dual specialty store.

We’re preparing for the last color dinner in our series — indigo continuum! — and headed to Dual Specialty Store for some black & purple inspiration. We came away with some real finds — black basil seeds, black quinoa, black sesame seeds, dried prunes and cherries, and even black salt from Hawaii! — and an interview. Read all about this gem of an Indian market … Continue reading dual specialty store.

adja khady foods.

I’ve been working on an African market for the Serious Eats Market Tours series for some time now, and was finally successful, thanks largely in part to friends familiar with West Africa, who took on the challenge of dusting off their wolof, scoping out locations, and making introductions. And so, today on Serious Eats I present: the Senegalese-focused Adja Khady Food Distributors in West Harlem. … Continue reading adja khady foods.

el gauchito.

We knew we were on to something when we got off the subway in Corona, Queens, and the telephone posts were painted blue-white-blue like the Argentinean (and Uruguayan) flag. But we didn’t know how amazing that something was until we walked into El Gauchito and found…alfajores — and not just any alfajores, but our favorite brand, Cachafaz! — and bottles of bitter Terma, and homemade¬†matambre … Continue reading el gauchito.

stammtisch pork store & imports.

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 gl√ľhwein, 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.

rio market.

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.