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Gourmet Halloween Treats

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 in

What would Halloween be without candy? Ooey gooey chocolate bars, sweet and stretchy gummy bears, red braids of licorice… we love it all. But with a city full of artisanal marshmallow makers and high-end truffle shops, why limit yourself to the same old Snickers and fun-sized packets of M&M’s? These gourmet Halloween goodies will really endear you to the trick-or-treaters this year — from the elaborate edible pumpkins at Maison du Chocolat in Midtown to the Swedish sugar skulls at Sokerbit in the West Village.

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Valentine’s Day in NYC

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 in

Valentine’s Day comes with very high expectations, but it’s not easy to plan something original and impressive every single year. Most guys will just stick with a classy dinner, but with everything New York has to offer, why not plan something a little different this time round? I’ve found six great Valentine’s Day activities around the city that are sure to impress. And don’t worry, they’ve all got great eats, of course.

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The Glory of Grains

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 in

We always crave comforting, earthier fare when temperatures decline, and few things satisfy that craving more than unprocessed whole grains. Nutty, complex, and versatile, grains like quinoa, farro, barley, and amaranth can serve as a base for pretty much any dish and chefs across the country have been discovering the glories of grains.

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