Category Archive: Around Town

Roni Mazumdar (of MasalaWala) and wife Sreoshy Banerjea. The 4th annual New York Travel Festival, taking place in Brooklyn from April 14-17, offers a range of travel-focused experiences—from panel sessions to workshops to culinary adventures. Today, “Real Chefs in Action” featured cooking demonstrations from New York vendors. Chicks To Go, a Peruvian rotisserie (Rockaway Beach, NY), served a salmon and shrimp ceviche with Peruvian corn. […]

After arriving home from a recent trip to India, my husband said he’d like to cook Valentine’s Day dinner for me. Sweet, I thought, excited that he’d be chef de cuisine for a night. He had traveled to India to help his mom move from Bangalore to Goa, so I assumed my surprise meal would be a delicious Goan curry. Coincidentally, I’d attended an event […]

A Foodie In Venice

September 04 , 2015 by Kristin Vukovic - in Around Town

On my birthday, with 24 hours to spend in Venice, I did what any foodie would do: I scheduled a food tour. What better way to usher in a new year than an afternoon spent nibbling on fresh Venetian fare? Venice, a group of 118 islands with approximately 56,000 residents in total, is home to many culinary inventions: the bellini, white peach puree mixed with […]

“It just feels like you’re eating a piece of the sun. It’s so cheerful; it makes me happy in the morning,” said Kat Vorotova, co-founder and co-CEO of Try The World, a bi-monthly subscription box that allows you to sample difficult-to-find products from around the globe. One of her favorite discoveries, a clementine jam from Corsica by Charles Antona, is made from a special species […]

On a whirlwind 24-hour trip to Hong Kong, I dined at Sing Yin (星宴) in the W Hotel. I usually try to avoid hotel restaurants — I prefer to venture into cities and discover hidden local venues that serve authentic native cuisine. This time, jet lag won. I’m glad it did. Sing Yin covers most of the major regions of China, with a focus on Cantonese […]

This post is dedicated to Ante Pernar, a beloved figure on the island of Pag, who passed away last year. It was summer, and Ante had a cold. As his Jeep rumbled down the barren, rocky hill, patches of Adriatic Sea shimmered and winked in the distance. We descended from a high plateau on the moonscape island of Pag—Croatia’s most indented island—famous for Paški sir, […]

Prova means “to try” in Italian. It also refers to the period of time it takes for dough to rise. The double meaning is appropriate for Chelsea’s new pizza haven, which occupies a spot on Eighth Avenue where two restaurants in the past two years have failed. “The third time is the charm,” says Francesco Settanni, refilling my wine glass. He winks. “We’re trying.” New […]

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