]

4 Restaurants in NYC That Take You on a Journey

Recently I found myself at the foot of Machu Picchu, glass of Chicha (fermented corn beer) in hand, watching two Peruvians dig a hole in the dirt and line it with rocks […]

Longevity Cocktail w/ EV Lazar, Buddakan (Video)

While some of you may know Buddakan as that it spot in the Meatpacking District where Carrie Bradshaw had her Rehearsal Dinner (or maybe that’s just me?), Buddakan is also known […]

Baking 102: Tips to Up Your Baking Game

If spring is wedding season – fall is baking season. From apple crisp to crème caramel, lemon meringue to chocolate fudge cake, these sweet treats just make summer easier to […]

Pumpkin Egg Custard Tart w/ Chef Daniel Skurnick, Buddakan (Video)

When it comes to festive pumpkin desserts, look no further than Buddakan’s Pumpkin Egg Custard Tart. We caught up with Daniel Skurnick, the wizard behind Buddakan’s pastries, who showed us […]

Have Ice Cream in the Cold: 7 Best Affogato Spots in New York

Think it’s too chilly to enjoy your favorite scoop of ice cream? Think again! Affogato, a shot or two of espresso with a scoop of gelato, is a popular treat […]

Aperitivo Julep by Alex Day, Death & Co. (Video)

It’s fair to say that Alex Day might be more popular at night. At least that’s true of the venues he co-owns. In addition to Honeycut (LA), Nitecap (NYC), 151 […]

From Haute to Hoagie: The History of Mayonnaise

Eggs, Oil, and Dangerous Liaisons Try this for six degrees of separation: what links John Malkovich, Colin Firth, and mayonnaise? Malkovich and Firth both played the seductive, amoral Vicomte de […]

How to Make Mayonnaise the Way It Was Intended

I confess to loving mayonnaise in all its forms, and became an even bigger fan after writing a brief history of it. This recipe is the result of my quest […]

Carolina Whole Hog BBQ @ Arrogant Swine

As the die hard BBQ eaters continue to wage war on what style BBQ is the best, Tyson Ho, owner/pitmaster at Arrogant Swine, brings us some Carolina style whole hog […]

Butchering & Cooking a Tomahawk Bone-In Ribeye w/ Michael Vignola, StripHouse (Video)

The 24-layer chocolate cake at Strip House first had our attention (then our stomachs, and ultimately our hearts). But before we dug in for another fork-full of decadence, we met […]

Best Restaurants to Eat Bugs at in Manhattan

Please pass the worms isn’t something I thought I’d say, but in lieu of Halloween why not add a few creepy crawlies to the diet? Insects are a vital source […]

Sausage and Pepper Sliders w/ Jonathan Kavourakis, Stanton Social

For Jonathan Kavourakis, the Chef de Cuisine at The Stanton Social, food is family. As a first generation Greek American and the son of a baker, Jonathan has always been a hard worker. […]

How to Tell If Your Wine Is Corked

You may have seen these people at your favorite restaurants. You may have judged them, rolled your eyes, called them snobs when you looked over their shoulders and watched as […]

Got Goat? @ Victory Garden

Tucked next to a parking lot on Carmine St., you might easily walk right by this little gem on your way to Grey Dog or Blue Ribbon Bar just around […]

Unlimited Coffee for a Flat Monthly Fee? We’re Listening…

It’s no secret that food and beverage-themed apps are beginning to dominate the unofficial “I don’t carry cash, anymore” section of your smartphone’s conveniently synced-up store. The trend is being […]

The Only Tomato Sauce You’ll Ever Need w/ Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi, Bergen Hill (Video)

Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi’s experiences in the kitchen are as diverse as the cuisine he cooks. After launching his career in the Miami kitchen of Afterglow, a pioneering restaurant in the […]

Kentucky Fried Blowfish by Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi, Bergen Hill (Video)

Despite its infamy for dramatic reality housewives (hey Teresa Giudice…), we must admit: Bravo gets it right when it comes to food. Lights… Camera… Action…. Chop, Chop. As a former […]

The 7 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

In New York City, keeping a restaurant in business for over a year is a major accomplishment– most restaurants close before they even have the chance to generate hype, reviews […]

How To Break Down a Whole Chicken (Video)

Butchering a chicken can seem intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. Because of this, many people are reluctant to buy a whole bird, but breaking down a chicken […]

Orchard Peach Tarte w/ Ginger Ice Cream by Chef Macdonald of Hakkasan (Video)

For nearly two years, Rory Macdonald has been making Hakkasan sweet. The Executive Pasty Chef opened the restaurant’s flagship New York City location in 2012, and has been dishing out […]

How to Make Mango Chutney

Thousands of years ago, Hindu cooks discovered that spices went well with fruit, and that spices and sugary fruit mixed together slowed food spoilage. And then there were the flavors […]

How to Make General Tso’s Chicken at Home

Yes, there really was a General Tso. He lived in the 19th century and is one of Hunan province’s greatest heroes. Contrary to popular myth, however, he never tasted the […]