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At Arthur on Smith, Chef Joe Isidori reinterprets the Italian-American dishes he grew up on with his own more modern (Michelin-starred) sensibilities and techniques. Chef Joe Isidori grew up in the Bronx, in a home ...

 
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Carolyn's picks this week include an inaugural dinner at 606 R&D, a southern France wine repast at Prime Meats, a Sixpoint beer feast at Buttermilk Channel, the triumphant return of supper ...

 
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Polenta with a simple sauce made with preserved summer tomatoes, topped with beets, shredded cabbage, fennel fronds and pickled peppers, with a baked egg, at Eat. Every restaurant has a thing – new school or ...

 
Chefs Walker Stern and Joseph Ogrodnek at Battersby, their high-flying new restaurant on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens

Chefs Walker Stern and Joseph Ogrodnek at Battersby, their high-flying new restaurant on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens Most chefs dream the same dream: To work in the best kitchens they can, under the best ...

 
The Rosca is traditionally eaten on January 6th (The Epiphany), during the celebration of the "Día de  Reyes"or Three Kings Day, which commemorates the arrival of the three Magi or Wise Men to find the baby Jesus. Sugar is sprinkled over parts of the Rosca just before it is placed in the oven.

Christmas Day is the centerpiece of ‘the holidays,’ here in the United States – a whirlwind of family, food, and gifts all crunched into a 48-hour period. By the time January rolls around, ...

 
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Omer Shemesh and Alexandra Costin of Newtown, an oasis offering a selection of scratch-made vegetarian sandwiches, salads and soups amid the manufacturing sites and artist's studios of industrial East Williamsburg. To those who ...

 
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Sutheera Denprapa serves her sweet 'sushi' at SkyIce. Sutheera Denprapa, owner and chef at Park Slope’s SkyIce, came to Brooklyn from her native Bangkok to study graphic design at Pratt. In a ...

 
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New York is known across the planet as the city of relentless reinvention. The skyline reaches ever higher into the clouds; time warps neighborhoods like  funhouse mirrors as wave after wave of newcomers erode and ...

 
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According to Wikipedia and a few other sites, “the primrose path” refers to a life of luxury. I’m not sure what that has to do with the primrose that grows wild ...

 
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Pok Pok at Brooklyn Night Bazaar Red-hot spot Pok Pok sets up (temporary) shop in the Brooklyn Night Bazaar as the latest installment in its Mezzanine Restaurant Series. The prix-fixe menu includes signature dishes like ...

 
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Carolyn's picks this week include special holiday veggie and sustainable seafood harvests, a night market, a gingerbread block party, a latke festival and lots more. Photo by Valery Rizzo. Local Roots Winter CSA ...

 
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Most months, Kyla McCracken and Ashleigh Hill host the Backyard Supper Club, a gathering of friends, neighbors, and kindred spirits for a multi-course dinner in their apartment in Red Hook.  Last Sunday, they opened their ...

 
Events. Photo © Valery Rizzo

Carolyn's event picks this week include a Rockaway relief Pizza part at Roberta's, a mini-pie social, a pop-up dinner party with a purpose, a pre-Thanksgiving cooking refresher, Thanksgiving dinner at 61 ...

 
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Scott Bridi of Brooklyn Cured (right), went to Red Hook to volunteer and was assigned to help gut a flooded basement. By the end of the following day he was putting his years of cooking ...

 
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Lots of Hurricane Sandy benefit events and volunteer opportunities this week. Carolyn's picks include the Greenmarkets' donation program, eating out pretty much anywhere in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens, Ivan Orkin's ...