Just wanted to pop in and apologize for my radio silence over here at Four Tines this past week -- deadlines are piling up in my bean counting world, so hopefully that will start winding down next week, with posts to queue up soon! The weekend ahead seems like it's going to be quite full of eating (no complaints here!) -- I'm off to Smorgasburg tomorrow for the first time (!) with some friends, a slow-braised dinner at home (going to attempt this recipe from From Away) and then noodles at Cocoron Soba on Sunday.
Happy weekend to you all -- hope you're finding some awesome things for nommin'! Here's a round-up to quench your inner foodie.
A peppery paradise at the Union Square Greenmarket.
This week's noteworthy eats:
Some ruminating reads:
- The final word on tipping from Gawker.
- A round-up of edible idioms from The Guardian. -edible-idioms
- An interesting piece from Next Avenue on relationships and how cooking together first can reveal many things about each significant other.
- Another exploration on the chemistry behind great food pairings.
- The Smithsonian magazine delves into why we look to automotive experts (i.e., Michelin) for dining advice.
- Restaurants like Blanca and Dirt Candy may be on to something -- vegetables in dessert.
- Grub Street assesses restaurants with the craziest lines and wait times.
- The Rainbow Room is given landmark status!
- The "gastronauts" of London -- a new breed of restaurant goer comes to light.
- A cool cocktail history lesson.
- The New York Times magazine highlights trailblazing women bartenders.
- Pete Wells discusses how tasting menus can be "too much of a good thing" -- some great points made here, however "controversial" in the world of haute cuisine it may be!
In case you missed it:
- Food and Wine interviews filmmaker David Lynch.
- New York Magazine is coming out with a new cookbook, In Season, by its food editors late this month. They released a little snippet from it written by Chef Michael Anthony this week.
- Bon Appetit's "The Foodist" covers the best American hard ciders.
- The Guardian shows how to make the perfect hash browns and the perfect calamari.
- How timely (as I just tried cooking them this past weekend!) -- offal expert Jennifer McLagan talks about how to prepare sweetbreads.
- The Jewels of New York share the recipes from their recent collaboration with Kinfolk magazine and West Elm.
- How awesome is this mobile cocktail bar, The Rosebery?!
- Time Out Chicago dishes on Eleven Madison Park's takeover at Alinea, with photographs!
- The art of the bar cart needs to come back!
A roundup of drool-worthy recipes:
- shrimp with miso butter from Steamy Kitchen
- pumpkin soup with chanterelles from Sweet Paul
- wild mushroom pasta with gremolata from Licking the Plate
- chicken fricassee as well as lamb shanks with mushrooms and port sauce from From Away
- sweet pea sangria from 100 Layer Cake
- leek and potato soup from Home and Delicious
- pistachio pound cake from Leite's Culinaria
- Korean short ribs from Dinner: A Love Story
- chocolate pot from Milk and Honey
On the blotter for upcoming noms:
- Crif Dogs now has a hot dog truck!
- Gothamist shares a doughnut map for the NYC area compiled by independent publisher, All You Can Eat.
- Chef Andrew Camellini plans to name is upcoming NoHo French bistro, Lafayette.
- Wild mushrooms hit the New Amsterdam Market.
- Everybody's crazy about Roberta's/Blanca -- check out this slideshow from this week's New York Times review by Pete Wells as well as this slideshow of "food porn" in Vanity Fair.
- Time Out New York on the new ramen joint Dassara in Brooklyn.
- Grub Street New York rounds up the best places to find homemade tofu in the city.
- The Amateur Gourmet on a return visit to Zuni Cafe in San Francisco and how restaurants don't necessarily change by the diners do.