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Everything at This Bodega Is Made of Felt

by in News, June 13th, 2017

Everything at This Bodega Is Made of FeltAt the felt bodega 8 ‘till late, which recently opened at the New York City hotel The Standard, High Line, and runs until the end of the month, a visitor may feel like a kid in a candy store. In fact, there is a colorful array of candies on display — SweeTarts, Swedish Fish, Bit-O-Honey, and Blow Pops, just to name a few — along with sodas, sausages, cereals and myriad other products. But here’s the thing: None of the delicious-looking products are actually edible … because they’re all made out of felt, hand-stitched to look just like the real thing.

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Our Meatiest 5-Star Dishes for Dad’s Special Day

by in Holidays, Recipes, June 13th, 2017

Like any good kid, it’s natural to want to do something nice for Dad on Father’s Day. For those of you reading this, that probably means flexing your creative culinary muscles by whipping up an extra-fancy dinner. But if Dad is the old-fashioned, beef- and pork-lovin’ type, we suggest you forget all about that temperamental souffle and stick to what you know he’ll love: meat, meat, and yes, more meat. From big grilled steaks and pork chops to fall-apart-tender brisket and ribs, we’ve got everything you need to make Father’s Day a carnivore’s delight.

Grilled Ribeye with Romaine Marmalade
If the way to Dad’s heart is through red meat, then skip the fussy haute cuisine and give the man what he really wants: a big juicy steak. Seared to perfection, quadrillage and all, Geoffrey Zakarian’s classic bone-in ribeye is sure to make him happy. It even pairs beautifully with this summery green sauce.

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Pink Pineapples Are the Prettiest Things You’ll See All Day

by in News, June 12th, 2017

Pink Pineapples Are the Prettiest Things You'll See All DayIf you’ve ever said to yourself, “Hey, that pineapple looks great, but I wonder if it comes in another color,” the moment you have been waiting for has arrived. The world has brought you pink pineapples.

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Chefs’ Picks: NYC Tacos

by in Restaurants, View All Posts, June 11th, 2017

Fonda's Chicken Tacos
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Though not a traditional taco town, New York City has really upped its Mexican food game in recent years. From old school tortillerias to trendy taquerias, here’s where local chefs go when the taco craving hits. Read more

What to Watch: Summer Sides on The Kitchen and Guest Judge Sandra Lee on Food Network Star

by in Shows, June 9th, 2017

Food Network Star
On Saturday morning, Ree Drummond is making the most important meal of the day, and she’s doing it the cowboy way. For her husband, Ladd, Ree whips up a Farmer’s Breakfast complete with eggs, ham, sausage and Crispy Bits Breakfast Potatoes. Then, the co-hosts on The Kitchen are sharing some of their favorite summer side dishes. On Sunday afternoon, Ina Garten is making pasta like a pro and Ayesha Curry is hosting a decadent ladies’ brunch.

On Sunday evening, Flavortown Market is giving defeated chefs a chance at redemption, but they’ll have to cook against their former competitors, and on Food Network Star, the finalists are making dishes for a ballroom of guests to celebrate Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

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1 Mom’s Grab-and-Go List for Packing a Family Picnic

by in Family, In Season, Recipes, June 9th, 2017

Roast Beef SandwichesOne of my kids’ favorite summer dinners has less to do with the meal itself and everything about the location: outside. At least once a week we’ll pack up a big picnic for dinner in the great outdoors — our own backyard most of the time, to be honest. kids load up a wagon full of fixings, and we head out to the nearest shady spot. To make it easier (because a less stressed-out mom always translates into more fun for everyone), I’ve got it down to a science.

What to Bring

The trick to packing a picnic is bringing just enough essentials without hauling your whole kitchen outside. My seven must-haves:

1.     A blanket, if you’re sitting on the grass
2.     Cups and a pitcher of water (or water bottles, which work better for small kids who will likely/probably/certainly spill their cups)
3.     Beer or wine (optional for adults, but don’t forget an opener!)
4.     2 wet rags (picnics are ALWAYS sticky, and regular napkins don’t stand a chance)
5.     Forks (try not to serve anything that requires more than one utensil)
6.     Serving spoon for the salad
7.     Plates (I love those cafeteria-style trays for the kids. They’re harder to flip over plus there’s a spot for a water bottle.)

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Welcome, Rosé Season: It’s Officially Time to Drink Pink Wine

by in Drinks, In Season, June 9th, 2017

The New FroseYou know those “rules” about not wearing white pants after Labor Day and waiting 30 minutes after eating to swim? Yeah, we tend to avoid those rules. The same goes for rosé wine. Yes, it’s definitely more enjoyable to sip this pink wine in the summer, while sunning ourselves on a patio somewhere, but to be honest, we’ve been known to drink rosé on the couch in the winter every once in a while too. But now that summer it actually is summer (well, almost) and we’ll be finding ourselves on a lot more patios in the coming days, we’re moving into an all-rosé-all-the-time phases. Beyond popping the cork on a cool, crisp bottle and drinking rosé straight-up, we plan to celebrate tomorrow’s National Rosé Day holiday and all our summer sun sessions with these four pink eats and drinks.

The New Frose (pictured above)
Break out the ice cream maker, but think beyond ice cream. Here a bottle of rosé and strawberries are churned together to make a frosty, slushy sipper.

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Teeny Tiny Avocados Are Made for Solo Snackers

by in News, June 8th, 2017

The question raised by Trader Joe’s latest (rather cute) produce innovation is this: Have we been waiting all our lives for miniature, single-serving avocados?

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People Swear Charcoal Lattes Are Delicious

by in News, June 8th, 2017

People Swear Charcoal Lattes Are DeliciousRemember when charcoal was just a thing you used to heat your backyard grill? Then it became a trendy cocktail ingredient, rendering boozy beverages fashionably black. Soon your local barista may be handing it to you in your morning coffee cup.

Charcoal Lattes, using activated charcoal, are a thing in Europe and Asia, the New York Daily News reports. The images of the drink have been burning up social media, which had prompted speculation that America’s time will come. That time, in fact, may be now — as Chicago’s Werewolf Coffee Bar seems to have picked up on the trend.

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Starbucks’ Latest Innovation: Ice Cubes Made of Coffee

by in News, June 7th, 2017

Starbucks' Latest Innovation: Ice Cubes Made of CoffeeSome Starbucks innovations are assuredly better than others. But even those — or perhaps especially those — who wouldn’t go near a Unicorn Frappuccino with a pink-and-purple 10-foot pole may recognize the appeal of the coffee behemoth’s latest innovation: coffee ice cubes.

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