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Wedding Foods at Astor Center March 11 Featuring Momofuko, Landmarc, Other Purveyors

Eat, drink, get married. Wedding bells are ringing at the Astor Center March 11 which is displaying festive wedding-friendly foods from the likes of Momofuku Milk Bar, Ronni-Sue’s Chocolates and The Cleaver Company. Could one of these purveyors be your dream wedding caterer? Tastings of food and champagne will be offered. One couple will win [...]

Ice Cream Event at New York’s Astor Center Slated for Sept. 1

I scream, you scream.  Yeah, yeah, yeah. OK, who doesn’t love ice cream? In fact, I love it so much, I have a book coming out next year on the history of ice cream around the world. Meanwhile, if you want to get your licks in on this delicious subject, come hear Jeri Quinzio talk [...]

NY Father’s Day Gifts: Beer and Chocolate; Cocktails Classes

What Dad doesn’t love beer?  Pair it with chocolate and you have a winning Father’s Day combo. Or if your Dad is a cocktail maven, a class on how to mix classics like the Grasshopper and the Pink Lady might be just the Father’s Day ticket. Take a look at these Father’s Day ideas: Is [...]

Event: TV Cooking Shows from the 1940s to Iron Chef

It may seem that TV cooking shows were  invented by the Food Network.  But cooking on TV-for fun and instruction-has been around since the dawn of television in the 1940s.  If you want to learn more about how these shows evolved, then tune in to this Culinary Historians of NY program at the Astor Center [...]

Get Great Bacon in the East Village

It’s a schlep if you live on the Upper West Side, but the bacon at East Market Village & Deli is just as good-maybe better-than what you’ll find at the Greenmarket.  And it’s comparably priced as well. This  bacon comes sliced thin.  It fries up nicely with a slightly nutty flavor. What’s more, it’s fun [...]