As we approach the holidays and gather with friends and family, we take a look at the history of food and how it has been grown, persevered and prepared by Black people from slavery to present.
It’s National French Fry Day, a significant date on the Calendar of Feasts. Let us bow our heads in thanks. Let us hand-cut and double-fry henceforth. Let us vow to snag potatoes from the takeout window nevermore – and why should we, when we have the magnificent french fry options below. If you are ever in California, please check these french fry places out.
You know there are still some folks out there who do not know about the evil that is Monsanto. The corporate entity is probably exposed best in the film “Food Inc.” They give people a multitude of reasons why the supermarkets to shop at are Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and your local farmer’s market. Below is a very modest and condensed list of some of the top things EVERYONE should know and hate about Monsanto. I snagged it from http://www.wewititla.com
Like my friend DJ Skeme Richards, I too am on a quest to find the best burger. As May is National Burger Month, here are some great looking burgers that I am dying to taste. I am going to have to go out and buy the ingredients and try to make some of these myself!
While Jewish delis closing may not seem like a huge food industry trend, those who grew up in a culture where the institutions were a staple may realize what we stand to lose in urban neighborhoods as diners are distracted by flashier, less traditional options — leaving it so storied establishments are dying off with little fanfare.
Duct tape covers a large crack in the premier booth at Hard Time Josephine’s Cooking, where waitresses still call you “sweetie” and customers come for the steaming shrimp bisque and homemade peach cobbler with just a hint of cinnamon.
Hurricane Sandy has brought out a side in me that I thought I’d never see…a crazed person who would do damn near anything for a hot shower and some heat. So while waiting for the power to come back on I decided try a new joint to eat and drink and drink and drink.
Two days after Hurricane Sandy struck I was finally able to get out and see the devastation in my New Jersey neighborhood. What a mess. After driving through several towns I ended up in Montclair, New Jersey, because they had power. Looking for a place to get a hot cup of soup, I went to Costanera Cocina Peruana located on the main drag…Bloomfield Ave.
Last week I attended one of the biggest wine tasting events in New Jersey, The Wine Library Super Wine Tasting held at The Manor. This has got to be one of the biggest wine tasting events in the country. I have written about the Wine Library in an earlier post, one of my favorite places to shop, hands down. Well, they know how to throw a wine tasting party! There were over 400 different wines, beers, champagnes and liquors available for attendees to try during my four and a half hours of uninterrupted tasting. Yes a number of guests came in limos to insure that they returned home safely. I had my trusted designated driver which allowed me to fully enjoy all of the spirits I could sample.