"Sometimes, travel is this elemental: the desire to replace the old molecules with new ones, familiarity with its opposite. To find the kingdom on the hill and stand in awe in its gold-paved streets, even if those streets are strewn, as Guzmán’s were, with sheep poo."
From NYT’s “An American Man’s Quest to Become an Old Castilian”, by Michael Paterniti, author of “The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese.”
Glimmering rainbow of pig, porked-up almonds at The Purple Pig, Chicago.
Just a few selections from Hong Yi’s “31 days of creativity with food!”
She’ll be starting a whole new 30 day project soon, and you can see more at her Instagram @redhongyi.
North Korea is a mythically strange land, an Absurdistan, where almost nothing is known about the people or, more important, their missile-launching leaders. There is, however, one man—a humble sushi chef from Japan—who infiltrated the inner sanctum, becoming the Dear Leader’s cook, confidant, and court jester. What is life like serving Kim Jong-il and his heir? A strange and dangerous gig where the food and drink never stop, the girls are all virgins, and you’re never really safe. We sent Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Adam Johnson to meet the man who survived all the craziness.
Gorgeous small plates at Porsena Next Door, East Village: Glossy Maine oysters with freshly grated horseradish, warm toasted flatbread with pinkly roasted lamb and fixins.
Deep-fried fistfuls of rice riches at Arancini Bros, Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Creamed brain (see tube) with osetra caviar and blinis at Takashi, West Village, NYC.
Niku-Uni: Roasted nori, shiso, raw chuck flap and sea urchin, to be rolled into a creamy/crisp, earthy/briny, fatty/herbal umami sucker punch for your tearful, lucky face.
Takashi, West Village, NYC.
Don Draper’s Old Fashioned, The Dude’s White Russian, Hunter S. Thompson’s Singapore Sling, Daisy Buchanan’s Mint Julep, and more in our new Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature.
Say hello to the Coffin Bao of Baohaus, a deep fried softball filled with fried chicken, drizzled with condensed milk, peanuts, and red sugar. You’ll feel as sticky, wrong and smug on the inside as you will be on the outside.
YES. This is what we’re talking about, guys.
these are brilliant.
INFOGRAPHIC: Beer and food pairing chart. What types of beers to drink with meat, fish, veggies
very helpful infographic