My New Book—Ice Cream: A Global History

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Upper West Side: Luke’s Lobster Opens on 81st and Amsterdam

Luke’s Lobster opened last night at 81st and Amsterdam. How do I know they’ve dropped anchor on the Upper West Side? I just finished downing one of their lobster rolls, packed with succulent chunks of lobster, at the Hester Street Fair. The guy behind the counter informed me of this gustatory bonanza for the neighborhood. [...]

Where to Find Christmas and New Years Ice Cream Flavors Around New York

Yes, it’s holiday time, but just because it’s frigid outside, doesn’t mean a scoop of peppermint or eggnog ice cream isn’t in the Christmas or New Year’s spirit. You can warm things up by topping warm apple pie with ice cream, or draping a scoop or two of the frosty treat with hot fudge or [...]

How to Buy Good Cheap Wines for the Holidays

A lot of wine guides offer plenty of great advice for purchasing $100 bottles. But for holiday entertaining, or any time, Mark Spivak’s The Affordable Wine Guide to California and the Pacific Northwest, $9.99 on smashwords.com steers you in the direction of wines that are not only affordable—say $10 a bottle—but high quality as well. [...]

Holiday Cooking Class: Christmas in Provence Workshop

The Culinary Loft, which puts on food events throughout the year, is giving their holiday offerings a French twist. Paule Caillat, owner of Promenades Gourmandes in Paris, and Rosa Jackson, owner Les Petits Farcis in Nice, will teach a series of four pre-Christmas workshop from December 16 through 19. Paule’s workshops will focus on cheese [...]

Ice Cream Fridays: Wall Street Ice Cream

Today, ice cream doesn’t figure large on Wall Street where investment bankers make big bucks. But in the 18th century, as I discovered while researching Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible),ice cream was big business in the area that evolved into New York’s financial center. Not only were there at least a [...]