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Best of the Week: Our Most Popular Stories

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 21, 2013

This week, we kicked back with a perfectly steeped and sweetened glass of iced tea. The tricks are in the details, from the freshness of the tea to the temperature of the water. The same can be said for Bluegrass Soy Sauce, brewed by Bourbon Barrel Foods in Louisville, KY, in true Southern style. Another ingredient worth paying attention to: Argan oil (it’s not just a basket ingredient on Chopped). Use in place of your normal oil of choice, and make things interesting. We were all about taking things easy, from repurposing leftovers to getting a full night’s sleep–there are worse ways to spend a week. Read More

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Caffeine Withdrawal Classified As Mental Disorder

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 17, 2013

coffee, caffeine, coffee addiction, caffeine addiction, caffeine withdrawal
coffee, caffeine, coffee addiction, caffeine addiction, caffeine withdrawal

Photo: Tim Geers

More than once, I’ve suffered through a bad headache only to realize, midday, that somehow I left my regular cup of coffee out of my morning routine. Annoying as it is, it’s an easy problem to fix…with a cup coffee.

According to the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, caffeine withdrawal is a mental disorder, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Read More

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Best of the Week: Our Most Popular Stories

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 14, 2013

Princess Madeleine Wedding

Princess Madeleine Wedding

Brain freeze, illustrated.

Brain freeze, illustrated.

This week, we took a closer look at what we realized we didn’t know, and learned a lot. Beginning with morels—those alien-looking, intimidating fungi—we fried them, and found that they weren’t scary, just addictive. At the farmers’ market, we learned the secrets to more produce (read: don’t be afraid to buy anything as long as it’s in season). The same goes for the colorful rainbow swiss chard, whose versatility adds to its healthy charm. And, if you’ve ever been struck by brain freeze and wondered what could have possibly gone wrong, look no farther. We found out, and you can blame sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia from now on. For Marcus, the adventure continued as he attended the beautiful, fairytale royal wedding of Swedish Princess Madeleine to her New Yorker, hedge funder Chris O’Neill. Read More

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Now Serving: Spiked Snow Cones at Red Rooster!

By Ashley Beck | June 13, 2013

Cone

It’s here… The ultimate adult beverage. The one you didn’t know you wanted and now won’t be able to live without this summer. The perfect combination of your favorite summer treat as a kid: that icy, crunchy, sweet and refreshing combination of crushed ice and fruit-flavored syrup. Add booze. Eat, slurp, crunch and repeat. That’s right, the adult snow cone is here and now available at Red Rooster. Read More

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Word Around the Web

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 10, 2013

asparagus, news, blood pressure
asparagus, news, blood pressure

Photo: Calliope

Family and cooking go hand in hand, and family recipes can stay with us our whole lives. But, most of us can’t claim our family invented the reuben.

What would the world do without cheese, corn flakes, popsicles, and chocolate chip cookies?

We love strawberries and their incredible versatility, especially when they’re in season.  Bon Appétit delineates the many varieties.

New research might make asparagus the new superfood. According to NPR’s The Salt, a compound in asparagus lowered blood pressure in rats. Time to change your dinner plans? Read More

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Best of the Week: Our Most Popular Stories

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 7, 2013

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how to grill vegetables, grill, summer

This week, the weather heated up, and we noticed. We learned how to choose the right foods to keep our cool despite the rising temperatures. And surprisingly, that can eating more spicy food. Our solution for that: Marshall’s Haute Sauce. (I’ll take Serrano Ginger Lemongrass, thank you.) The vegetarian, gluten-free, locally-sourced condiments will work wonderfully with our grilled veggies, especially now that we know the secrets to getting the perfect grill marks on our vegetables. And we’ll give soft beverages—our refreshing, trusty heat reducers—closer consideration. (Who would have known that the average American consumes about 140 gallons of soft drinks a year?) And to top it all off, a funny video: GQ asks Marcus about the 10 things he can’t live with out.

Here’s a look at our most popular stories of the week: Read More

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Nook at Night Opens, Late-Night Tacos Abound

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 4, 2013

nook, red rooster, taco, marcus samuelsson, nook at night
nook, red rooster, taco, marcus samuelsson, nook at night

Nook at Night offers tacos, and not without suggested beer pairings.

Only in New York can you so easily find hot, late-night snacks—maybe that’s how New Yorkers are able to sustain the city that never sleeps. Now, the Nook at Red Rooster offers its own after-dark treat.

Stop by the takeout window between 11:30pm and 3:00am Friday and Saturday, and choose your pick of skirt steak, goat, and sweet potato tacos at one for $4 and two for $7.  (Has there ever been a better match than beer and tacos?)

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Did You Read It Last Week?

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 3, 2013

broccolini, my plate, michelle obama, marcus samuelsson, mark bittman
wheat, farming, genetic modification, genetically modified

Photo by Jon Bunting 

Heard of the cronut? If not, give it a few days. According to The Observer, the hyper-speed tempo of modern-day food blogs sure can draw a lot of attention to new restaurants and trends, but not necessarily for the long-run and not necessarily for the better.

Is up always the way of the future? For farming, at least according to this NPR story.

Once again, Mark Bittman takes on the meat we eat, this time with an eye for the economics of what, how, and why we buy, and sixteen meals with smaller portions of meat. Do the same with a broccolini stir fry with beef and pasta with tuna. Read More

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Abba Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

By Mac Malikowski | May 10, 2013

ABBA
ABBA

Photo: WikiCommons

This past week, the Abba Museum opened in Stockholm, Sweden to hundreds of fans ready to relive the unique saga of the native pop group. (Too bad Marcus, a lifelong fan, wasn’t around for the unveiling.) The museum, in collaboration with the Music Hall of Fame, boasts unparalleled memorabilia, a full-service dance floor and the actual studio console with which Abba recorded their signature sound.

The group, who formed in 1972, released 8 chart-topping albums, won the Eurovision Song Contest and extensively toured the world until their break-up in late 1982; a legacy that would spawn countless tributes to the group. Read More

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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More

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