Who doesn’t like cheese, eh? We certainly do. And we love cheese shops, too. And as far as cheese shops go, The Bedford Cheese Shop is particularly awesome. For its cheese and everything else. Read about them and their new (Manhattan!) location over on Serious Eats. Continue reading bedford cheese shop.
Have you been to Forest Hills yet? It’s an interesting spot with actual houses and actual lawns and all sorts of strange amenities for being part of a city. It’s also home to Carmel Grocery, a fabulous middle eastern spot with some of the best hummus and caviar dip we’ve ever tried. Read all about it over on Serious Eats! Continue reading carmel grocery.
We made mini meringues for the White Dinner, sandwiched together with a white chocolate wasabi yuzu filling with candied orange peel. Trouble was, we didn’t have fresh wasabi (substituted wasabi paste, made from a powder) or fresh yuzu juice (substituted lime juice.) Well — we found a spot that has both, and so much more. Read about this fabulous little Japanese market over on Serious … Continue reading sunrise mart.
This week’s Serious Eats post is a tour of the amazing Despaña Soho. Almost as good a trip to Madrid. Almost. Check it out here. Continue reading despaña.
This week was Serious Eat’s annual cookie swap, a fabulous tradition of serious sharing of sugar and spice. It felt only fitting to bring a sweet that reflected Clara’s presence on the site, and so, in honor of Market Tours, we brought two cookies inspired by December’s posts: German and Spanish. In honor of Stammtisch Pork Store and Imports, we made lebkuchen. We had a … Continue reading serious eats cookie swap.
Christmastime always brings with it thoughts of Munich – Clara’s aunt baking her dozen types of cookies and her stollen, the scent of cinnamon at colorful holiday markets, steaming mugs of glühwein, drunk on cold evenings under glittery lights. Imagine our delight when we stumbled across a German market taken right from the pages of these memories! (And next to a tasty little German beerhall!) … Continue reading stammtisch pork store & imports.
Frank Caputo makes twenty pounds of hand made mozzarella every two hours, seven days a week. He’s been doing it for some 20+ years. Go get some. Now. (But first, read about it over on Serious Eats.) Continue reading caputo’s.
Hurricane Sandy’s shut down most of New York, but we still have internet! Another reason we can never move from 223 Devoe. No flooding, power’s still on, and for better or for worse, there aren’t enough trees to see real destruction! For you New Yorkers who weren’t so lucky, we wish you a speedy recovery. And when it’s over, trek over to Holyland Market for … Continue reading holyland market.
Argentina’s not known for its beer. But it does make one, for export at least: Quilmes. Then I met John and his insane 2,300+ beer selection at Eagle Provisions, and realized I was wrong. All this time! Read about this Polish gem in south Park Slope over on Serious Eats. Continue reading eagle provisions.
We’ve made it our business to eat all the empanadas in New York. Think of it as market research, if you will. Many of them are good, some disappointing, but we’d not come across any truly great ones until we stumbled across some at a somewhat unlikely spot: a Brazilian market in Astoria. Mmmmm. They’re quite unlike our Argentine empanadas, or the fried empanadas of … Continue reading rio market.