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.