It’s not often we wonder about how our delicious meals came to be, but some do deserve notice. Steak tartare history is one of the many food stories that do deserve our attention. The History of Steak Tartare Steak tartare’s history is partly a myth. Legend has it that the dish was first made of [...]
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Of the numerous iconic New York movies, here is a list of our personal favorite scenes. Follow along to see which scenes you can recognize, and which films need to be put on the list for immediate review. Here are 9 Most Famous Movie Scenes in NYC: 1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) If Breakfast at [...]
Michelin stars are the ultimate prize for aspiring and long-time chefs, alike. They mark a true test of culinary skill, a reputable kitchen to cook in and amongst many expertise on the coveted list of capabilities: the secret to world-class eggs benedict. Creating the perfect poached egg can be strenuous but upon completion, it is [...]
BY EDIBLE QUEENS Gjovalin Nikçi was a high-schooler when he first saw Groucho Marx, in the Marx Brothers film The Cocoanuts. “He was a brilliant, brilliant performer,” Nikçi said. “They didn’t even have to say anything—just their body language.” It ignited a mania that has followed Nikçi throughout his career: Marx’s likeness appeared in the logo [...]
Pizza has been having a moment, especially since social media has made possible its constant forefront on the minds of so many millennials on any given day of the week. What makes the simple slice of heaven so pervasive in today’s culture? Actually, popularity is nothing new when it comes to pizza. The pepperoni paparazzi [...]
Astoria is home to some serious movie magic. Productions like Sesame Street, Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, and Blue Bloods, have all been created right here at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Maybe you’ve heard of the studio itself, but if you haven’t visited George’s restaurant next door at 35-11 35th Ave you’re missing out! George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studios [...]
Jazz musicians include legendary names like that of Miles David, John Coltrane and Nat King Cole. These are some of the most famous jazz musicians but today a new face of jazz is emerging. With a refreshing new way to break out of classic American jazz, artists are creating something unlike anything before. Here are [...]
A Kiss for Cinderella is more than just a child’s fantasy. The name is actually referring to a silent film produced in 1925. Directed by Herbert Brenon, the film stars Betty Bronson, Esther Ralston, and Tom Moore. The story is based on a 1916 play in which Cinderella, a servant girl who believes in fairies [...]
The Golden age of cocktails during the 1920’s-30’s was when drinks like the Martini and Daiquiri were created. It is also when liquor was illegal and of course, because the prohibition of alcohol was strictly enforced, cocktails had to be served at speakeasies. These underground bars were the birthplace of some of today’s most infamous [...]
By Florence Fabricant Headliner LA MAISON DE MAKOTO This dessert shop and lounge, LMDM for short, was announced with some fanfare last fall as Philippe Conticini, the Parisian chef and baker, was to be involved. No more. The owners, Andrea Rodrik, a 21-year-old Swiss-Turkish entrepreneur who has strong opinions about fine baked goods, and the consultant Omar [...]