An amazing selection of Bob’s Red Mill products at a local market.

I made this classic Moosewood dish, African Pineapple Peanut Stew this weekend and it was fantastic.

You can this class—either just audit or take it for a certificate—called Food For Thought. It offers “a scientific framework for understanding food and its impact on health and society from past to present.”

Braised Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives from Tasting Table sure sounds really good right now.

Before I read this Southern Foodways Alliance article, I had never heard of Delta tamales. Now  I want to eat a whole plate of them! Two major differences—these are made with cornmeal and are simmered, as opposed to being made with masa and cooked by steaming.

The big local kefuffle over new Mayor De Blasio eating NYC pizza with a knife and fork.

These grain-free crackers from Zen Belly sound really good. I might use cumin seeds in them, too.

Glad to see an injera recipe made with 100% teff from Yum Universe! Looks easy to make, and would go good with Nom Nom Paleo’s recipe for Doro Wat.

These vintage food-oriented posters are a lot of fun.

Food52′s version of an M. Wells’s brussels sprouts salad also looks pretty good.

This Kale and Sausage Soup from Holistic Squid looks like a terrific winter meal.

Food Republic’s Onion Tart is the kind of recipe that encourages me to buy the good puff pastry at Whole Foods. Or learn to make it myself.

My recent meal at Mu Ramen, which was a delight.

I love this Chowhound thread on hole in the wall places in NYC. Not surprising, a lot of them are in Queens (and are awesome).

Delicious Food at Mu Ramen

by Meg Cotner on January 10, 2014


The other day I decided it was time to check out Mu Ramen, a pop-up ramen spot in Long Island City, Queens, so I met a friend there Wednesday night. By day the space is Bricktown Bagels, and at night on Tuesdays through Saturdays it transforms into an intimate ramen joint. They serve a couple kinds of ramen, a couple kinds of buns, a few appetizers. The menu is simple and the food is amazing.


The folks behind this venture, Joshua Smookler and Heidy He, started things up a couple of months ago. Joshua Smookler, who has worked at places such as Per Se and Nobu, starts working on the food each evening around 5 p.m., and they start taking reservations after 6 p.m. There are only 14 seats available, and they fill up pretty fast; we hear the busy time is between 7 and 9 p.m each night. I was happy to be there at 6:30.


We started with the short rib buns, which were meaty, rich, and delicious. Continue reading…


The other day while strolling around Facebook, a post by the Lemon Ladies for a Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake appeared in my Newsfeed. It looked really good, and I had some Meyers in the fridge so I investigated further. To my delight, I had all the ingredients here at home! Score! It was a done deal.

Pudding cakes are like magic to me. How else do you explain how a single batter splits in two, yielding a light as air cake atop a creamy pudding. Well… science. Continue reading…

Eat the Web, January 7, 2014 – Mu Ramen, Red Lentil Dal, Socca, and More

January 7, 2014

This edition of Eat the Web features stories on pop-up Mu Ramen, Steirereck im Stadtpark, red lentil dal, galette des rois, silver dollar socca, slow cooker recipes, and Rego Park’s Georgian restaurant Marani.

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Hoppin’ John and Happy New Year

January 2, 2014

I started 2014 with a walk, pancakes, the Rose Parade, and a bowl of Hoppin’ John.

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13 in 2013 – Good Eats in Queens (and Brooklyn)

December 23, 2013

13 dishes I enjoyed in Queens and Brooklyn in 2013. A year-end food roundup.

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Tourtières at M. Wells in Long Island City in Time for the Holidays

December 18, 2013

M. Wells is offering tourtières, a French Canadian meat pie, for the holidays.

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