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Nick Suarez and Theo Peck, the Kings of Cookoffs

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Nick Suarez and Theo Peck, cook-off royalty. [Photograph: Katie Quinn] It all started over charred pork belly and beer. Two cook-off rivals, Nick Suarez and Theo Peck, put their personal quests for culinary glory aside for one mission—to create... More

The Brooklyn Brunch Experiment at the Bell House

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Breakfast Cupcakes and Bloody Mary shooter, First Place winner of the Judges Awards at the Brooklyn Brunch Experiment. [Photographs: Reese Muntean] "Let's hear it for brunch!" said Nick Suarez to a room full of excited cooks and satisfied eaters,... More

Getting in Touch With My Roots at Brooklyn's Meatball Slapdown

New York Joe DiStefano 3 comments

[Photos: Joe DiStefano] Even though the majority of my time and energy is spent seeking out obscure dumpling stalls, taquerias, and pupuserias in obscure corners of our fair city, every now and then I feel the need to reconnect... More

Baconfest: An Ode to Pig Belly in Chicago

Daniel Zemans 2 comments

"If any attendees walked out of Baconfest disappointed, 100% of the blame falls on their defective palates." Inside-out pig in a blanket from David Burke's Primehouse. [Photographs: Daniel Zemans] You never know when inspiration is going to hit. For Michael Griggs and Andre Pluess, it came early this year after seeing the Neo-Futurists perform Beer, a puppet-filled musical about the visions of a ten-year-old boy who gets drunk after sneaking into a brewery. The play left Michael and Andre wondering what they loved as much as the playwright loved beer. Before long, they had their muse: Bacon. Once that realization hit, the wheels started turning and they decided to plan a huge tribute to bacon. Late that night, they called... More

Scenes from Slow Food's Rainy, Porky Grill-Off at Water Taxi Beach LIC

New York Joe DiStefano 1 comment

"Many teams centered their entries around pork belly." Theo Peck's entry: jerk pork belly with fava bean pesto. Given the popularity of cook-offs these days I knew it would take more than a little rain to dampen spirits of those... More

Meet and Eat: Jacqueline Beach, Another Risotto Challenge Champ

New York Erin Zimmer 2 comments

"I've been a serious eater my whole life, from the days of slugging back Handi-Snacks and Klondike bars as a kid..." Yesterday we told you about Noah Berland, the judge's pick for first place in last weekend's Risotto Challenge. But... More

Meet & Eat: Noah Berland, Risotto Challenge Champ

New York Erin Zimmer 2 comments

"There's really nothing that I won't eat when it is placed in front of me. That's how I ate raw horse." Last weekend, Noah Berland was a proud man when he won first place at the Risotto Challenge at Jimmy's... More

Winning Risotto Challenge Recipe

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Of the 14 entries competing for risotto glory on Saturday at the Risotto Challenge, Noah Berland’s seafood-studded “Sunset Shrimp” (#10) stole the show. Cook-off organizer Cathy Erway of Not Eating Out in New York recaps the event and hooks us... More

Yet Another Brooklyn Cook-off: The First Brooklyn Beer Experiment

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Earlier this week, it was Cupcake Cook-off time and as profiled in the New York Times this week, there are many other culinary competitions in Brooklyn all year long (the cupcake gets replaced with ramen, bacon, tofu, risotto, and apple... More

What I Learned from the Brooklyn Kitchen's 3rd Annual Cupcake Cookoff

New York Erin Zimmer 5 comments

After observing a swarm of people gather in Union Pool's backyard last night for Brooklyn Kitchen's Cupcake Cookoff, this is what I learned. First and foremost, the cupcake trend isn't over yet. Apparently. More

Sugar Rush: Brooklyn Kitchen Cupcake Cookoff

New York Zach Brooks Post a comment

Basil and chocolate cupcakes get the runner-up prize. On Monday, the Brooklyn Kitchen held its second annual Cupcake Cookoff at Union Pool in Williamsburg. With the irresistible bait of free homemade cupcakes, the place was packed with competing bakers,... More

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