Getting a kid to eat his vegetables has been parents' battle cry for generations. It's a war where one would think the parents have the tactical advantage (like size, the ability to manipulate sliverware, bribing, punishing), but infants and toddlers have proven valiant in resisting their opponents' efforts. There may be a new development that could bring both sides together on this issue: Patatina and her citrus friends. The brainchild of Sabine Cassel, the mother of French actor Vincent Cassel and the former food editor of Elle, Cassel has written an e-book for children about called "Patatina and the Citrus". Patatina, a potato, learns more about a family of citrus neighbors. The e-book includes healthy recipes that are easy to understand and follow, and document the many fine qualities of Patatina's citrus gang which correlate with the benefits of healthy foods. With interactive features, bright colors, and a pleasing storyline, kids will learn about fruits and veggies in a way that doesn't force them to bend to anyone's will.
Are you the type of person that puts sriracha on your eggs every morning? Do you overload your pizza slices with red chili flakes, to the point where the cheese beneath it is difficult to spot with the naked eye? Do you go out of your way to order items on a take-out menu that has 1-3 chili peppers next to it? Look no further, because this collection of spicy herbs is for you. The Liquor and Heat line, brought to you by the innovative spice company Tongue Spank, is sure to quell all of your spice-craving needs.
One of the best things about the change of seasons is, of course, the change in beverages. You'd be hardpressed to find someone who doesn't enjoy a steamy hot chocolate on a cold winter night, but we're looking to go a little bit harder than that here. With the recent explosion in craft brewing here in the states, every brewery, from the most micro to the international conglomorates, are trying their hand at creating the perfect seasonal drink. One of America's most enjoyed brewsmiths, Burlington, Vermont-based Magic Hat, has upped the ante in recent years, expanding their selection from the well-known #9 "Not Quite Pale Ale," and two other year-rounds, "Circus Boy Hefeweizen" and "Single Chair Ale Pilsner", to also include libations for every season. Magic Hat was kind enough to send out a sampler of a few bottles on this year's menu, including the Humdinger Series Graupel wheat wine ale, heart of Darkness stout, and G-Thing! ginger spice ale.
Greenwich Village, NY – On a one-way ticket from Spain, 100 Montaditos brings the montadito (tapa-sized sandwich) across the Atlantic and makes its official debut this Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 176 Bleecker Street. Replacing the 56-year old Pizza Box, the space is modern yet classic, with a large granite bar, cherry red walls, and décor unique to Cadiz, a city from the South of Spain. With 100 traditional sandwich fillings such as Serrano ham, Spanish Tortilla and Queso Manchego, and an average price of $1.00-2.50, the menu here is big on variety but small in price.
Greek restaurants aren't often described as elegant. Perhaps Greek dining evokes images of hand-painted scenes of Athens, scents of meat roasting on a spit, and a rowdy family reminiscent of Dancing Zorba's in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Of course, these stereotypes can't be applied to all Greek eateries, but there are plenty in NYC that match the former description.
Enter Nerai: a spacious, chic Greek restaurant that defies any and all presumptions about regional dining (Midtown included). Walk between the sheer white curtains, dancing from the high ceilings like low-hanging clouds on a beach, and sit at a table with soft cushions roped to benches, as if you're about to relax on a luxurious yacht. And it's pretty smooth sailing from here.
Devotion Spirits, Inc. is proud to announce that they are the first and only brand in the world to receive approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to have "Gluten Free" and "No Sugar Added" labels on their new line of gluten free and sugar free vodkas.
With the increase in gluten sensitivity, many Americans are finding themselves needing to change their diet. But gluten is not only found in foods that we consume it is also found in certain beverages. If you are currently in the market for gluten free alcohol you may be coming up short in your search. Now with Devotion's new line of gluten and sugar free vodkas, everyone can enjoy guiltless drinks!
This weekend we celebrated our favorite brews at Village Pourhouse in Hoboken at their NovemBEERfest.
It was the perfect Saturday afternoon to try some beers at Village Pourhouse. Whether they were domestic brews like Blue Moon and Brooklyn Lager,or some beers that we never heard of like Thailand's Singha, or the Carribean's Carib, everyone was happy to test out some cold ones while snacking on great food and watching some football with friends in the pourhouse's laidback environment.
This year, Thanksgiving and Hannukah will happen simultaniously, which is kind of a really big deal. The last time the two holidays overlapped was1888, and it was only the second time that had happened since Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday. That might seem like a long time ago, but it's nothing compared to how long before it happens again. Thanksgivukkah 2013 is the last Thanksgivukkah for 79,043 years, so make sure to sieze the opportunity to celebrate while you can. Remember, you don't have to be a member of the tribe to go ham on Thanksgivukkah (ha ha, get it?). There's enough Thanksgivukkah for everybody, and we've got the low down on who's celebrating this kickass holiday with inspired culinary creations.
New York City may be the best city in the world, but unfortunately it's not home to the best restaurant in the world. That title belongs to Noma, in Copenhagen, where Chef Renè Redzepi and his restaurant have earned the title in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Luckily, New York City is a city of world class cuisine and cultural events, and 92Y excells at connecting people from all over the world successful in different capacities.
92Y's series with acclaimed independent bookstore Kitchen Arts & Letters (which sold books for signing after the event), brings world class chefs, cooks, and food personalities to speak on the Upper East Side.
Here at Joonbug, we pride ourselves on our adventurous spirit, our thirst for the unknown or the unfamiliar, and our celebration of all things American. The dinner we attended recently, hosted by the Richmond Region Tourism group, represents all three of these pillars of culinary exploration.
With cuisine featured by three prominent chefs from Richmond, and beer pairings from Richmond’s local Hardywood Brewery, we were delighted to be part of such a wonderful evening dedicated to showcasing food from a region that is often overlooked in the scope of the national culinary scene.