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What to Eat and Drink Over Memorial Day Weekend

By Ashley Beck | May 24, 2013

It’s here. The weekend we’ve all been waiting for…the weekend that tells us Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate. Time for extra food, extra drinks, extra sunshine, and an extra day to enjoy it. So if you’re planning on cooking, check out these tasty Memorial Day menu options, and if you plan on allowing some one else to do all the cooking, well at least you can get your eyes and stomach ready for what’s potentially to come.  Read More

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10 Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

By Christopher Stewart | April 16, 2013

Coconut Rice Pudding, Fried Banana
Coconut Rice Pudding, Fried Banana

Coconut Rice Pudding with Fried Banana (Photo: Paul Brissman)

When the craving for sweets pops up, there is nothing you can do to fight it. All you want is a sugary treat and you want it to be decadent! A cookie, a slice of cake, or even a piece of candy, satisfying your sweet tooth will only lead to happiness. But what do you make? Sometimes a warm chocolate chip cookie isn’t going to be enough. The aroma’s filling your kitchen from a cake baking in the oven, or a pan of warm bread pudding topped with vanilla gelato  is really what you are craving the most. This weekend, satisfy your sweet tooth with these 10 different dessert ideas.

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Cupcake Hot Spots in Harlem

By Jeannette | March 30, 2012

Tonnies Cupcake Display -Allana

By: Allana Mortell

Because I’m new to the city and a perhaps a little slow jumping on the “cupcake,” bandwagon, I ask you to forgive me in advance for this one. I just recently discovered two great cupcake joints in Harlem that sell confectionary heaven for under $3 that I have to gush about. Perhaps you already know about Tonnie’s Minis and have ordered cakes from Make my Cake Bakery or maybe, you’re like me and a total newbie. Regardless, if you enjoy pastries, frosting or hot coffee and the idea of a cake shot strikes your fancy, make your way up towards Harlem and I promise your sweet tooth will thank you later. Read More


Street Food Focus: Churros

By admin | March 23, 2012

Photo: cherrypatter

Photo: cherrypatter

By: Allana Mortell

In a city of thirteen million people with over 20,000 restaurants to choose from, there are still some days I find myself unsure of what I want to eat. I’ll walk by a restaurant and browse the menu, but end up leaving because I either need to “save my pennies” or realistically, look for something quick, cheap and on-the-go.  And since my sweet tooth always overpowers my other taste buds, I often find myself wandering the streets, running after that distinctive smell of butter, sugar and cinnamon. Enter, the churro.

With their crisp, shimmering, golden-brown outsides and soft, gooey insides, the churro is a characteristic Spanish dessert whose popularity has enormously grown over the past years.  A typical churro is made from the basics – flour, water, sugar, eggs and vanilla – however, their shape is all unique. After being piped from a syringe with a star-shaped nozzle, the pastry dough is then lightly fried in vegetable oil and finished off with a traditional coating of cinnamon and sugar. Read More


Seeing Red: Mixing The Sweet With The Savory

By Jeannette | March 20, 2012

Chef Peter Steele

By: Allana Mortell

I live by the mantra, “Life’s too short – eat dessert first!” When you’re having an off day or need a small pick-me-up, I like to think there’s nothing a cup of dark chocolate mousse can’t fix. So, when I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Chef Peter Steele, the newest pastry chef of Red Rooster, it was like a dream-come-true.

But other aren’t too keen on sweets, so it’s often hard to get restaurant-goers to leave room for dessert. But to Chef Peter, he takes that fact like a challenge and creates desserts that all audiences will love. By combining the sweet with the savory, Peter has innovative dishes pumping out left and right from the Red Rooster kitchen that just might make you want to eat dessert first, too! Check out Chef Peter’s story and the science of pastry… Read More


Street Food Focus: Chinese Eggettes

By Jeannette | March 2, 2012

Photo: corvuslee

Photo: corvuslee

By: Justin Chan

As a child, I often followed my mother around Chinatown. Though we lived in Queens, she insisted on buying her grocery from Chinese supermarkets. After all, they were the only ones in the city that carried the ingredients she needed to cook up a sizzling Chinese dish.

Oftentimes, she would spend an hour or so scanning and choosing products that were stocked neatly on the shelves. She treated her errand as if her life depended on it, while I had little interest. In fact, I would complain until she bought me Chinese eggettes from the street vendors that lined up along Canal Street. The bite-sized edibles were a cheap drug to shut me up. My mother knew I was addicted to them, and since they only costed a dollar, she found a cheap way to keep me quiet while she shopped for groceries. Read More


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