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peter.hobbs Dec 12
The conundrum is clear. New York is a coastal city, surrounded by seas rich with life and towns where fishermen have been harvesting the ocean’s bounty for centuries. Yet it’s next to impossible to buy fresh fish, caught locally, anywhere, even at many docks themselves, where fishermen have exclusive deals with distributors who pump the [...]
peter.hobbs Jun 09
“On Evan’s very first brew day here, he got heatstroke.” -Craig Frymark Simply put, local upstart Barrier Brewing is killing it. The year-old, two-man operation has already made a name for itself by brewing an impressive variety of notably well-crafted beers on a tiny single-barrel brewing system, out of a small garage-like space in Oceanside, New York. Evan [...]
peter.hobbs Jun 03
Christopher Nicholson’s day job is interesting enough. His daily commute takes him from his Greenpoint home to the Red Hook harborfront, where he’s a winemaker at the Red Hook Winery , shepherding Long Island and Finger Lakes grapes through the long and complex journey from vine to barrel to bottle. But his other work may be even [...]
peter.hobbs May 25
When Annie Novak of Greenpoint’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm put the word out that she’d be opening the roof for a night harvest last night, we knew we’d have to stop by. No, not gonna miss a chance to pick a trove of fresh salad greens on a rooftop farm while basking in the glory of [...]
peter.hobbs May 20
“Good meat is homemade, it’s freshly ground spices, and it’s care for the method. It’s not looking for shortcuts, and that’s what the average deli became – ‘how can we shortcut everything to lower our costs, because people won’t pay more money but want bigger portions?’ I did this my way and I kind of gave the [...]
peter.hobbs May 17
“We use local, organic ingredients as often as possible” For today’s discerning diners, that once-reassuring line on a menu doesn’t cut it anymore. It seems like it’s almost de rigeur for new-school Brooklyn restaurants to reserve a spot on their menus to proudly name the farms from which they source their meats, produce, and cheese. You’ve [...]
peter.hobbs May 12
Most of us don’t contemplate much beyond, “Cappuccino or Latte?” when it comes to coffee. But coffee can be complicated. A particularly complex supply chain makes it easy for us to to skip the questions we’ve begun asking more frequently about our food: Who grew this? Where? How? The Crop to Cup Coffee Company was [...]
peter.hobbs May 12
Rumors have been swirling over the past year about Bacon Marmalade, an elusive and highly sought-after invention supposedly created by a chef in Greenpoint. Wide-eyed devotees of the mysterious marmalade talk about its almost magical, mystical properties when added to a sandwich, stirred into pan with greens or seafood, or used as a marinade on [...]
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Author Archives: peter.hobbs
Ben Flanner, founder and head-farmer at the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm. The Grange is expanding to a second one-acre roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and expects to harvest 30,000 pounds of produce this ...
Peter Freeman of Carroll Gardens' Brooklyn Farmacy was looking for a fight. He found one in a disappearing New York classic - the egg cream. The egg cream: For many it evokes dreams of ...
Before opening Palo Santo in 2006, chef/owner Jacques Gautier spent a year exploring and eating his way through the markets of Latin America. His research created the foundation upon which his menu rests today. ...
Andres Valbuena, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, spent a decade cooking at the highest end – three Michelin star places like Mugaritz in Spain, and The French Laundry and Meadowood in California. A few years ...
Fastelavn at the 120 year-old Danish Athletic Club in Sunset Park. On Fastelavn, a traditional Scandinavian festival with pre-Christian roots, everyone dresses in costumes, bachelors and maidens beat each other with boughs decorated for spring, ...
Diego Perez-Olave and Ramiro Lescano, two friends from Uruguay, opened Tabaré in Williamsburg because they were tired of having to go to Queens to find Uruguayan food. We stopped by to learn more about Uruguayan ...
Papa Diagne moved from Senegal to Brooklyn over twenty years ago. It wasn't until he got here that he found his calling in the kitchen. When Papa Diagne moved to Brooklyn from Dakar ...
Louis Coluccio's grandfather opened the iconic D. Coluccio & Sons Italian specialty foods shop in Bensonhurst over fifty years ago. Louis and his wife Alison chose to carry on the family tradition by ...
At Kings County Distillery, based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, corn grown on the shores of Seneca Lake at Lakeview Organic Grain, is transformed into moonshine and bourbon. Is there anything more American than corn? ...
In Brooklyn, a culture of refined chocolate making, using the finest cacao beans sourced directly from farmers in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, is on the rise. The last decade alone has seen the ...
Bay Ridge's Allison and Matt Robicelli give us a Valentine's Day glimpse into the roller coaster ride of love and marriage in the food world. “Marriage is about two flawed ...
by Heather Phelps-Lipton 1. It’s mad scientist season at Ample Hills Winter means more time to experiment at Ample Hills of Prospect Heights. Behold: candy cane maple bacon eggnog munchies* *pretzel-infused ice cream with ...
Chef Kyle McClelland, of Prospect in Fort Greene. At Prospect in Fort Greene, chef Kyle McClelland likes taking classic, familiar dishes and infusing them with a little fun, an element of surprise, by giving them ...
Jan Matysiak, brewmaster at Red Hook's Sixpoint Brewery, pours a glass of 3Beans, a Baltic porter brewed ancient-style with Romano beans and cacao bean husks from Mast Brothers Chocolate, then infused with cold-brewed ...
The experience of good food, made well, and enjoyed with good people, can open a portal to appreciation of all that is beautiful and right in the otherwise generally messy, brutal and petty strivings of ...