nora on 07/04/2014
Chiles en Nogada

Edible History: Chiles en Nogada

The other night I was having dinner with my boyfriend at the wonderful Mexican restaurant Mesa Coyoacán in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My boyfriend is the only other person I know who is as obsessed with Mexican culture and Mexican food as I am. We could talk about the history of urban planning (or lack thereof) in […]

Kate on 11/22/2013
Pumpkin pie history | Abbott & West Productions

Edible History: Pumpkin Pie

When Americans (of both the US and Canada) think of the most American holiday, Thanksgiving, we don’t just think of family, friends, and all the things we’re grateful for. We also think of the meal, with its staples like roast turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, apple pie and pumpkin pie. The part […]

nora on 08/20/2013

Edible History: Mujadara

One of my favorite simple, yet fragrant and tasty, mid-week dinner recipes is mujadara. I first became acquainted with the dish during my eight years as a vegetarian. I was not the lazy type who figured tofu and boca burgers would feed my need for protein. I was the inventive herbivore sleuth always searching for […]

nora on 07/09/2013

Edible History: Cuban Mojitos

Now that summertime is upon us, I’m dreaming about the beach, nighttime bike rides, and refreshing mixed drinks. While I do love knocking back beers in backyard gardens in Brooklyn, one of my favorite refreshing summer drinks is the mojito (best served icy cold on a sunny rooftop in Bushwick, in my humble opinion). Since […]

Ashley Kantor on 03/11/2013

Edible History: My Jewish Heritage, Jellified

Though I grew up eating foods of varying textures from various animal parts — like chopped liver, gefilte fish, and the (very) occasional bite of beef tongue — there were three dishes that I never touched. I wasn’t interested in the chicken necks that my family fought over from the pot of chicken soup, for […]

Matthew on 01/15/2013

Edible History: Za’atar wa Zeit

So rarely do journeys that delve deep into the subject of cultural authenticity start with a mall in the middle of the desert. But, with a free evening to myself during a 2012 business trip in Riyadh, I decided to stroll around the most authentic market the Arab capital has to offer tourists: the Faisaliah […]

nora on 12/19/2012
Turkish Delight

Edible History: The Delight of a Turkish Delicacy

Like many young children, I was first introduced to the magical confection called Turkish Delight through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the inaugural book of the beloved 1940s series The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. In the novel, four siblings are sent to the English countryside for protection during WWII. During their […]