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How the New York City Meatball Helped Build Italian-American Cuisine

The iconic red sauce meatball—one of the foundational foods of Italian cuisine in the U.S.—has more to do with the New World than Naples. Its development, and its influence on what Italian-American cuisine would become in the U.S., is inextricably tied to New York City. This is the city where Italian-American became American, and where the meatball as we know it began. More

Grilling: MOINK Balls

If you're a barbecue blog reader, chances are you've already encountered the MOINK ball—a food concoction attributed to Larry Gaian of Embers and Flame that consists of a frozen beef meatball wrapped in bacon and then grilled or smoked (seasoning the MOINK with a rub and finishing with a brushing of sauce is common, but not required). We held onto the MOINK's inherent simplicity and took it up a notch with this homemade mix. More

MOINK Balls

The simplicity of the MOINK ball—an all-beef meatball wrapped in bacon and grilled or smoked—is part of the attraction. Here, we take it up a notch with our very own homemade mix. More

Video: Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

After our recent trip to Morocco, one ingredient that really stuck with me was cumin. I haven't always been a huge fan of the spice, but in Morocco it arrives un-toasted and in large quantities. I was shocked to see how much was used on the lamb meatballs served on the street. But as soon as I took a taste, I was converted. More

A Sandwich a Day: Ukrainian Meatball Hero at Veselka

The Ukrainian Meatball Hero is one of the four signature sandwiches at Veselka, and for good reason. That's not a classic baguette you're looking at—it's challah (for real!) rolled into the shape of a baguette, then baked and split open. The soft, eggy loaf is topped with four sizable meatballs, a scattering of sauerkraut and, the final touch, a generous ladle of mushroom gravy. More

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