"When Marian Burros, a longtime food reporter for The New York Times, first wrote about the plum torte in September 1983, no one expected it to become the most requested recipe, and among the most beloved, in the history of the newspaper." NYT
"Over the last few months, we’ve asked readers across the country to tell about their own summer food traditions, the kinds built over the years on vacations and reunions and long weekends eating outdoors." The New York Times
"Crisp, refreshing and unbelievably easy, refrigerator pickles make the most of summer’s fruit harvest. Recipes for pickled grapes, cantaloupe and watermelon rind are only the beginning. Here’s what you can make with the results":
"...Food historians now see it as the starting point for a series of trends that came to define American dining: the cult of freshness and organically grown ingredients, which Alice Waters embraced at Chez Panisse; the inventive interpretation of regional American dishes, which became known as New American cooking; the international blending of styles and ingredients, later described as fusion..."
...“You can take anything like turnip greens, spinach, mushrooms or heirloom tomatoes with a basil pesto and put them in a tart shell. Or, take some olive oil-poached tuna, chop it and lightly saute it and tuck it in the tart on top of some shaved zucchini.”...
"The restaurants on the 2016 list were picked by a total of almost 1,000 members of the industry, including restaurateurs, chefs, writers and gourmets. The group is divided into 27 regional panels, each with 36 members. They are asked to choose their seven "best restaurant experiences"—it is not a laurel based on food alone. The ceremony took place at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan—the first time it has taken place outside of London since its founding in 2002..."
..."In Food and the City, Ina Yalof takes us on an insider’s journey into New York’s pulsating food scene alongside the men and women who call it home. Dominique Ansel declares what great good fortune led him to make the first cronut. Lenny Berk explains why Woody Allen’s mother would allow only him to slice her lox at Zabar’s."...
Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It