On The Front Lines Of The Crazy World Of Ice Cream Collaborations

Neighbors helping neighbors for scoop supremacy
Apr 14, 2015 9:00 am

Many of today’s top ice cream makers are teaming up with their peers — mainly local food and drink purveyors — to think up some of the most innovative flavors ever to hit a sugar cone. While sweet-meets-sweet collaborations continue to steer many projects, companies are pushing their creative capabilities into unfamiliar territory by calling upon the entire community to pitch in — not short of the butcher and brewer.

Kickstart This: Help The World’s Only Food Radio Station Rebuild Its Website

Brooklyn’s Heritage Radio needs your help
Apr 9, 2015 3:00 pm

Heritage Radio Network is a network of food thought leaders and industry experts, from brewers and bartenders to pastry chefs and policy makers. As the world’s only food radio station, its 40-plus hosts broadcast around 40 weekly shows. The network needs your help and is looking for funding via a Kickstarter campaign.

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.

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. 

The Classic Mai Tai: Made Two Ways

An old tiki favorite gets a new-Brooklyn twist
Mar 20, 2015 1:00 pm

Though perhaps not as often requested as the martini or the old-fashioned, the mai tai holds a special place in the cocktail canon. And as far as rum drinks go, it’s hard to think of a better representative of the spirit. Created by tiki legend Trader Vic in California in the 1940s, the mai tai had an original base of Jamaican and Agricole rums (both sugarcane-based), which is often disputed. But one thing that isn’t up for debate is that this drink should not be made in the sweet, frozen fashion that most beach bars can barely cobble together.

Guy Fieri's Trash Can Nachos, Elephant Feasts, Pizza Lobbyists

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 4, 2015 4:30 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.

Winemakers Bug Out About Pesticides, Palm Springs Gets Brooklyn Tacos, Juice Redux

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 3, 2015 4:30 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.

Take Root's Elise Kornack Challenges Convention, And Herself, At Every Turn

One of NYC's youngest, most artful chefs speaks out
Feb 5, 2015 10:00 am

At 28, Elise Kornack has done the unthinkable, creating a small restaurant that affords her time off to be with family and friends while still being important enough to win her restaurant, Take Root, fame and even a Michelin star. Here, the outspoken young chef talks about her unusual career track and why she left Manhattan's hottest kitchens to go it alone on a quiet Brooklyn street.


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