Black and white cookies are as much of a New York tradition as the Yankees and Mets rivalry. With the help of William Greenberg Desserts, we learn more about the essential characteristics of this local staple.
Peas are showing up on purportedly locavore menus around town, but honest local pods won’t debut at Greenmarket for another month or so. Until then, we like to pre-game with PEA SHOOTS, which are literally popping up all over and contain the true taste of the finished product, minus the waiting.
With the burst of warm weather earlier this week, it feels like something must be growing out there, right? Sadly, it’s still a bit soon for those first spring crops to hit the Greenmarkets. Until they do, here’s a terrific recipe that will tickle your taste buds and get you through the last, long stretch of early spring.
Fishmonger Gabrielle Stommel, aka Gabe the Fish Babe, calls this recipe for fluke crudo “delightfully simple.” It takes seconds, or for a little more effort, try chopping it into a medium dice with red onion, fresh chilies and herbs and dousing the lot with citrus juices for an easy fluke ceviche.
In our current issue, St. John Frizell takes a closer look at Portland, home of a burgeoning food scene that spans everything from food trucks to craft beer. One of his favorite dishes from his trip to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest was from a restaurant called Smallwares, which calls its culinary approach “inauthentic” Asian.