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recent to-ings, fro-ings, and eats

Dry-aged beef potstickers at Brooklyn’s East Wind Snack Shop. Go there. Sprinkle that umami secret spice mix on ’em. So good. Photo: Alex Van Buren, Instagram Happy August! So let’s get something clear up front: No one is allowed to mention … Continue reading

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setting the table

Photo: Alex Van Buren, Instagram My father’s mother recently realized that her eldest unmarried granddaughter is living in Brooklyn, alone, without the proper accoutrements. Our calls typically involve my shouting so she can hear me—she is 94—and grandma shouting so … Continue reading

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a launch + a memory

So yesterday was a bit of a rough one. It wasn’t work that was tough. My colleagues and I launched a new site, Yahoo Food, a work in progress of which, as Features Editor, I’m proud. We’ve been toiling away … Continue reading

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cat-sized watermelons and other indignities

My last post overstated things. Prosciutto and butter and bread are excellent, yes. But that was then (May), and this is now (July), and the city has an ineffable stickiness that makes you root, root, root for the kids wasting … Continue reading

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winter warmers: my favorite cold-weather recipes

Homemade baked béchamel mac ‘n cheese with sriracha I am not a winter person. I hate the cold, and have vivid memories of my parents using the “double plastic bag” method to keep our feet warm in the winters of the late 1970s. … Continue reading

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catching up

Pie at Fort Defiance, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Still by Alex Lisowski.  Oof, I’ve been remiss in keeping this page current! The last two months have been busy. In addition to some fun writing and editing, I’ve produced and hosted nine … Continue reading

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summery strawberry gazpacho

Strawberry Gazpacho at Northern Spy Food Co. Still by Alex Lisowski So strawberry season in New York is set to wrap up pretty shortly, if the farmers at my local market are correct. Before the pretty berries disappear, eat as … Continue reading

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tres leches at empellón

Still by Alex Lisowski. Tres leches with mango at Empellón. This week’s piece was just too beautiful not to get a post of its own. How lovely is that tres leches cake? Lauren Resler, pastry chef at Empellón, deserves credit … Continue reading

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cheeseburger cheeseburger

A double cheeseburger at The Burger Garage. Still by Alex Lisowski. Happy Memorial Day, folks. If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with grilled meats this time of year. Last week we featured the burgers at The Burger Garage in … Continue reading

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fancy and unfancy foods

Video still by Alex Lisowski I’ve been happily busy of late and have even had the satisfaction of seeing a few pieces in print. (Remember print?) Here’s a summary: The May issue of InStyle ran a few Mother’s Day interviews … Continue reading

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