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 ...

 
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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 ...

 
Ben Schneider and Sohui Kim built The Good Fork from scratch seven years ago. Like scores of homes and businesses in Red Hook, the restaurant was devastated by Sandy's storm surge on Monday night.

[Editor’s note: For the next few days we’ll be focusing on the stories of local farmers, makers and chefs whose fields, kitchens and restaurants were destroyed by the flood waters of Hurricane Sandy. ...

 
Bees and nectar that will soon become honey.

Editor’s note: Sadly, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, this piece has become an epitaph of sorts. Early reports indicate that twenty of Brooklyn Grange Bees’ thirty hives were wiped out and ...

 
oysters

At first blush, the oyster may seem like a simple pleasure - a taste of the sea. Turns out, not much about this most baller of bivalves is simple at all. In one of the ...

 
Yemajna

Leo Duncan, Lamar Karamañites, Pascale Boucicaut and Michael Roach. Friendships forged in the kitchens of Brooklyn restaurants hatched a plan to make a break for paradise. After two years of planning, the four are ...

 
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A taste of early August at the Black Tree Sandwich Shop, Sandy Hall's hyper-seasonal sandwich shop in the Crown Inn, in Crown Heights. At Black Tree Sandwich Shop, currently housed in the Crown ...

 
At Governor, Chef Brad McDonald intends to use his freedom in the kitchen to forge new paths forward in Northeast regional cuisine. Relentlessly, but without freaking anyone out.

At Governor, Chef Brad McDonald intends to use his freedom in the kitchen to forge new paths forward Northeast regional cuisine. Relentlessly, but without freaking anyone out. We have it good in Brooklyn. We have ...

 
Robin Shulman, author of 'Eat The City -

Eat the City, a book by journalist Robin Shulman celebrating the long, rich tradition of resilient New Yorkers driven to glean good things to eat from the fertile cracks in the city’s concrete shell, ...

 
At Boerum Hill's Bien Cuit, baker Zachary Golper's obsession with wild yeast and living dough bears fruit in his sourdough loaves - some of the finest in the city.

At Boerum Hill's Bien Cuit, baker Zachary Golper's obsession with wild yeast and living dough bears fruit in his sourdough loaves - some of the finest in the city. What’s ...

 
Alex Villani of Blue Moon Fish, working the waters of Long Island Sound. Alex has been selling his catch directly to New Yorkers at the city's Greenmarkets for over twenty years. The Greenmarkets offer one of the bafflingly few opportunities in NYC, and the nation, to buy fish directly from the people who catch it.

Alex Villani of Blue Moon Fish, working the waters of Long Island Sound. Alex has been selling his catch directly to New Yorkers at the city's Greenmarkets for over twenty years. The Greenmarkets ...

 
It took a long journey through Manhattan's top kitchens to bring Rob Newton, chef/owner of Carroll Gardens' Seersucker, back to his roots. We spoke with Rob about the history and many rich traditions hiding in the heart of Southern cuisine.

It took a long journey through Manhattan's top kitchens to bring Rob Newton, chef/owner of Carroll Gardens' Seersucker, back to his roots. We spoke with Rob about the history and many ...

 
Boerum Hill's Mile End is making their own matzo for Passover, and they've got a whole lot more in store for the special Seder dinners they're hosting this weekend.

Boerum Hill's Mile End is making their own matzo for Passover, and they've got a whole lot more in store for the special Seder dinners they're hosting this weekend. ...

 
Dale Talde, at the helm in his eponymous 'Asian-American' restaurant in Park Slope.

Dale Talde, at the helm in his eponymous 'Asian-American' restaurant in Park Slope. “I don’t think I would have been able to be where I am today unless I’d gotten to ...

 
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While the rise of 'good meat' has fueled a frenzied new wave of carnivorism is Brooklyn, the vegans stand fast to their ideals. We spoke to Alex Jamieson, longtime vegan, chef, author, health ...