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Food, age and pregnancy Two Brooklyn neighborhoods, two recycling habits In downturn, Harlem sees hope in opening restaurants Brooklyn supper club shakes up traditional dinner party A tour with Meals on Wheels in Washington Heights The tricks and tips of food styling
 
Food, age and pregnancy

Food, age and pregnancy

By BESSIE KING Click on the screen to sort through the photos at your desired speed. It is known that with age pregnancy becomes more delicate. Traditionally women had children in their 20s, but more are waiting until their 30s and 40s to  become pregnant. Because of this, medical care has improved and pregnancies for older women [...]

Two Brooklyn neighborhoods, two recycling habits

Two Brooklyn neighborhoods, two recycling habits

A new survey by the Sanitation Department of New York City showed huge differences in the recycling rates of neighborhoods in Brooklyn. In Brownsville, only 24 percent of the overall waste gets recycled, compared to 59 percent in Bay Ridge.

In downturn, Harlem sees hope in opening restaurants

In downturn, Harlem sees hope in opening restaurants

Harlem is seeing new food businesses opening up and the community is buzzing that these are signs of economic recovery.

Brooklyn supper club shakes up traditional dinner party

Brooklyn supper club shakes up traditional dinner party

For the past two years, Masi has been hosting the Ted Allen and Amy Sedaris Supper Club (the name is merely inspired by the celebrities, as they don’t actually have any affiliation) where she cooks for the eight or so guests who fill the dining room in her Fort Greene apartment.

A tour with Meals on Wheels in Washington Heights

A tour with Meals on Wheels in Washington Heights

Every day, meals are delivered to elderly, homebound residents of New York City. The deliverers have little time to spend with every client, but have to make sure everything is all right.

The tricks and tips of food styling

The tricks and tips of food styling

Behind every great, stomach-teasing picture of food, there is a great food stylist and photographer. As models must be primped for the flashbulb, slabs of steak, gourmet cupcakes and martinis must be styled for food magazine pages, billboards and their own packaging. And just as with fashion, there are tricks to the trade.

The green Brooklyn

06 April 2010

The biggest borough in New York City also happens to be the greenest. With parks, community organizations and a variety of businesses, it leads in citywide efforts to better the quality of life and protect the environment.

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Tripe Tacos: From one stomach to yours

08 January 2010

A delicacy in most cultures, tripe is the edible offal from the stomach of various farm animals – and it sure tastes good wrapped in a tortilla.

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Finding the fountain of youth in your grocery store

08 January 2010

Looking for a real-life alternative to the fountain of youth? Nutritionists recommend eating. But not just anything will do. Certain "superfoods" can make all the difference.

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The McGriddle – an extreme American breakfast sandwich

The McGriddle – an extreme American breakfast sandwich

30 December 2009

The McGriddle, introduced by McDonald’s in 2003, shows a dish doesn’t need to feature tongue, bat or bug to be Survivor-level weird.

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Care for some brains?

30 December 2009

"Katakat" -- a concoction of brain, kidney and lamb chops. Bizarre food? You bet.

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Quail prosciutto for cooking in Chinatown

Quail prosciutto for cooking in Chinatown

30 December 2009

Food is a mainstay of immigrant culture, but some dishes -- such as cured quail soup -- can get lost between generations.

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Pasta with… Flying Fish Roe or Sea Urchin

Pasta with… Flying Fish Roe or Sea Urchin

29 December 2009

Toshi Suzuki, who owns the Italian eatery Basta Pasta in the Flatiron district sells two curious dishes: spaghetti with flying fish roe and linguine with sea urchin.

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New York’s veteran waiters aren’t going anywhere

New York’s veteran waiters aren’t going anywhere

28 December 2009

New York is famed for its old-time waiters, bartenders and deli workers; raspy raconteurs like Rowles who have taken tips for decades at places like Bemelmans’, Peter Luger’s and Katz’s. They’re as familiar as the towering pastrami on rye at the Carnegie Deli: always there, always smiling and always with a special in mind.

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Snack on grasshoppers

Snack on grasshoppers

23 December 2009

By BESSIE KING Although they are annoying to gardeners, grasshoppers are actually liked by some people. Liked enough to eat and savor. This critter, like other bugs, is considered a snack in countries like Mexico, the Middle East and Thailand. So much so that food businesses offer them as average bar food.  And in New York, the [...]

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Brooklyn, chocolate and two bearded brothers

Brooklyn, chocolate and two bearded brothers

23 December 2009

Meet the Brothers Mast: Rick and Michael. Catering to a rather niche market, Mast Brothers Chocolate is slowly gaining momentum in Brooklyn.

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