Members of both the pro and anti Candy Corn camps might be interested to know where the hell this admittedly unique and arguably bizarre tasting snack came from. Apparently, the answer is George Renninger (aka Big Daddy Candy Corn), a candymaker at the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia. Renninger invented the candy from sugar, fondant, corn syrup, vanilla, and marshmallow creme sometime in the 1880's. He sold the corn-shaped candy (originally called "Chicken Feed") to Goelitz Candy Company (now known as Jelly Belly) as a symbol of harvest that would appeal to agrarian America. Through the trials and errors of mass production, Goelitz Co. made it into the Halloween staple it is today: the slow, labor-intensive Candy Corn creation process meant that it was only made from March to November, meaning that Candy Corn would really hit the market around the end of October--or, Halloween.
Since 1981, Good Enough to Eat has been serving up heartwarmig and palate pleasing American comfort food on the Upper West Side. This past summer, the restaurant relocated to a bigger, renovated location on 85th and Columbus. The decor, menu, and overall cozy vibe remain the same, and this new and improved UWS staple always packed with regulars is certainly worth a visit.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the ever-popular Brunch menus feature wholesome staples like crispy and light onion rings, griddled cornbread, tuna melts, beer battered chicken fingers and daily specials using seasonal ingredients.
By now, the weather’s gotten cooler, the leaves have started to turn, and there’s no denying that Fall has officially arrived. This time of year means many things to many different people, but if you’re a long distance runner, there’s only one thing on your mind. That’s right, folks: it’s Marathon time.
Whether you’re running yourself or just down to watch from the sidelines, we’ve got the hook up for all your Marathon food and drink needs.
Since it’s opening in early October, Pippali has given the Indian cuisine market a new trendy look. Its fusion of traditional Indian flavors and modern concepts has made it stand out as a top contender in trend setting restaurants. Their tantalizing dishes blend sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors in delectable concoctions that will have your taste buds in for a treat. And now they’re kicking up their already delicious menu with their new all vegetarian menu in honor of Diwali.
A French pastry chef and a Brazilian vegan pastry chef walk into a bar.
This could be the start of an odd food nerd joke, but in actuality, it is the story of the marriage of renowned pastry chef Francois Payard and his lovely and talented wife, Fernanda Capobianco, both of whom currently own and operate their individual bakeries on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
On Monday night, October 27, we had the privilege of watching the couple discuss their individual growth as chefs, how they feel about desserts, how they feel about veganism, and of course, who does the cooking at home, during the dual book launch at the magnanimous Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo. Their playful dynamic was enchanting while Capobianco discussed her debut in print with Vegan Divas Cookbook, and Payard's fourth print release, entitled Payard Desserts.
Inspired by industry titans and go-getters, we here at Joonbug enjoy cooking. Some of our favorite books and recipes are by Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray and Giada De Laurentiis. During the holiday season and as soon as the weather starts to become cooler in Manhattan -- many a New Yorker starts craving the perfect hearty soup! It's fine to order out, but there's something to be said about unwinding in the kitchen, being "in the moment," and creating something healthy, warm, and comforting. Joonbug wanted to share this delicious recipe from Williams- Sonoma for an incredible ButterNut Squash Soup. Mangia!
Raymi Peruvian Kitchen & Pisco Bar is starting the holiday season early by giving diners the great gift of unbeatable prices!
Beginning Monday November 4th, Raymi will launch Ceviche Censation every Monday from 5- 7:30pm, with endless ceviches and bottomless pisco sours for just $25! The ceviches will be on a rotating basis each week: Salmon with ginger, peanuts, sesame seeds and won ton;’ Mixto with aji rocoto,shrimp,squid,octopus and sweet potato; and Corvina with lime, red onion, sweet potato, habamero and cilantro. Pair one of these ceviches with the grape brandy (pisco).
Need an excuse to gobble down a whole box of chocolates by yourself? No you don't have to wait until Valentine's day for this guilty pleasure- celebrate National Chocolate Day by indulging in your favorites. White, dark, milk, with caramel, with nuts, even paired with bacon- chocolate comes in all shapes and sizes. So much chocolate, so little time. But we're here to help with that sweet fix. Take a look at our list of the coolest and most unique chocolate treats we could find in NYC. Your sweet tooth will thank us.
The geniuses behind Max Brenner bring you the most delicious and creative in chocolate delights. From dripping fondues, to decadently covered waffles, to chocolate pizzas- this place is where chocoholics go to die. But what caught our eye on their menu is their very unique "chocolate burger." This decadent burger consists of a brioche bun, a pure milk chocolate ganache "patty" covered in melted marshmallow and is accompanied with melted strawberry sauce and melted white chocolate sauce to serve as the mayo and ketchup. It's a chocolate lover's dream burger.
Dim lights washed over the charming interior of Ribalta, the Italian pizza restaurant on East 12th Street. With Skrillex dropping hard beats over the speaker, the dinner crowd started filing in. The founder of Ribalta, Rosario Procino, paced around the restaurant ensuring that everything was going well for the night. It was a special evening at Ribalta. In fact, it was the restaurant’s first night introducing a new member to its menu of palatable pizzas: the White Truffle Pizza.
The idea stemmed from Procino and Chef Pasquale Cozzolino. White truffles, known as the “diamonds of the kitchen” in the culinary world, are only present this time of the year and are valued for their exquisite taste. They are a type of fungus that grow under trees in forests, and are harvested underground.
Columbus Avenue hosts a fair share of upscale eateries. So how do you know which is the best of the best? Well, if you're looking for traditional Spanish cusine without having to pay airfare, you need to check out Casa Pomona.
Nestled between W 84th and W 85th streets on Columbus ave, Casa Pomona is a tapas bar serving traditional spanish dishes and drinks like paella and sangria. With wonderful spanish artwork, low lighting, and plenty of seating, Casa Pomona's ambiance feels just like a hip tapas bar in downtown Barcelona.