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adman went to: out standing in the field 8/16
farmers market forager
According to plant pathologists, this killer round of blight began with a widespread infiltration of the disease in tomato starter plants. Large retailers like Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart bought starter plants from industrial breeding operations in the South and distributed them throughout the Northeast. (Fungal spores, which can travel up to 40 miles, may also have been dispersed in transit.) Once those infected starter plants arrived at the stores, they were purchased and planted, transferring their pathogens like tiny Trojan horses into backyard and community gardens. Perhaps this is why the Northeast was hit so viciously: instead of being spread through large farms, the blight sneaked through lots of little gardens, enabling it to escape the attention of the people who track plant diseases.
Amazing tacos at La Sirenita taqueria on Alberta St. While I don't think the tortillas are home made, these tacos are among the best I've had.
$1.35 each. The pastor and carnitas are so good I can't bring myself to try anything else yet. Lengua next.
The tortillas at La Terrasca in Centrailia are home made but 90 miles each way is a long way to drive.
chasing cane sugar coca-cola
Sam Sifton is new NYTimes restaurant critic.
robin was wondering what italian rest in manhattan was in favor (mid+ priced) with yall ?
michael pollan on the rise of food stars and the decline of home cooking.
if in napa
heard the food here is amazing......
Federal and state fisheries biologists are looking into the mystery.
(really?? read more on the comment)
Calls to the restaurant confirm that unfortunately located but ultimately charming restaurant Centovini will close after three years on West Houston. Centered on a expansive wine collection and Italian small plates, Centovini is owned by the founder of neighboring store and design inspiration Moss—which is why many passersby may have confused it for a furniture store—and the owners of I Trulli on East 27th. Though it indeed won some design awards, was frequented be celebs here and there, and earned some positive reviews from the press—Bruni had a love/hate relationship with the place—it just wasn't in the cards. A rep says they will close after service on Saturday night.
no surprise to you foodies im sure but did you know there was a fifth taste?
minimal salad 101
in a pickle
Grand Cru Gramercy Tavern Meal Last Night
1) Forono Beets Orange, Currants and Spiced Nuts
2) Calamari & Carrot Salad Toasted Pine Nuts and Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette
3) Merguez Sausage Chickpeas, Swiss Chard, Almonds and Harissa
4) Summer Bean Salad Eight Ball Squash and Gooseberry Vinaigrette
5) English Peas Black Rice and Sorrel
6) Iced Oysters on the Half-Shell
7) Pork Terrine Caper Fried Shallot Parsley Mustard
8) Mushroom Lasagna (dripped in demi glace i believe:>)
which I had room for these but we could not eat more...
Chilled Zucchini Soup Crispy Oysters and Squash Blossoms
Barley Risotto Carrots, Shiitake and Spiced Almonds
Marea take #2
1) fried misc amuse's
2) 3 oysters
3) 1 crudo
4) octopus grilled (up for the most tender ever)
5) pasta with clams, squid.....DIVINE!!
6) roasted guinea hen...ok seafood restaurant but I cant say no to birds, I asked for the chef's forgiveness and he said "it will be the best you have ever eaten" and he was right!!
Salad for breakfast