Tag Archives: Food

Apples on Alexander

Other boroughs rely on trees growing within. In the Bronx, it’s an entire farmers market. Business was booming at the latest green oasis to have sprung up in the borough this past Sat., Jun. 14th...

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Sold on the sip, taken with the tannins
Vendido en sorbos

In 2010, when Benlly Polanco decided to open up Corcho Wine Room on the Dyckman strip, he was unsure of what would come of it. For one, the idea of starting an establishment dedicated primarily...
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Afire on the water
Encendido en el agua

Some dishes are enlivened by a fresh garnish, the flavor intensified by the texture or scent of a bit of this or a touch of that. How would...
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Getting green with the Machine

"People say that you can't farm in the South Bronx," said Stephen Ritz, a teacher and administrator at Hyde Leadership Charter School on Bryant Avenue. "They're wrong." And Ritz should know. Using a unique tower garden, he and his students are producing their own vegetables...

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Story with sizzle – y sazón
Historia con chisporroteo – y sazón

Nelson González used to watch as his mother made the family dinners. She’d start with garlic and onions. After sautéing the peppers, she’d add ham and fatback. She’d take a piece of bread...Time to mind the minder.
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Help at Urban Health
Ayuda en Urban Health

El viernes 25 de abril, Urban Health Plan celebrará la apertura de su nuevo centro de salud, el Pabellón Simpson. Ubicado en 1054 de la calle Simpson...
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Marcha goes Michelin
Marcha recibe un Michelin

Move to La Marcha. A Michelin recommendation is coveted by many restaurants, but bequeathed to a select few. But this past month, local eatery Marcha Cocina Bar, owned by four-man team Virgilio and Fredy de la Cruz, Marcelo Crespo and Jairo de la Paz, earned a nod from Michelin...
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Losing Weight the Healthy Way

If you resolved at the start of the year to lose weight, you are not alone. Each year, millions of people pledge to lose the weight they have gained over the winter or during the previous year as a way to get healthy and look better. The beginning of spring is an excellent time to review your progress and leaves plenty of time to make changes that can get you back on...

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The Price of a Poverty Stigma

El precio del estigma de la pobreza

El precio del estigma de la pobreza

There’s simply nothing more important than the health of our children and families. Recently, I was joined by a consortium of...
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The eternal summer (in a bowl)

The forecast is calling for another snow storm. It always is these days. More snow, slush, and ice. You’re likely to ruin another pair of boots or pants, or both. The trains will be late, and the buses packed. Why not give up now, pick up your favorite bobsled and make your way to...

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No nibbling needed
Para picar o nutrir

Olvídese de las hojuelas de maíz. El verdadero desayuno de los campeones son los chilaquiles. Si bien ambos alimentos se hacen con maíz...
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No nibbling needed

Forget the cornflakes. The real breakfast of champions is chilaquiles. While both foodstuffs are made with corn, the similarities end there. The base of chilaquiles is a full nest of tortilla chips, softened in a simmering bath of red or green sauce, or even a mole poblano, the traditional Mexican dark red or brown sauce.

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Smart Snacking for Super Bowl Sunday

Bocadillos inteligentes para el domingo de Super Bowl

Bocadillos inteligentes para el domingo de Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday seems like the perfect opportunity to overindulge in our favorite junk foods. But for those who suffer from digestive issues including heartburn...
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A snow day’s sipping
Bebidas para un día de nieve

¿Desafiando la nieve y disfrutando las maravillas del invierno? Una vez que estés listo para colgar tus guantes...
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A platter for all palates
Un platillo para todos los paladares

Esta es la temporada para divertirse, y cada fiesta necesita un platillo. En Inwood Gourmet, su fiesta y necesidades gastronómicas son atendidas gracias...
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A platter for all palates

‘Tis the season to party, and every party needs a platter. At Inwood Gourmet, your party and gastronomic needs are taken care of, thanks to owner Lauren Skoulatos-García, who has stocked up on barrels of cheese, olives, and pita bread, among many delights to entice the palate.

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A gift, and taste, of home
Un regalo, y el sabor de casa

If your preference in holiday drink does not involve a thick concoction poured out of a dusty round canister from the supermarket that your uncle...
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Fast food fury
Furia en la comida rápida

Ronald está en aprietos. El pasado jueves 5 de diciembre fue catalogado como el Día Nacional de Acción para los trabajadores de comida rápida...
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A warm meal, a helping hand

Una comida caliente, una mano amiga

Una comida caliente, una mano amiga

This Thanksgiving season will be a little brighter for some area residents, thanks to efforts from the Food Bank for New York City...
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Giving across generations
Dar a través de generaciones

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families’ after school program kicked off Thanksgiving a week early by organizing a special Thanksgiving...
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A Healthy Holiday
Días de fiesta saludables

We all know that the holidays are a time of overindulgence, quickly followed by an overwhelming sense of guilt. To bypass the guilt this year...
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A bountiful harvest in the Bronx

Una cosecha abundante en el Bronx

Una cosecha abundante en el Bronx

Hundreds of South Bronx residents lined up on Sat., Nov. 9th to receive free bags of fresh vegetables and fruit at the grand opening of a new...
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Savor the flavors
Saboree los sabores

It’s time again to savor—and favor—the Bronx. The Third Annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant week was launched this past Fri., Oct. 25 at Jake’s...
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Meal Ideas for the Week
Ideas de comidas para la semana

Aiming to provide a delicious and healthy meal on a daily basis is every parent’s conundrum. Of particular importance for many is that the meals...
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Bronx Food Pantries

Food Bank for New York City – Bronx 355 Food Center Dr. Bronx, NY 10474 (718) 991-3069 Caldwell Temple AME Zion Church Soup Kitchen 1288 Reverend James A. Polite Avenue Bronx, NY 10459 (718) 542-2933Narco Freedom 528 Morris Ave., 3rd Fl. Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 993-0490

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Makey gets a makeover
Makey se rehace

A large crowd had gathered in front of Makey Deli Grocery in Mott Haven. A group of drummers played on congas just outside the front door, lending....
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I Love the Bronx: El Sancochazo

Stone Soup is a folklore tale and at its heart lies the importance of cooperation. As the story goes, three travelers, carrying only a cooking pot...
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It’s all Greek
Es todo griego

Forget Rosetta Stone. Cancel the pricey cruise reservation to Mount Olympus. If you should be looking to pick up a new language via cultural...
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A la calle

If you are walking down 116th Street in El Barrio, you might not have noticed at first that you are hungry. But you will. Even if you’ve just finished a full meal, the chances are your appetite will stir again. All along the busy thoroughfare, as the sun warms the sidewalk, food street vendors...

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Monroe student earns gold at the ACF Northeast Regional

Student Gabriela Grande was the first ever culinary student from Monroe College to compete at the American Culinary Federation’s Northeast Regional Conference, held at the Turning Stone Hotel in Verona, NY.

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Making the case at Court Deli
El caso del Court Deli

There are a number of courtrooms in the South Bronx. Some are made available for civil litigation; others are used to determine questions of criminality.
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Talking the Bronx 03.13.13

On Sat., Mar. 16th and on Sun., Mar. 17th, La Finca Del Sur/South Bronx Farmers will host their “Waking up the Farm!”
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Patria, de cada día
Patria, de cada día

El aroma afilado se cierne. Inclino mi cabeza y acerco mi nariz. Me asomo por encima del borde de la pequeña taza blanca y me atrevo respirar...
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Nitín: A sweet classic

Got a sweet tooth? The best cure in town is Nitín Bakery. In fact, it is the best cure in two towns. The first Nitín Bakery was founded decades ago in Santo Domingo. “I’d say 45 or 50 years ago,” projected Atilano Blandino...

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The New York beverage ban is over-regulation at its worst
La prohibición de bebidas de Nueva York: Sobre-regulación de la peor clase

Back in September, the NYC Board of Health rubber-stamped Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial ban on the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces.
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To the last drop: el sancocho vegano

Hasta la última gota: el sancocho vegetariano

Hasta la última gota: el sancocho vegetariano

Quinoa, asparagus, brussel sprouts, curry sauce. And sancocho, the classic meat-based stew of many a Latin Caribbean home. Any sense of what these might all...
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