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Leah Bhabha
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Leah is a writer living and working in New York City. She currently freelances for various publications including Food & Wine Magazine, serves as the Media and Marketing Manager at Short Stack Editions and writes about music, travel and dining on her blog One Hungry Pickle.

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Strong (Sandwich) Island

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 3:29 PM

Last week, on a glorious not-too-hot summer day, Quentin and I took a trip out to the North shore of Long Island. The trip's purpose was for car servicing, but my real goal was a deli sandwich expedition with some downtime at the beach. After dropping off the car, we...

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Top 10 Tastes: Williamsburg Edition

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 11:59 AM

As the resident foodie in my group of friends, I'm often asked for restaurant recommendations. After I ask all the essential questions (price point, cuisine, location...), I can usually present a few good options to the resto requester. Now that I've lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for the last six months,...

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Top 5 Tastes: Peace Out Masala, Hello... Salad

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 4:43 PM

I fully admit it, I've been absent these past few weeks. After a lovely family holiday in India and some light Polar vortexing, I've been running around the city, hosting friends, catching up on work and visiting Washington and Los Angeles. Here are my first 5 fantastic bites of 2014:

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Top 5 Tastes: The Traveling Table

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 3:56 PM

It's travel time, and all I want is heavy, filling items that don't impact my physique in a swimsuit. Airplane hours and jetlag are hard enough, without having to worry about eating kale. Behold, 5 delicious things that warmed my soul and filled my tummy.

1. Tortilla...

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Top 5 Tastes: 'Tis the Beginning of the Chowdown Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 5:52 PM

'Tis officially the season to indulge, right? 'Tis also the season where I can keep saying "'tis" without sounding like a total moron, right? No? Fine. When the cold weather comes around, I select from my extensive selection of geriatric-inspired sweaters, drink to holiday cheer and consume more food than...

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Top 5 Tastes: Comfort in Many Forms

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 2:29 PM

The last two weeks have seen me working tirelessly on a project, thus replacing home cooked meals and cold-weather cocktails with café sandwiches, coffee and ungodly amounts of Seamless Web delivery. During crunch time, I worked from my parents' house in Cambridge, MA and enjoyed some very tasty meals there....

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Top 5 Tastes: Chewing on Some Hype

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 10:30 AM

Every eatery on this list has enjoyed a degree of hype: In DC, Little Serow has become a city-wide foodie pilgrimage, Open City guarantees a lengthy (but warranted) wait every weekend morning, and Mintwood Place gained immense notoriety after a visit from Mr. Prez. As New Yorkers, we are so...

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Top 4 Tastes: Blasphemy, Buckwheat, and Beef

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 5:09 PM

In this write-up, you'll notice that (shock and horror!) there are only four solitary tastes listed. No, I haven't temporarily lost control of my extremities (thereby inhibiting my counting skills)-- I've sort of been on lockdown. With work piling up and responsibility looming, I haven't been doing as much culinary...

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Top 5 Tastes: Classic Dishes and Micro Fishes

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 12:12 PM

Living in such a culinarily vibrant city allows me the opportunity to enjoy any food on a whim; from classic dishes which fortify and comfort like summer rolls or ham and cheese crepes to new and exciting (but no more delicious, necessarily) preparations like tomato tarte Tatin, a healthful naan...

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Top 5 Tastes: Getting Ready to MeAt Fall

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 5:00 PM

It's almost sort of close to feeling like fall, so naturally I'm chowing down on animal products of all kinds, whether in soup, sandwich or shell form. My jaunts to D.C. have been (and will continue to be) quite regular, and I'm loving the city's burgeoning hip food...

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Top 5 Tastes: I'm Back and I'm Breaking Bread in Hipsterville!

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 6:51 PM

I hope you've noticed I've been on hiatus. A two week trip to Kenya (!) coupled with the delights of moving to Williamsburg (have I become a cliché? Don't answer that) have left me with very little time to chow down and expound on culinary delights. After fantastic fresh seafood...

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Top 5 Tastes: Stone Fruit, Seafood and Everything in Between

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 2:00 PM

I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to eat at high class spots, hole in the wall joints, and everywhere in between on a regular basis (and to the immense detriment of my financial funds). This week I ran the gamut of eating locales, from a modest Philadelphia Cambodian...

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Top 5 Tastes: International and Carnivorous

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 9:06 AM

Living in New York, I often take for granted the wealth of international cuisines available to me on a daily basis. Last week, I indulged in offerings from many corners of the globe, from Mexico to France, China to Spain. My carnivorous carnal desire was sated, with duck, raw beef,...

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Top 5 Tastes: Encased Meats, Chicago Eats

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 1:11 PM

Spending my formative pre-high school years in Chicago, I've always had a strong connection to the city, and remain close with many dear friends still there. I try to visit frequently and am always well-fed when I do. While the city's haute dining scene is poppin' off at the moment,...

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Top 5 Tastes: Sunshine, Seafood and Scotch

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2013 | 1:11 AM

Summer is for adventures, seafood and sunshine, and I managed to accomplish all of these in one week (and one taste!) I managed some comfort food in Boston, from my dad's house cured salmon to pizza and pancakes. The summertime whiskey drink is an art oft left to the ubiquitous...

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Top 5 Tastes: Rainy Days and Juicy Chicken

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 6:38 PM

This week saw two instances of that oft flavorless item, chicken breast, prepared to fantastic perfection, four (!) fine dining experiences, and one gratis snack to round things out. Summertime in New York is a strange time, with the weekends rendering the city a barren wasteland, and the heat doing...

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Top 5 Tastes: Californian and Calorific

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 9:39 AM

A trip to Los Angeles a few years back solidified my decision to focus professionally on food, and each return voyage only strengthens this choice. The city's regional cuisine speaks to me time and again, (thanks Jonathan Gold), and the sense of discovery and variety is consistently inspirational....

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Top 5 Tastes: Fish Feasts & Asian Appetites

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 9:56 AM

This week seemed to be dominated by Asian foods (no surprise there) and fish spread-adorned carbohydrates. As evidenced below, my savory tooth often outweighs my sweet, and while a good cookie is hard to beat, a salty morsel will almost always prevail. I was lucky to share meals with family...

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Top 5 Tastes: Code Orange

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 2:42 PM

This week saw me embrace some simple pleasures here in New York and with my parents in Massachusetts. An active trend of delicious orange-colored items seemed to form, from saffron-hued sea urchin to vibrant carrots and buffalo shrimp. Sriracha spiked deli sandwiches tinted towards red, as did gnocchi Bolognese, but...

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Top 5 Tastes: Summer, Is That You?!

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Summer, that long awaited siren, is finally drawing near in New York, beckoning us with promises of steamy nights, al fresco lunches and iced beverages. Debbie Downer spring seems to be retreating, taking her crying fits of rain and confusing fashions with her. We're in the sweet spot, where the...

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