Food

Churros. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘Hate Immigrants, Love Their Food’

Food, Immigration December 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds explores the dissonance between widespread acceptance of immigrant foods and the difficulties the immigrants who prepare and sell those foods regularly encounter.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.

Family yoga teacher Alba Mota guides participants through stretching exercises as part of a Bronx River Foodway event. (Photo by Elia Campos via Hunts Point Express)

‘Foodway’ in Bronx Pioneers Plantings and More

Bronx, Food, Health November 28, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A new foodway in the Bronx brought more than plantings to the neighborhood, reports Hunts Point Express.

Cosme Aguilar, 41, began working in the kitchen of a French restaurant as a doorman and performing cleaning duties. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Auto Mechanic to High-End Chef

Business, Food, Queens November 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Casa Enrique, the first and only Mexican restaurant in the city with the prestigious Michelin star, is run by an immigrant chef with no cooking training, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

South High School in Valley Stream, Long Island (Photo via school website)

A Trial Period for Halal Food at LI School

Education, Food, Long Island, Muslim November 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Valley Stream Herald reports on why South High School on Long Island started to test halal food options.

This spicy tuna salad on a pretzel bread bun was too die for. (Photo provided to Kings County Politics)

First US Kosher Food Crawl Held in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish October 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

The Forward and Kings County Politics cover the country’s first kosher food crawl, “A Taste of Crown Heights.”

Kangwon Lee, president of the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, donating a rice cooker to Pomptonian Food Service at Valley Regional Old Tappan High School on Oct. 18. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Food Added to Northern NJ School Menus

Education, Food, Metro Area October 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

An increasing number of public high schools in northern New Jersey now have Korean food on the menu following efforts by the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, reports Korea Daily.

Joy Pascua belting a number. (Photo by Mariel Padilla via The FilAm)

Woodside Filipino Restaurants Also Serve as Music Venues

Culture, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian October 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Some Filipino restaurants in Woodside offer patrons a side of live music almost every night, reports The FilAm.

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Central American, Food, New York, Religion, Video October 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at questions of funding related to the city’s Free School Lunch for All program. Also covered is a campaign to educate Americans on the Sikh community, and a documentary on Mayan resistance in Guatemala.

(Photo by Hannah Frishberg via Brokelyn)

Uzbek Restaurant Expands to Park Slope

Asian, Brooklyn, Food October 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Brokelyn pays a visit to Uzbek restaurant Nargis’ new Park Slope location.

New Beef King at 89 Bayard St. is closing shop after 35 years. (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

No More Hong Kong-Style Jerky?

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 29, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Once their last batch of Hong Kong-style jerky has been sold, the couple running New Beef King will close the Chinatown store after 35 years, reports World Journal.

A festival volunteer poses with a figure of Taiwan’s Third Prince, known as Nezha (哪吒).

Bubble Tea Fest Celebrates Taiwan’s Food and Culture

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan September 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

New York’s first Bubble Tea Festival promoted food, culture and more from Taiwan.

Mia Warren (standing) helping participants with audio editing. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Sharing Stories of Food and Home

Culture, Food, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Participants of a Feet in 2 Worlds food journalism workshop shared stories of how food items remind them of family and home.

(Photo via NYC Schools/Flickr)

Beyond ‘Free School Lunch for All’

Education, Food, New York September 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Following the implementation of the Free School Lunch for All program in NYC public schools, Chalkbeat looks at a funding concern among some principals resulting from the new policy.

Ajani Thorpe enjoys a cone of cafe au lait ice cream. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Ice Creamery Features Caribbean Flavors

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food September 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports on a new ice creamery featuring Caribbean flavors.