Mika Lucenario

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Best French Fries In The US

Everyone can agree on the greatness of french fries, but nobody can agree on its platonic ideal: some like them thin and shattery, some like them …

9 in-demand skills to add to your resume (and where to learn them)

It's a developer-eat-developer world out there. If you want to stand out from the pack, you've got to show potential employers that your resume is …

8 Line Cooks Share Hacks to Cut Your Prep Time in Half

Your mise en place needs a revamp. These prep cooks can help.<p>If you think you hate chopping onions, imagine having to prep <i>gallons</i> of them every day. That is the life of a line cook: slicing, dicing, peeling, deboning, and handling all the mise en place that restaurant kitchens need. Some tasks are …

Onions

The Top 15 *Most-Pinned* Brownie Recipes on Pinterest

Whether you prefer ’em old style, packed with newfangled flavors like pumpkin or potato chips, or even spiked with red wine, brownies have got to be THE treat that tops all others. So when it’s time to indulge, you want the most over-the-top brownie recipe you can find, amiright? Here’s where …

Dessert

40 of the Best Places to Eat Brunch in NYC

Tender pancakes, runny eggs, and hangover-busting burgers abound<p>Brunch is a Big Deal in New York City. On the weekends, restaurants in the five boroughs contain an endless sea of midday dining options, so it’s not easy to tell which ones actually care about the food and the experience, or which are …

The Best New Bars & Restaurants That Opened in NYC in January

If you’re looking for something to offset the remarkable lack of sunshine (despite temperatures in the high 40s) and general distress consuming New …

Fast Casual

Cooking Like a Korean Grandmother in Brooklyn

Telling <b>Esther Choi</b> that she cooks like a grandma is a compliment — and it won’t surprise her. Having just opened her first standalone restaurant <b>Mokbar</b> in Park Slope at 212 Flatbush Ave., the minimalist decor is standard new Brooklyn but everything else is rooted in Choi’s relationship with her …

New York Today: City of Chocolate

Updated, 9:12 a.m.<p><i>Good morning on this numbing Thursday.</i><p>Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but chocolate’s not going anywhere: It has been part of New York City’s recipe for more than 300 years.<p>“It’s always in season, and you don’t need a holiday to enjoy it,” said Michael Laiskonis, the …

New York’s Latest Must-Have Burger May Actually Be Worthy of the Hype

“This place feels like someone’s idea of a dream man cave,” one of my guests observed the other day, as we wedged ourselves into one of the few …

The Best New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in NYC in February

February in New York brought lots of important things: the Westminster Dog Show, 60-degree temperatures, Fashion Week (upstaged by the Westminster …

Discover La Milagrosa Speakeasy, Hidden Behind a Mexican Deli’s Freezer Door

The newest hidden bar to hit New York City, Mezcaleria La Milagrosa in Williamsburg is hidden behind a freezer door inside a Mexican bodega – a front …

12 Art Installations and Exhibits in NYC Not to Miss March 2017

Art has historically been a form of expression and a nonviolent way of showing political discontent. The installations and exhibits opening in March …

A Chocolate Museum Is Opening In NYC

Legendary chocolatier <b>Jacques Torres</b> will soon be opening a museum dedicated to all things chocolate. <b>Choco-Story New York, The Chocolate Museum</b> <b>and</b> <b>Experience with Jacques Torres</b> will be a permanent fixture of the Jacques Torres chocolate shop that’s been at 350 Hudson St. for a while now. No details …

The Best Outdoor Happy Hours in New York City

Is it summer yet?<p>Whether it's in a backyard, a patio, a rooftop, a garden, or a sidewalk, when the temperature's right in New York City, there's no …

The Best of New York Fun and Nightlife 2017

<i>For the Best of New York, the focus, as always, is on things and places that are, if not brand-spanking-new, then newish, having debuted within the</i> …

The Best of New York Eating 2017

<i>For the Best of New York, the focus, as always, is on things and places that are, if not brand-spanking-new, then newish, having debuted within the</i> …

The Top 10 Hotel Bars in NYC

<i>Our friends at HotelsCombined have curated this guide to the best hotel bars in New York City.</i><p>New York is an endless playground for food and drink …

Top 10

Ready, set, celebrate: 17 Ottawa events for 2017

It's time to gear up for a milestone year where the emphasis will be on big, spectacular and unique events.<p>From major sports events to one-of-a-kind …

Grey Cup

For your local New Year’s Eve party consideration: CRAFT Beer Market is capping off 2016 with a four-course beer and meal pairing.

For your local New Year’s Eve party consideration: CRAFT Beer Market is capping off 2016 with a four-course beer and meal pairing.<p>Photo courtesy of …

Craft Beer

Ottawa's food scene in 2017: what's heating up, what's cooling down

Which trends do Ottawa foodies want to see more of in 2017, and what should be dumped?<p>Kent Van Dyk is a chef and high school culinary arts teacher …

As some of our members transition to new projects in their lives, we are looking to recruit committed and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Directors.

<b>Position Title:</b> Board Member<p><b>Position Type:</b> Volunteer 3-6 hours/month<p><b>Position Start Date:</b> February 2017<p>Apartment613 Community Initiatives (Apt613) is …

What to do in Ottawa in 36 hours, according to the New York Times

Congratulations, Ottawa: You’ve awakened from your “sleepy” reputation as a listless government worker town into a vibrant metropolis with a …

Gourmet Churros Are Going to Be Your Next Instagram Obsession

There are lots of creative ways to make churros, and Instagram is going crazy over them these days. Seriously, if you thought breakfast cereal cupcakes were amazing, just <i>wait</i> until you try sweet, crunchy churros dipped in chocolate and rolled in Fruity Pebbles! Churros are a Spanish delicacy made …

Indian Pudding Panna Cotta with Maple Whipped Cream

Instructions<p>Grease six 8-ounce ramekins with butter and set aside.<p>In a small bowl, pour the powdered gelatin over 1 cup of water and let it soften. …

7 Spices That Make Whipped Cream Even Better

A little whipped cream goes a long way to make any dessert feel even more special, but add a little something extra to it and it's suddenly even …

Whipped Cream

How to make the best whipped cream ever, plus a recipe for black bottom pie

Graham cracker crust topped with a rich chocolate custard filling. For those of us who are chocolate fans, that might be enough for dessert. But why not gild the lily? Top the custard with silky whipped cream and more chocolate shavings. Just because.<p>You may not see black bottom pie on many menus …

Whipped cream: You're doing it wrong

You already know that your food processor is a magic-maker. You can make a whole cake in there! Soup, too!<p>And that's not all: <b>This kitchen workhorse</b> …

Baking

Coconut Whipped Cream | Kitchen Nostalgia

<i>Coconut Whipped Cream – non-dairy, no sugar vegan substitute for whipped cream.</i><p>If you’re looking for non-dairy, no sugar vegan substitute for whipped …

The Freakshake Paradox

It all started about a year ago when a clever band of bakers at Patissez started to put together different elements in a mason jar to create a …

Tim Hortons should fit right in to the brand-glazed Philippines

<i>Miguel Syjuco is author of the novel</i> Ilustrado<i>. He lives in Manila and is a professor at NYU's new campus in Abu Dhabi.</i><p>Late at night on the Sheikh Khalifa Highway, in the desert around Abu Dhabi, endless columns of construction trucks crawl – signs of prosperity and growth. Inside a gas station …