Archive for the ‘Chefs’ Category

posted by on Baking, Chefs, Dessert, Momofuku

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There’s only one thing that can make a Friday better than the sheer excitement of a weekend ahead, and that’s a dessert delivery! Last Friday, I got a package of desserts made by Christina Tosi, the pastry chef of Momofuku Milk Bar. In the box was a passion fruit meringue with Fruity Pebbles and a [...]

posted by on Asian, Chefs, Meat, Midtown, Top Chef, Vegging Out

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Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to former Top Chef contestant Angelo Sosa’s new Asian comfort food restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Social Eatz is a bright, buzzing restaurant with picnic-style tables that puts an Asian spin on American classics, like hot dogs and burgers. That night, we got to eat from a [...]

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In an interesting twist of fate, the occupants of Julia Child’s Victorian home in Cambridge, Mass. aren’t big foodies…and they’re vegetarian! That right. Animal rights activisit Lisa Landsverk, her Harvard Law School professor husband and their two daughters have shacked up in the home of the celebrated chef, most famous for her beef bourguignon and [...]

posted by on Chefs, Chelsea, Food etc., Mark Bittman

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The New York Times must’ve had me in mind when they asked marathon champ Deena Kastor and food writer Mark Bittman to pair up for a run and some marathon-worthy food picks. As I’ve mentioned, I’m training for my second marathon right now (November 1 – NYC!) and this video, though it’s from last month, [...]

posted by on Chefs, Comfort Food, Dinner, TV

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I had the awesome opportunity of mixing business with pleasure for the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly (my day job), in which everyone on staff came together to name the best food shows on TV right now in honor of Top Chef‘s sixth season premiere on August 26. It was hard to whittle the [...]

posted by on Chefs, Chocolate, Dessert, East Village, Lower East Side, Lunch, Vegging Out

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Besides being a fixture on Top Chef‘s challenges and judging panels, chef Wylie Dufresne is most famous for being a leading proponent of the molecular gastronomy movement. (Think you stumbled upon a scientific blog? You haven’t, so keep reading.) Molecular gastronomy is basically all about changing the physical and chemical elements of food to create [...]