Author Archives: peter.hobbs

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Cheryl Rogowski grows potatoes and many other vegetables at her farm in the black dirt region of upstate New York. Many chefs say her produce is notably rich in flavor. We visited Cheryl at the ...

 
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One day not too long ago, the team behind Egg, the Williamsburg breakfast and lunch spot known for sourcing produce from its very own farm upstate and for its simple-but-refined Southern fare, decided to open ...

 
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Sebastian Aubert first came to New York from his native Guadeloupe in search of rare funk, soul, and jazz records to take home to fuel his burgeoning career as a DJ. He never left. Today, ...

 
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Whirlybird in Williamsburg made headlines for bringing the breakfast taco – a massive improvement on the heretofore NYC breakfast standard of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll – from its native Austin, Texas to ...

 
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In the pantheon of New York City cuisine, the Italian sub holds its own alcove of honor alongside others like the hot dog, the slice and the bagel. East Williamsburg’s Graham Avenue Meats has ...

 
Gabe the Fish Babe

For this episode of Field to Fork, we travel north to Point Judith, Rhode Island, to fish for Jonah crab with dayboat captain Don Deberardino and to meet Gabe Stommel, a fish dealer on a ...

 
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At Mimi’s Hummus in Ditmas Park, Mimi Kitani has developed a cult following for her take on Middle Eastern fare. She does it Israeli-style, keeping her cooking simple and light, with an emphasis on ...

 
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It seems the planets have aligned for SCRATCHbread. After garnering a cult following at Brooklyn Flea for his decadently good focaccia and brownies, founder Matthew Tilden left the market a couple of years ago and ...

 
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Ilene Rosen and Sarah Dima opened 606 R&D near their homes at Prospect Heights after years of cooking (in Ilene's case) and general managing (in Sarah's) at City Bakery. ...

 
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Today we stop in at Roebling Tea Room, where chef Dennis Spina, who started cooking here after ditching a previous career spent running a heavy metal record label, has spent the last eight years chasing ...

 
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The pumpkin bread at Greenpoint's Ovenly. Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga wanted to put a unique twist on their version of the fall seasonal treat - they added ginger to deliver a kick ...

 
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Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pancakes - Diner's riff on the soul food classic chicken and waffles. This year's crop of sweet potatoes has been of notably high quality, says chef ...

 
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Cheryl Perry and Felipa Lopez of Pie Corps. After a couple of years selling their pies at markets, they recently opened their first shop in Greenpoint, where they take great pleasure in finally being able ...

 
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Evan Strusinski, a professional forager, supplies many of the city's top chefs, like Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Dinette, with wild mushrooms. We travelled to Maine to forage with Evan, then followed his ...

 
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Today we visit Bien Cuit, Zachary Golper’s bakery in Boerum Hill, in search of a snack to fortify us on a blustery fall afternoon. Zachary’s suggestion? His artichoke and goat cheese-filled croissant – an ...