Tag Archives: The Grub Street Diet

Phil Rosenthal Gets Access to a Secret Cheeseburger Pop-up

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For years, Phil Rosenthal worked behind the scenes in television (he created Everybody Loves Raymond), and his passion for eating was a mere hobby. Then in 2015, he premiered a food-travel show with PBS, I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, and now he’s made the jump to Netflix. Somebody Feed …

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Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman Knows Drinks Taste Better After the Kids Are in Bed

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“When you write about cooking and create recipes for a living, people understandably assume you cook all day, every day, and delight in every moment of it,” says Deb Perelman, the creator of Smitten Kitchen — a food blog that turned into two best-selling cookbooks. This …

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Chef J.J. Johnson Starts His Day With Eggnog Waffles

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It’s been an eventful year for chef J.J. Johnson: He left his post as the executive chef of Minton’s, became a new father to twins, and wrote his first book. Recently, he’s been cooking at Chefs Club — a long-term residency that ends on December …

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Artist Mari Andrew Soothes a Hurting Heart With Negronis and Chocolate Pretzels

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This year, writer, illustrator, and Instagram phenom Mari Andrew moved to New York and made a full-time commitment to her art (her debut book, Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood, comes out in March). She says the transition has been “blissful,” partly …

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Jenna Wortham Doesn’t Regret Paying $5 for a Giant Kit Kat

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Jenna Wortham is one of the country’s most insightful and engaging writers. She’s written for every publication from Wired to the Awl to Vogue to The New York Times Magazine, where she’s a staff writer and co-host of the podcast Still Processing with Wesley Morris. While Wortham often covers …

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‘Pizza Is Life’ for Writer Stephen Satterfield

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After building a career as a food writer and media producer at Food52, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Civil Eats, Stephen Satterfield this year launched a print magazine, Whetstone, that explores the origins of ingredients. This week, while putting the finishing touches on the second issue, Satterfield …

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Helen Hollyman Eats DIY Nachos While Making Friendship Bracelets

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Helen Hollyman, the editor-in-chief of Vice’s Munchies and the author of the site’s new cookbook, calls New York home, but she’s a Texan, first and foremost. “Austin is the best place,” she says. “It’s very accurate to how Dazed and Confused is — there’s nothing going …

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Chef Reem Assil Combines ‘California Hippie’ With Palestinian Cuisine

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A mere five months ago in Oakland, Reem Assil opened Reem’s, a small Arab bakery that’s an extension of her farmer’s-market stand, specializing in mana’eesh (griddled flatbread). Quickly, it made a lot of noise on a national level, becoming a political lightning rod because of a controversial mural. This …

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Wine Writer Bianca Bosker Wants to Go All Out With Dom Pérignon and J.G. Melon Burgers

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Through her best-selling book Cork Dork, journalist Bianca Bosker studied the world of wine, turning herself from an amateur drinker into a certified sommelier. In her day-to-day life, she takes a high-low approach to her drinking, opting for leftover Mondeuse Noire at home and 1996 Château d’Yquem …

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Writer Howie Kahn Is Fascinated by the Grill

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James Beard winner Howie Kahn often covers food — he’s a contributing editor for WSJ. magazinebut this week he spent most of his time thinking about shoes. Specifically, Sneakers, the new book he co-authored with Rodrigo Corral and Alex French. When he wasn’t promoting it, …

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Cookbook Author Alison Roman Stops for Predinner Dumplings

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If you’ve ever cooked a recipe from Bon Appétit, it’s likely that Alison Roman created it. This week, the food writer and recipe developer — whose work also regularly appears in the New York Times — released her first book, Dining In. To celebrate, she feasted …

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Homer Murray Has Very Strong Feelings About Peanut M&Ms

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One year ago, restaurateur Homer Murray and his business partners opened the restaurant 21 Greenpoint with one of the biggest parties of the year. Murray has spent years in restaurants, first at his family’s Murray Bros. Caddyshack in South Carolina and later at Roebling Tea Room. This week, he …

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Tequila CEO Bertha González Nieves Knows Where to Get Great Salsa

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As the co-founder and CEO of Casa Dragones tequila, Bertha González Nieves spends much of her day drinking on the job. “Does it sound like I’m drinking all day long?” she jokes. “I try to limit it.” She makes sure to balance it out with hearty meals, and this …

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Chef Gavin Kaysen Returns to New York to Eat 3 Dinners in One Night

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Gavin Kaysen made a name for himself in New York, cooking for seven years at Café Boulud, before he left to move back to Minneapolis, his hometown, to open Spoon and Stable. He now owns two restaurants in the city, having opened Bellecour in March, which …

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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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