The Kitchen Island at Brooklyn Belly, hosted by Chef Sung K. Kim

As Brooklynites, we rarely visit Flushing, Queens because of its distance. Queens is known for its authentic, ethnic cuisines mostly from Greece, China, Thailand and India. When we heard of an upcoming SoupNextDoor.com’s dinner inspired by Chinatown in Flushing, Queens, we signed up. After all, the dinner date was a few days before the Chinese New Year. Read more

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Habari Gani? I just launched KwanzaaCulinarians.com with Bren Herrera of FlanboyantEats.com, Chrystal of DuoDishes.com, Courtney of Coco-Cooks.com, Lisa of Anali’s First Amendment and more food bloggers. The site features chefs, food activists, businesses and organizations of African descent collaborating together to share recipes and stories celebrating Kwanzaa. Read more

Appetizing Thoughts: Demystifying Olive Oil

Olives growing on a tree.

We’re curious and thirsty for olive oil. Thirsty not just for using it in our favorite recipes, but learning more about it. Bill Sanders, an olive oil evangelist at Crush+Press, initially appears to have successfully reached his goal on Kickstarter to start a private label selling quality olive oil in the United States at competitive prices. However, the amount raised is based on a shoestring budget. Ideally, he needs to raise a total of $25-30k. In the following interview, Sanders demystifies olive oil and explains his quest for offering authentic olive oil at affordable prices. Read more

Pistachio flavored Donuts at Donut Plant.
Pistachio flavored Donuts at Donut Plant.

Nicole Taylor of Hot Grease, an online radio show at HeritageRadioNetwork.com, organized a “Donut Crawl” on Saturday, March 19th, 2011. The event started at Dough on 305 Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn. I’ve had their hibiscus donuts, and they are quite delicious. Read more