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Recipe: Gluten Free Crab Cakes

(Courtesy of Four Seasons)
(Courtesy of Four Seasons)

Crab is a good addition to your eating plan as it helps in improving your memory, decreasing the chances of heart attacks, and the risk...

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A Taste of the Italian Harvest

In Italy, La Vendemmia refers to the time of year when the grapes are ripe and ready for harvesting. Once harvested, family and friends gather to celebrate with an abundance of food and wine.  For the second year in September, …... Read More


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    Recipe: Root Beer Rye Bread

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    ‘Desi Food Truck’ Makes It to the Finals of NYC Vendy Awards, 2014

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    Sweet September Raises Funds for Citymeals-on-Wheels

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    Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood

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  • Blue Island Oyster Rockefeller. (Courtesy of New York Oyster Week)

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    Sweet September Raises Funds for Citymeals-on-Wheels

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    Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood

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  • Blue Island Oyster Rockefeller. (Courtesy of New York Oyster Week)

    New York Oyster Week, Sept. 11–28

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  • Sweet corn breeder Bill Tracy (C) talks to visitors at a tasting day on a University of Wisconsin research farm on Aug. 27 in Verona, Wis. (AP Photo/M.L. Johnson)

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    Labor Day Weekend’s Pop-Up Steak Haus at Zeppelin Hall

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  • Farm Roasted Chicken. (Daniel Krieger)

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    Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival Sept. 6–7

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    The World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog Costs $169

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  • Chef Pichet Ong (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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    Sweet September Raises Funds for Citymeals-on-Wheels

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    New York Oyster Week, Sept. 11–28

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    Chefs, Breeders Pair Up to Produce Tastier Veggies

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  • Osteria del Principe. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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    Tequila and Ice Cream: A Delicious Pairing

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  • Mussels in a kimchi broth (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Delicious Meets Virtuous at Chalk Point Kitchen

    Run, don’t walk, to Chalk Point Kitchen, for boy can Joe Isidori cook. What is most remarkable about the Michelin-starred executive chef is his perfect... Read more

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    A Food Truck for Dogs

    A food truck is rolling into town and it will be servicing our four-legged best friends. The Milo’s Kitchen brand of dog treats is on... Read more

  • Shoppers at Union Square Market. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York’s Locavore Challenge

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    Uma Temakeria to Open in Chelsea

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    A Playful Touch at David Burke’s fabrick

    At David Burke’s fabrick, which opened this spring, the dishes pop off the plate, sometimes in an architectural fashion, and sometimes in ways that recall... Read more

  • Do-it-yourself cured salmon. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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    The trouble with cured salmon? We tend to treat it like, well … a treat. Cured salmon—with all its rich, salty, savory, lusciously fatty goodness—too... Read more

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    Fashion Plate Prix Fixe Returns to Upper West Side

    Taking place alongside Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sept. 4–11, Fashion Plate Prix Fixe offers diners a chance to try creative menus at different price points. Twenty-five... Read more

  • Grilled Chilean Sea Bass with Chinese honey. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times Staff)

    An Upscale, Modern Take on Cantonese at Hakkasan

    It’s not hard to get an excellent Chinese meal when one looks beyond neighborhood take-out. There are at least three different Chinatowns in the city,... Read more

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    Labor Day Weekend’s Pop-Up Steak Haus at Zeppelin Hall

    For Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30–Sept. 1) Zeppelin Hall executive chef Franco Robazetti offers diners their choice of a one-pound steak (rib eye, New York... Read more

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    The Back Room at One57 Now Open

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    Fast-Casual EXKi Offers Fresh Options

    Among the multitude of upscale fast food eateries in New York city, EXKi can be easy to miss. But once you enter, you will feel... Read more

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    The Four Seasons: Practical Jokes, Service Without Peer, and Sublime Flavors

    Where else could you dine in a public landmark space that Jackie Onassis called her “cathedral”? Or see formally dressed couples chat over a mountain... Read more

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    Jioufen’s Tea House: A Step Back in Time

    I walked into Jioufen Tea House and, all of a sudden, centuries seemed to peel back—I had entered China of the Sung Dynasty.  Perhaps I... Read more

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    Els Tallers: A Small Gem in Catalonia

    Spain’s Catalonia has a very high concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants, perhaps more than any other location on Earth. Even small, local restaurants create delicious food... Read more

  • Diners enjoy an evening at fabrick. (Samira Bouaou/ Epoch Times)

    A Playful Touch at David Burke’s fabrick

    At David Burke’s fabrick, which opened this spring, the dishes pop off the plate, sometimes in an architectural fashion, and sometimes in ways that recall... Read more

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    Zum Domstein: A Lavish German Feast From Ancient Rome

    The favorite words of that original foodie, Marcus Gravius Apicius, about A.D. 30 were “in cibum est” (“The food is ready.”). Apicius, whose name has... Read more

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    Maison Kayser Opens New Location

    The newest and fifth location of Maison Kayser opened last week on the Upper East Side. Featuring 120 seats and an extended coffee bar, it... Read more

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    7 Best Ice Cream Places in New York City

    Ice cream is hands down in my top three favorite foods. It’s no secret that I eat it for dinner as my entree at least... Read more

  • Galouti, or lamb patties. (Maike Paul)

    Awadh: Fit for Kings

    At first glance, Awadh does not reveal itself entirely. It is a small and chic bilevel cozy place with a small bar by the entrance,... Read more

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    Bustan’s Eclectic New Israeli Cuisine

    When I first heard about Bustan (“garden” in Aramaic, Arabic, and Hebrew), I thought it was a new addition to Al Bustan, the Lebanese restaurant... Read more

  • Seared Tuna. (Paul Johnson)

    Oceana’s Seafood Trail

    Oceana continues to please. Hanging on every year to its Michelin star since 2006, the restaurant, owned by the Livanos family, offers a menu that... Read more

  • Tavola chef and owner Nicola Accardi. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    This Man Is on Fire

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  • Adrak Ke Chaap, lamb chops marinated in fresh ginger and herbs. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Utsav: The Heat of India in Mid-Air

    Utsav is not easy to find, but its unusual location is worth seeking out. Suspended on a skyway between two buildings in Midtown, above a... Read more

  • Lamb Tartare (Courtesy of Washington Market Tavern)

    Washington Market Tavern Opens in Tribeca

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  • Chef Alejandro Quinones, behind the counter. Crave.it is a newly opened contemporary Italian bakery and cafe in Chelsea. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    At Crave.it, the First (and Only) Bite Is the Best

    The benefit of the tiny one-bite (maybe two bites in a few cases) jewel-like morsels at Crave.it, a new Italian bakery and café in Chelsea... Read more

  • The Meatball Shop's new location. (Courtesy of The Meatball Shop)

    The Meatball Shop Opens 6th Location on Upper West Side

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  • Poutine and burger. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Big Smoke Burger Opens

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    Top 10 Best Bakeries in New York City

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    Manchester Dishes Art, Diner Grub

    MANCHESTER, N.H.—It may not be spelled out in the Constitution, but the simple fact of the matter is, you really can’t run for president without... Read more

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    7 Best Juice Bars in New York City

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    Study Finds Plastic Microparticles in Beers (Video)

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  • Nunavut Mulls Opening Territory’s First Beer and Wine Store

    OTTAWA—Nunavut wants to deal with its alcohol problem by opening the territory’s first beer and wine store. Soon Iqaluit residents will have their say and,... Read more

  • Bottles of bourbon are on display in a case at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky., in this file photo. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

    Bourbon Production Reaches High Point Since ’70s

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders’... Read more

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  • A couple dining in a Paris cafe. Dining or drinking at conscientious places is getting easier using the Conscientious Customer app.

    Fair and Funky: New Zealand’s Conscious Consumers

    In just four years time, bright colored, bright minded accreditation company Conscious Consumers boosts 30.000 likes on Facebook. As opposed to for example Bio Gro,... Read more

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    How to Make Healthy Soda Pop at Home

    I don’t know what it is about spring, but it seems that I am consistently bitten by the culture bugs at this time of year... Read more

  • Mint Julep. (Courtesy of Michael Lomonaco)

    Recipe: Mint Julep

    In time for the Kentucky Derby, executive chef and restaurateur Michael Lomonaco from Center Bar offers his recipe for Mint Julep. Yield: 1 cocktail  Ingredients:2... Read more

  • The Wehlener Sonnenuhr Vineyards. (Bo Zaunders)

    Germany’s Liquid Gold

    For a wine aficionado, there is nothing more exciting than a visit to a wine-producing area seeing and tasting, firsthand, how high quality wines are... Read more

  • Salep (Emel Akan/Epoch Times)

    Salep, A Drink From Turkey

    Salep is a traditional hot drink from Turkey made with milk and the flour of dried orchid tubers. The popularity of this hot drink among... Read more

  • (Courtesy of Empire Steak House)

    Great Wines to Pair With Great Steak

    One of the defining moments in oenophile history was the Judgment of Paris in 1976. Eleven experienced judges undertook a blind tasting in Paris, in... Read more

  • Dubbed the "macrobiotic Coca Cola," this sweet vegetable broth made from cabbage, carrots, pumpkins, and yellow onions can help regulate blood sugar

    Home Remedy to Curb Sugar Cravings

    It’s mid-afternoon. You feel restless and struggle to focus on your work. You’re finding it difficult to resist the urge to reach for candies, chocolates,... Read more

  • (Joan Delaney/Epoch Times)

    Hot Toddy, Ontario Style

    Hot toddies are popular in many northern countries. They are typically made with liquor, sugar, water, and sometimes spices. In Ontario, Canada, however, a common... Read more

  • (Daksha Devnani/Epoch Times)

    Kashmiri Kahwah, a Drink From India (+Recipe)

    Kashmiri Kahwah, a green tea-based hot drink, is very popular during the winter in Kashmir across India and Pakistan. Traditionally, kahwah is served in a... Read more

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    What Is Actually Inside Red Wine?

    Oenophiles wax poetic about the look, feel, smell, and taste of red wine. But what’s actually inside the drink? Dozens of complicated molecules from the... Read more

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    Binge Drinking Not Just a Growing Problem Among Youth: UK Study

    Young binge drinkers may get most of the newspaper headlines, but alcohol consumption in middle-aged men and women is an increasing concern. In the UK... Read more

  • A vineyard in Roussillon. The grape-growing area is bordered by the Mediterranean in the East and mountains in the west. (Manos Angelakis)

    The Sweet Wines of Roussillon Stand Out

    The wines of Roussillon owe their existence to ancient Greek merchants and sailors from Corinth that brought to their colonies and trade stations in the... Read more

  • Cartizze Hill Vineyard. (Courtesy of Mionetto USA)

    Prosecco, Italy’s Sparkling Gem

    Prosecco, evokes an image of Italy’s good life; an image of a food and wine culture that celebrates the bounty of the countryside and the... Read more

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  • Coca-Cola ‘It’s Beautiful’ (Super Bowl XLVIII)

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    A true ragout takes time, and time is something in short supply at the start of the new school year. So I decided to come... Read more

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    LASAGNA  (Makes 8-10 servings)   [SAUCE] 1 lb Italian sausage1 lb ground beef1 clove garlic, minced1 TBS dried basil1 tsp salt1 lb canned tomatoes2 6... Read more

  • Image of filled walnut cookies (top right), banana and grape parafait (right)(Roxy's Kitchen), pumpkin patties (bottom right) (Bittersweet), and fall background via Shutterstock*)

    This Month’s Ultimate Recipes: Savor September

    Tired of the blazing heat and sweltering humidity of summer? Fear not, because September is upon us! It’s that time of year to re-welcome that crisp,... Read more

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    Recipe: Root Beer Rye Bread

    Sure, it’s not the most lovely or universally loved loaf, but rye has a dark, seductive charm all its own. Dense, hearty, and complex, it’s... Read more

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    How to: Clean & Season Cast Iron Pan

    Lately, we’ve been falling in love with our cast iron cookwares. You can use them for almost anything, from searing to baking, as long as... Read more

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    Recipe: Fig Mint Brownies

    Chocolate is the taste du jour, so popular that no mere box of truffles could contain it. Brownies, thick, fudgy squares far more versatile than... Read more

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    Enjoy The Last of Your Summer Peaches In 2 Delicious Ways

    Enjoy your last summer peaches in a delicious way. Here are two options to prepare peach crumbles. The first has no oil or added sugars... Read more

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    Recipe: Banana Ganache Pie

    Bananas and chocolate, uncomplicated and unfussy, there would have been no recipe nor record if not for the rave reviews. Silky ganache lightened by the... Read more

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    How to Make: Homemade Pizza

    The best thing about homemade pizza is you can put whatever toppings you want! INGREDIENTS -  [DOUGH]3 cups (16 1/2 ounces) bread flour, plus more... Read more

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    Chocolate Protein Chia Seed Pudding

    This pudding packs a serious nutritional punch. Walnuts, coconut, and cacao all boast incredible health benefits, and chia is one of the most nutritionally complete... Read more

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    A Healthy Snack For Your Next Road Trip (Video)

    Learn how to make a delicious trail mix using healthy seeds, nuts, and fruit from health expert Arielle Hapsel . Satisfy your hunger (and that... Read more

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    Tequila and Ice Cream: A Delicious Pairing

    Here’s a summer fact you need to know—aged tequilas pair beautifully with ice cream. When I discovered this a few years ago, I started making... Read more

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    3 Very Different Culinary Creations, One Common Ingredient: Goji Berries

    Goji berries are small, reddish-orange berries with a slightly sweet and somewhat sour flavor. One variety tastes almost like a tomato (especially when eaten fresh)... Read more

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    Healthy Frozen Blueberry Cheesecake Treats DIY

    Have you ever wondered how to make super-healthy frozen cheesecake cubes or popsicles? Well even if you haven’t, you might still want to check out these... Read more

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    Recipe : Grapefruit and Wasabi Risotto

    Perfumed with grapefruit, juicy chunks of the flesh are sprinkled throughout, bursting with bitterness that perfectly cuts the rich, creamy base. Accented by the spice... Read more

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    Memories of Indonesian Food

    When I asked an Indonesian friend about cuisine in her home country, I got a rather terse reply: “Rice and peppers.” This comment didn’t give... Read more

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    5 Recipes That Will Make Pomegranate Your Favorite Fruit

    Welcome to the world of pomegranates! Pomegranates are known for their distinct color, flavor, and most notably, their amazing health benefits. Did you know that... Read more

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    How to Make Buckwheat Cinnamon Pancakes

    The best part of these buckwheat pancakes is that they use no oil or refined sugars but they still taste scrumptious. You can also serve... Read more


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