Remembering Local 338 and the world’s toughest bagel bakers. Remembering back to a time when baking bagels was rather like being in hell, in underground bakeries with vats of boiling water and flaming, coal-fired ovens. In New York, for decades, this was how the city’s bagels were made, by Jewish bakers stripped almost bare and […]
Pastrami is in crisis. The price of pastrami piled as high as New York is too high.
The egg cream is alive and well in New York—and a lone Montreal lunch counter.
In many U.S. cities, bodegas serve dinner in the form of chips and soda to low-income people living nearby who have no access to neighborhood supermarkets. Fast food did not just find its way to low-income neighborhoods. It was brought there by the federal government.
Burgers, step aside. Corn on the cob, stay in your lane. Apple pie? Nice try. No, there is no food more American, more essential to our national identity, than the almighty hot dog.
I’ve made fried chicken for as long as I’ve been cooking. I do believe the version I’m making now is about as good as it gets.