Christmas had been celebrated in the city since colonial times, but it was once a time to fire guns into the air and drink.
Each Christmas, the shortcrust mince pie was the one testament to the inner fires of post-Victorian convection that stirred my grandmother.
With Christmas on our doorsteps, it’s time to bake. Here are some of our editors’ favorite cookie recipes.
If you’re the last-minute type, don’t fret. This year, we’ve got you covered with nine local gifts ideas for the food enthusiast in your life.
On the 12th day of Christmas, our editorial staff made a wish list. Our list is inspired both by near and far, but undeniably has one common theme: what we like to eat, and how and where we like to enjoy it.
Today many of you will be off opening stockings and eating Christmas ham, but for many of our Jewish friends, another annual tradition awaits: Chinese food.
If you haven’t gotten your holiday fix yet, there’s still time! Read on for tips on where to take in the sights, smells and flavors of the holidays.
The Tom & Jerry–a frothy, rich Christmas-time drink akin to eggnog–was, according to cocktail historian David Wondrich, created in the early 1850s by famed mixologist Jerry Thomas. As legend goes, Thomas refused to make them until after the first snowfall. It may not be Christmas yet, but the snow has fallen, people, so ready your mixers!
Wisconsin expats whip up their ancestral Christmas cocktail in the East Village
Thanksgiving has come and gone, but many of you will be looking for ways to cook the bird, bake the pies, and libate the guests in just another month. Here’s a re-cap of some of the awesome advice that chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill gave during our Thanksgiving-themed Q & A last Tuesday right on our Facebook page.
Native New Yorkers adore Patti Paige’s hometown tribute cookies with portraits of Manolo Blahnik high heels, Chinatown fortune cookies and more
Planning to help serve dinner at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving? We recently interviewed nationally celebrated anti-hunger advocate Joel Berg, executive director of the…