Over time, Bavarian food has come to define German food in America, even though it was merely a portion of the picture. You’d never try to argue that Texas barbecue or Maine lobster alone does well defining American cuisine, and this same thought process applies to understanding true German food. Philadelphia chef Jeremy Nolen explains.
Last week, I did an online search for German restaurants in New York City, thinking that maybe I'd find something I'd missed before: a forward-thinking hub for new Teutonic cooking. My goal was to eat a German meal, since I'd gone out on a limb and chosen German cuisine as my topic for Around The World In 5 Editors. If there isn't a buzzy German spot in New York City, the center of the culinary universe, can German cuisine ever really become trendy?
Ideas for dinner from the great Indian subcontinent
Apr 23, 2014 4:00 pm
We've got the perfect dinner idea for you whether you fall into the veg or non-veg category, North or South, mild or spicy and hey, even if you just want to make some naan to liven up your sandwich game, you're covered. In honor of #IndiaDay, 15 of our favorite curries, stews, snacks and sides from the great Subcontinent.
Asha Gomez had her "South India meets Southern America fried chicken" long before she was named a James Beard Award Semifinalist and editors from BonAppetit, Food & Wine, Country Living and Garden & Gun started calling up her Atlanta restaurant Cardamom Hill. Oh man is it good. And now she's hitting New York City.
Rahul Akerkar, chef/owner of Bombay's world-ranked Indigo restaurant worked a number of jobs in NYC kitchens while working through a Master's in biomedical engineering from Columbia University. This, of course, was before he ran a restaurant empire. When I asked for a gritty story from a NYC kitchen, circa 1980, he granted me two. You read that headline right.
Just get it to your mouth before it disintegrates!
Apr 23, 2014 1:00 pm
Pani puri is a fried crisp with a hole punched in the top, stuffed with onion, whole chickpeas, potato, tamarind chutney and some chili-fueled spice mix, dunked in a spiced water and ferried to the mouth immediately. It's some of the most addictive street food around. Want to try? Head to one of these 10 places around the United States.
Rahul Akerkar, owner of Bombay's famed Indigo restaurant, started his career bussing, washing dishes and cooking in the kitchens of New York City. Fast-forward to the epic pairing of Chateau Margaux wines with Indian cuisine, the succulent lox topping the bagels at India's first gourmet appetizing shop, deli and cafe and a few stories from 80s-era New York kitchens that would make Bourdain himself grin. All about this international man of mastery, after the jump.
His name is probably not Speedy Patel, I absolutely made that up. Go ahead, top it. Hurry the Currywallah. No no, wait, RACE Malai! So check it: nobody makes one dosa at a time in India, the demand is simply too high. Watch this street food master spin more than a dozen at breakneck pace. And suddenly you'll know what you want for snacktime.