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A Food Book Fair Grows In Brooklyn

The annual event amplifies the borough’s food scene
Apr 1, 2015 3:00 pm

Each year, food-media professionals, chefs, small-batch producers and chefs yearning for a cookbook deal come together for panel discussions that take place over three days at the Food Book Fair, held April 10-12 at the iconic — if something that’s only been around since 2012 can be iconic — Wythe Hotel. Now in its fourth year, the Food Book Fair is presenting panels on such topics as “Food and Empire,” “Cookbooks and History” and “Chinese Food in America." There’s even a special literary-themed dinner.

Slow-Roast, Fast-Prep Leg Of Lamb Recipe

That big lamb haunch just got much easier to make
Apr 1, 2015 2:00 pm
slow roast leg of lamb

We’re working our way through British chef and “lightening-up” empress Lorraine Pascale’s new book, Everyday Easy. Just because it’s light and simple doesn’t mean it can’t be flavor-packed and beautiful. Leg of lamb just got a lot easier to make. 

20 Vegetarian Easter Recipes For Your Table

Toss these fresh vegetables in your holiday spread
Apr 1, 2015 1:30 pm

Isn’t spring cuisine just the best? Easter sure is one lucky holiday. We’ve rounded up our very favorite vegetarian “special occasion” dishes sure to add color, crunch and general happiness to your Easter spread. Welcome the new season with family, friends and a memorable feast starring plenty of radishes, leeks, mushrooms, tender leafy greens, fresh herbs and other signs that spring has sprung.   

What Do Movie Stars Know About Making Wine?

It’s all about storytelling, says Kate Hudson
Apr 1, 2015 1:00 pm

The lifestyle of the wealthy celebrity inevitably leads to all sorts of investment opportunities. Some Hollywood starlets get into profitable but rather innocuous sidelines, like Jessica Alba with baby products. Others opt for more adult diversions, like wine. Indeed, a diverse array of actors and actresses have gotten heavily into the grape in recent years, ranging from romantic-comedy mainstay Kate Hudson to the X-rated-film siren Savanna Samson, both of whom have put out their own labels.

30 Recipes You Should Make In April

Spring is here — time to make some green veggies!
Apr 1, 2015 12:00 pm

Let’s celebrate the brand-new green things poking out of the ground by eating them, shall we? There’s plenty of wonderful spring food to be consumed — fava beans, lamb, tender greens like ramps and fiddleheads and one of the best treats of the year: artichokes. Start lightening up from all those winter braises, the heavily sauced, the deep-fried and the cheese-covered, and get ready for some of the best produce of the year.

New Chefs Rising, Episode 2: Elise Kornack of Take Root

How New England clam chowder inspired a career
Apr 1, 2015 11:00 am

You hear it all the time: A chef’s gotta pay his or her dues, toil for years or even decades in kitchens learning technique and craft. Not necessarily. In New Chefs Rising, Food Republic finds young cooks who are making moves, running their own kitchens in successful restaurants, in many cases before their 30th birthday. Next up, the New England native whose 12-seat restaurant in Brooklyn has become a serious dining destination. 

Yuengling Edges Out Samuel Adams In Rankings Of Top Craft Brewers

List revives controversial “craft” conversation
Apr 1, 2015 10:00 am

The Brewers Association released its lists of the top breweries of 2014 yesterday, heralding the best-selling craft and noncraft breweries around the country. Buzz sparked almost instantly, as Yuengling now tops the list of craft breweries, edging out incumbent Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). But what does it mean?

Kids Are Maybe Eating Less Fast Food, Grocery Chains Struggling, Omelette As Art

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 31, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it’s news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

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