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Food Features Archive

January 10, 2005
Cake of Kings

Gotta love the French: As soon as you knock off the bûche de Noël, it’s time for a galette des rois—those flaky almond-cream cakes with a bean, or a good-luck charm, hidden inside.

January 3, 2005
The Day After

Greet the New Year with a peaceful brunch and a hangover tonic or two.

December 20, 2004
Big Night

Act now to book a seat for one of these New Year’s Eve blowouts.

December 20, 2004
Merry Fish Fest

The traditional Italian Christmas Eve meatless meal, a.k.a. the Feast of the Seven Fishes, may just be more popular here than in Italy.

December 13, 2004
Swedish Celebrations

St. Lucia Day, the annual Scandinavian festival of lights, falls on December 13, but you can get a head start on all the festive meatball-eating and glögg-gulping here.

December 13, 2004
Hot Potatoes

Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of the oil lamp and the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem—and provides a great excuse to gorge on latkes.

December 6, 2004
Carbonara Copies

Spaghetti alla carbonara is Rome’s most popular pasta dish, and judging by its recent preponderance on local menus—Italian and otherwise—it may be New York’s, too.

December 6, 2004
Fireside Chomps

The next best thing to cooking over an open flame is dining next to one.

November 29, 2004
Taste of a Nation

We might be living in a culinary capital, but that doesn’t mean the provinces have nothing to offer. We’ve surfed the Web to find edible gifts delicious enough to impress the most jaded New Yorker: Tennessee’s answer to Caspian caviar. A proper English pudding from L.A. Port-steeped proof that fabulous fruitcake isn’t an oxymoron. As for Chicago deep-dish—don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

November 29, 2004
If You Can Make It Here

What better time than the holidays to prove to all your far-flung friends and relations that gastronomically speaking, New York’s got it all. From Red Hook biscotti to Kossar’s bialys, from Williamsburg amaranth granola to Madison Avenue wagyu, the Big Apple is the world capital of flavor. This season, spread the wealth: Put your money where their mouth is.

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