Urban farming is, at last, having its moment in the sun, and we hope it is a long one! The benefits of growing food in urban environments, both to the environments themselves and to the people who inhabit them, are enormous. And the practice has deep roots in New York City. Under the auspices of Organic Gardening, Gabriella Bass and I have spent the past … Continue reading urban farming.
It’s been some time since our last post here on ¡dpm does! For that, you can blame Make Music New York, which has taken over every waking (and, sometimes, sleeping) moment for the past six weeks. The big day was June 21 — and now, we’re back! MMNY is the city-wide musical celebration that takes place in public spaces across the five boroughs annually on … Continue reading make music new york 2013.
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.
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.
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.
New post on Serious Eats! Read about Noel Gaynor’s black pudding and boiling bacon here. Continue reading the butcher’s block.