Cupcake contests are quite popular these days, and this one actually took place a month ago, but we were just browsing the Brooklyn Kitchen blog and saw this recipe for Kate's Beer Geek Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Icing. Hello!
We're confident in our abilities to make a pretty gosh-darn good cocktail, but our creations look pretty humble when compared to the potables from the mixology wizkids at NYC's poshest bars. They bring back classic creations and use unusual ingredients to create sublimely balanced drinks.
So we're excited about two upcoming classes at the Astor Center, which incidentally, might make a pretty good Father's Day gift.
Whenever food-loving visitors come from out of town, we take them to our favorite markets and restaurants. And we're always sure to lead them on a foodie walking tour of Greenwich Village's Bleecker Street. In just a few short blocks, there's one of our favorite cheese stores, several great bakeries, old-school butchers, and lots of places to stop for pick-me-up refreshments. Whether you're assembling a picnic, going home to cook a feast, or just browsing, there's plenty to see and do.
This weekend, several of our AT/The Kitchn editors were in town for ICFF and the book party. The rain kept us from doing a full tour, but we did dash into a few favorites. For less rain-drenched days, here's our complete list:
One attendee asked how we city people can help farmers? Yes, blogging and emailing our state and national government representatives came up, but do you know what Zaid's number one suggestion for helping farmers was?
We frequently show you what's popping up at the Union Square and Grand Army Plaza Greenmarkets, but there are many small markets tucked into corners of the city that deserve a mention.
One of these is the Green Flea on Columbus Avenue and 76th Street, which is open on Sundays, year-round. It is primarily a flea market, but there is one section devoted to fresh produce, flowers, and baked goods. Click below to see what we found on Sunday...
New Yorkers and other urban dwellers without a backyard might think their gardening must be limited to a few windowsill pots, and the cool light of an Aerogrow. But if you've got a roof of any kind, you can have a lush garden that insulates your house, is good for the environment, and provides you with convenient and fresh herbs and vegetables.
It's finally actually spring: ramps are in season. Strolling through Saturday's Greenmarket, we were surprised but elated to see them. This wild member of the lily family (which also includes onions, garlic, and leeks), has such a short growing season that you need to grab them while you can.