Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian August 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm

A food festival in Queens brings together the disparate cultures and languages of Indonesia.

A vendor handed out food at a preview for the New York City African Food Festival, happening Aug. 13–14. (Photo courtesy of the New York City African Food Festival via Brooklyn Paper)

A Weekend of African Food in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Food August 11, 2016 at 11:54 am

The New York City African Food Festival will include a competition to see which country makes the best jollof, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Salvadoran Ana Enriquez, 23, with her daughters Emily and Valeria Romero. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans In NY: Between Economic Progress and Immigration Struggles

El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Salvadoran communities on Long Island and in Yonkers as they celebrate their national day.

Libin Zheng (third from left) (Photo by Yiyi Huang  via World Journal)

In Sunset Park, Pizza Rolls and Light Bulb Drinks

Business, East Asian, Food August 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Libin Zheng of Viiza, known for Taiwanese-style pizza rolls and light bulb beverages, speaks to World Journal about how his generation of immigrants differs from his parents’ when it comes to running businesses.

Xarles Thompson, chef at Pío Pío, in Manhattan Hell's Kitchen. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Stir-Fry Expert Unveils Chifa Cuisine Secrets

East Asian, Food, New York, South American August 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

Chef Xarles Thomson tells El Diario/La Prensa how to prepare one of the classic dishes of Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) cuisine.

Amparo Arango, from Medellín, showing a tray with some of the sweets served in Noches de Colombia, where she works. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Colombian Bakeries Delight the Palate of Union City

Business, Food, Metro Area, South American August 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

The aroma and taste of the land of coffee has an enclave in Union City, New Jersey, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School in New Jersey in 2012. Students may soon have Korean food among their lunch choices.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Food for Lunch at NJ Schools?

East Asian, Food, Metro Area July 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Korean food may soon be among the lunch choices for some students in New Jersey schools, the Korea Times reports.

Mother and son co-owners of  Suzy’s Roti Parlour, Narvin and Suzy Seemungal (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

A Caribbean Restaurant Stays in the Family After a Chance Meeting

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Food July 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

When Narvin Seemungal and his mom Suzy looked to open a roti shop in Brooklyn, little did they know they would end up taking over a restaurant run by a long-lost cousin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Oko Farms (Photo via City Limits video)

Raising Fish and Plants in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Environment, Food July 19, 2016 at 4:31 pm

In a City Limits video, the owners of Oko Farms, an aquaponics farm in Bushwick, say they aim to make healthy food accessible and encourage young people of color to go into urban farming.

Chef-owner Sharmila Sherchan outside her restauarant (Photo via Nepalaya News)

In Jackson Heights, Chef Sharmila Shines

Food, Queens, South Asian, Women July 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Nepalaya News profiles Sharmila Sherchan, owner of the popular Nepalese restaurant Mustang Thakali Kitchen in Jackson Heights.

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

Food, Queens, Southeast Asian, Video July 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

SinoVision heads into the kitchen at PappaRich, a Malaysian chain restaurant that opened its second U.S. location this year.

Police officers and members of the mosque after the meal (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Ramadan Celebrated with Interfaith Iftars in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish, Muslim, Religion June 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The Forward, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Sheepshead Bites cover iftars in Brooklyn in which Jews and Christians joined Muslims to break the fast during the month of Ramadan.

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Cutting Durian in Chinatown

Asian, Food, Labor, Manhattan, Video June 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

SinoVision speaks to the first vendor in Chinatown to offer a durian-cutting service.

Robert Dec at his store, the Vine Box (Photo by Aleksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

A Unique Wine Store in a Changing Greenpoint

Polish immigrant Robert Dec got advice from the local Small Business Administration office, and an SBA-backed loan, to open his wine store, the Vine Box, in the changing neighborhood of Greenpoint.

Cheese arepas and vegetables at El Basurero, in Astoria. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Queens Offers the Best Menu for a Gastronomic Tour

Food, Latino, Queens June 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Demanding foodies with a penchant for Latino food will find dishes from every country in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.