Tag Archives: The Grub Street Diet

Cosmopolitan Editor Michele Promaulayko Dines at Lilia, Il Buco, and the Office

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Since taking the helm of Cosmopolitan almost exactly one year ago, Michele Promaulayko’s days have been “kind of crazy.” As the former editor-in-chief of Women’s Health and Yahoo Health, Promaulayko believes in the power of kombucha and adaptogens and punishing exercise classes, but she lets her guard down …

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Actress Aya Cash Eats French-Toast Sticks and Taco Bell on Set

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Aya Cash films You’re the Worst in Los Angeles, but she considers New York her home. “I learned to like L.A. by eating my way through Jonathan Gold’s recommendations — from Jitlada to Jon & Vinny’s,” she says. This week, she bounced back and forth between L.A. and …

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For Adam Gopnik, Breakfast Is the Most Fraught Meal of the Day

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Though Adam Gopnik covers a wide range of topics as a staff writer for The New Yorker, an appreciation of food is essential to his work. This week, he debuted his latest book, At the Strangers’ GateArrivals in New York, about his life in the city in …

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SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan Makes Pancakes on Sunday No Matter What

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As the CEO of SoulCycle, Melanie Whelan obviously spends a lot of time on a bike, which she balances with apple pie, burrata, and olive-oil cake. “I love the experience and purpose of gathering everyone in the kitchen, or around the barbecue outside,” she says. “My kids like to …

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Jewelry Designer Jennifer Fisher Loves a Big Breakfast

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“I want to be the Paul Newman of the fashion world,” jokes Jennifer Fisher the jewelry designer — Barneys and Net-a-Porter carry her architectural pieces — who’s now set on conquering the condiment industry. Fisher, a skilled home cook, started making her own seasoned salts and gifting them …

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First We Feast’s Chris Schonberger Learns Proper Popover Etiquette

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As the founder and editor-in-chief of Complex Network’s First We Feast, Chris Schonberger’s work involves coordinating Kanye West–themed ice-cream weeks and producing the show Hot Ones, where a celebrity guest has to eat progressively spicier wings while answering questions. (The new season recently premiered, and includes guests Cara …

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Ample Hills’ Founders Jackie Cuscuna and Brian Smith Hit the Tiki Bar at Disneyland

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A weeklong series dedicated to exploring everything that’s happening in the world of ice cream right now.

Since opening the first Ample Hills Creamery in 2011, Jackie Cuscuna and Brian Smith have built something of an ice-cream empire. With eight locations already in place, plus a ninth on the …

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Author Alissa Nutting Prefers Two Hot Dogs on One Bun

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If there’s such a thing as the “book of the summer,” Made for Love by Alissa Nutting is a strong contender. The futuristic novel — which involves lifelike sex dolls, a terrifying tech billionaire, and romantic attachments to dolphins — has earned rave reviews. (Really, you’ve got to read …

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CAP Beauty’s Kerrilynn Pamer Makes Coconut Ceviche and Endless Matcha

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Almost any discussion of what wellness means in 2017 includes a nod to CAP Beauty: first a web store, and now a brick-and-mortar New York shop and spa that takes an inside-out approach to natural beauty. In addition to cosmetics, CAP has helped popularize exotic superfoods, tonics, and …

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Ty Burrell Will Fight a Chipmunk for Cajun Cheese

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Actor Ty Burrell is famous for playing Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (the king of dad jokes), but he’s also, surprisingly, a restaurateur. Burrell co-owns three places in Salt Lake City, where he’s lived for the past decade: Bar X, a historic cocktail bar that Burrell and his family …

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Billions Creator Brian Koppelman Eats Babbo for Lunch, the NoMad for Dinner

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If you judge someone by the company they keep, you’d assume Brian Koppelman works in food — he’s pals with Mario Batali, David Chang, and Danny Meyer, all of whom cooked for him this week. But Koppelman is actually in the entertainment business, best known for writing Rounders and Ocean’s …

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Eric Wareheim Wants His Chicken Double-Fried

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Long before Eric Wareheim had a scene-stealing role on Master of None, he performed comedy with Tim Heidecker, and this month, they kick off the Tim and Eric 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour (and in September, their horror show Bedtime Stories premieres on Adult Swim). Wareheim, like his fellow Master of …

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Entrepreneur Hawa Hassan Loves Pão de Queijo and Doro Wat

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When Hawa Hassan couldn’t find the sauces from her home country of Somalia in the States, she made them herself. Now, she’s the creator and CEO of Basbaas Sauce, a line of condiments that so far includes tamarind-date sauce and coconut-cilantro chutney. (She’s also involved in fundraising efforts for …

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Media Maven Hillary Kerr Feasts on Red Sauce in L.A.

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As the co-founder of Clique Media Group — the parent company behind Who What Wear, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Obsessee, and College Fashionista — Hillary Kerr has been on a mission to democratize and modernize the fashion industry since starting her company in 2006. (She just launched a …

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Novelist Emma Straub Treats Doughnuts Like Appetizers

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Only six weeks have passed since Emma Straub — the author of Modern Lovers, The Vacationers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and Other People We Married — opened Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Carroll Gardens. Her eating, as a result, is slightly more erratic …

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Drew Barrymore’s Friday Night Out Includes Dark ‘N’ Stormys and Joe’s Pizza

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Drew Barrymore has come a long way since E.T. — obviously, you know all about her acting work (Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, The Wedding Singer, and Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet, to name a few highlights), but she’s also an entrepreneur. Barrymore has her own eponymous line of …

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Designer Christian Siriano Pairs Lobster With a Pimm’s Cup

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Fashion designer Christian Siriano became a household name after winning Project Runway, and he’s gone on to build a successful eponymous label — earning recognition for creating dresses for women of varying ages, sizes, and statures. He also just collaborated on a wine with Ecco Domani: …

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Actress June Diane Raphael Treats Herself to Room-Service Chocolate-Lava Cake

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June Diane Raphael is a modern-day triple threat: screenwriter (Bride Wars), actress (most recently, Netflix’s Grace and Frankie), and podcast host (How Did This Get Made? with Jason Mantzoukas and her husband, Paul Scheer). She’s also the mother of two children under the age of 3, which explains …

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Master of None Co-creator Alan Yang Tackles the Insanity of ‘Lobster Mountain’

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Last week, the second season of Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari’s hit Netflix show, Master of None, premiered, with an even stronger focus on food than the first. It’s no surprise, then, that Yang lives to eat. As he warns, last week’s dining schedule was even more intense …

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Salad for President’s Julia Sherman Hauls Citrus and Avocados Back From Los Angeles

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Artist Julia Sherman first turned her love of greens into a blog, Salad for President, and as of next week, her recipes (along with interviews with creative professionals like Laurie Anderson and Alice Waters) will be available in her debut cookbook. Sherman, who also works as …

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Restaurateur Vicki Freeman Can’t Resist Espresso Gelato

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As the owner of a small New York City food empire — Cookshop, Hundred Acres, Vic’s, and Rosie’s — Vicki Freeman spends much of the time at her own businesses, doing quality control with her chef-husband, Marc Meyer. (Freeman first met Meyer …

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Cookbook Author Samin Nosrat Celebrates With Champagne and Babybels

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After spending years cooking at Chez Panisse, and famously teaching Michael Pollan how to master techniques, chef and writer Samin Nosrat’s debut cookbook — Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking — came out this week. She traveled from …

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Author Stephanie Danler Drinks Butterbeer, Manzanilla Sherry, and Lots of Campari

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Since Sweetbitter was published last May, it has gone on to become a best seller. It’s one of the few books to truly capture the frenetic experience of working in the restaurant industry (the protagonist is a server at a place that bears a close resemblance to the …

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Cooking-School Pro Alison Cayne Adds Ketchup to Passover Brisket

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Five years ago, Alison Cayne opened Haven’s Kitchen in New York — a recreational cooking school for busy New Yorkers who never quite mastered skills like pie basics and easy weeknight meals. It transformed into a community space, with an on-site café and event …

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Chef and Restaurateur Barbara Lynch Averages Two Breakfasts a Day

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Barbara Lynch is one of the most successful restaurateurs in the country: She owns seven businesses in Boston, and in 2014, won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur. To add to her accomplishments, she’ll publish her first memoir on April 11: Out of Line: A …

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