My NYU “Food Writing” has the scoop on NYC food

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Have I got a treat for you! My NYU “Food Writing” class is here with info about fun food things to do in New York City. They’re each sharing a few links to some of the delicious moments they’ve had while working on stories for our class.  These students spend a lot of time doing pretty intensive weekly assignments. But …

A delicious recipe for radish greens

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This post is about a great recipe. It’s also about the possibility of re-invention. The story begins with Sophie Morgiewicz, 71, the widowed matriarch of Morgiewiecz Farms in upstate Goshen, N.Y. Sophie and her three sons grow tons of vegetables on their 170-acre property, which has been in the family for five generations. Every Saturday, they drive down from their …

What it’s like to work at Etsy

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Have you ever heard of Etsy? After a tour of the company’s corporate headquarters in Brooklyn, I have much more hope that great jobs are possible — if we can create them for ourselves. Wait ’til you see my photos! But first some background. Etsy was founded six years ago by Rob Kalin. He was a 20-something painter, carpenter and photographer …

How to compete in a food eating contest

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You never know what skills might be useful. And since I just had the crazy chance to witness a food-eating contest up close, here are tips on gorging to win. The occasion was the 2011 NYC Dumpling Festival, held this past Saturday at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Lower Manhattan. Some 3,000 people paid $20 apiece to sample an international menu of …

Recipe: How to make fast and easy healthy salad dressing

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My delicious homemade salad dressing is a godsend for the busy, thrifty, food-loving cook. If you like it, expect to splash it on more than just salads. I am proud to say that my dressing can instantly jazz even the most boring, simple meal.  :) This dressing is also good for the allergy prone and those on special diets because …

Bragg Liquid Aminos: must-have healthy kitchen ingredient

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Bragg Liquid Aminos is such a horrible name for such a delicious product! But I promise you, Bragg is terrific on food. Since I like to keep my cooking preparations simple and fast, Bragg is always close at hand. By the way, for everyone who loves my home-made meals, I will now reveal that this product is my secret sauce. Why Bragg …