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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 ...

 
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Jonathan Greenberg of Rosco's Pizza in Crown Heights mastered the art of simple Italian cooking and pizza making at Franny's and Paulie Gee's. Now, he's channeling all ...

 
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Joseph Aponte intended to make his living as catcher for the New York Mets. By chance, he applied for a job as a barback at Littleneck and ended up as chef. Littleneck touts itself as ...

 
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Leonardo Molina, the owner of Bushwick’s Arepera Guacuco, grew up on the island of Margarita, which lies just off the coast of Venezuela, in a typically warm, azure, swath of the Caribbean Sea. He ...

 
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It all started with cassoulet. Sung Park, chef and owner of Williamsburg’s tiny Café Petit, grew up in Seoul. He cultivated his cooking skills working as chef in one of his family’s restaurants. ...

 
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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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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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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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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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Ian Marvy, founder and director of the Red Hook Community Farm, weathered the storm in Red Hook. The farm was completely submerged. Long before the dawn of the rooftop farm era, there was the Added ...

 
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Valery Rizzo is a professional photographer based in Park Slope, and a regular contributor to NonaBrooklyn. Under normal circumstances her work here is focused on capturing the beauty and bounty of Brooklyn’s food culture. ...

 
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Photography by Michael Harlan Turkell Governor, where chef Bradford McDonald has been raising the bar for seasonal, regional cuisine, was destroyed in the flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Brad McDonald has worked in many kitchens, honing ...