The book tells the history of the restaurant and profiles many of the people who work here. The stories inspire. Really, this book is a drug --- it gets you high and makes you dream. Yes, but can you cook from it?
It's summertime and everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather. What's easier than gathering friends and family for a backyard BBQ? From Memorial Day to Labor Day, grilling is a hallowed summer tradition.
I've been around the New York restaurant scene for more than 30 years and few names come up with as much respect and affection as that of Floyd Cardoz. I couldn't believe I never met him until I went to North End Grill a few days ago to celebrate the birthday of a great friend.
For decades in New York, Indian food traditionally has been burdened with a reputation for being "cheap and cheery," and its restaurants are largely confined to pockets of "curry ghettos" around the city.
It was a good night for New York and a good night for women in food. A New York girl attending my first James Beard Awards, I couldn't have been happier about the winners. Here, a quick recap of the night's events.