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Allegra Ben-Amotz

Allegra Ben-Amotz

Writer, editor, amateur chef, proficient eater. In my spare time, I enjoy wandering the aisles of Asian grocery stores and tweeting @allgoodnews.

  • Location: New York

Michael Psilakis' Guide to Greek Food and Ingredients in New York City

You could call Michael Psilakis one of New York's ambassadors of Greek cuisine. As the son of a first generation traditional Greek family on Long Island, Psilakis learned to roast whole lambs on a spit at a young age, and these days is busy maintaining his restaurants in the city and surrounding area. After the jump: his guide to the best Greek shopping and eating in the city. More

Larry Reutens' Guide to Singaporean and Malaysian Food and Ingredients in NYC

Manhattan can call Larry Reutens one of Singapore's culinary ambassadors to the city. Masak is one of very restaurants in New York that serves Reutens' native food, but it's not Singaporean the way his grandmother made it. "When I cook, I try to marry those traditional flavors with what I can find here at the farmers market or whatever is in season, rather than trying to replicate them entirely." Reutens shared his favorite shopping spots with us, along with some restaurants that offer a taste of home. More

Burger City Guides: Hugh Acheson's Favorite Burgers in Athens, GA

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Hugh Acheson has made a name for himself as a true American chef. He went straight for the heart—and gullet—of our country's food scene: the South. The Top Chef judge has won two James Beard awards, one for his cookbook A New Turn in the South, and one for Best Chef Southeast, and he is the chef/partner of the Athens, Georgia, restaurants Five and Ten and The National, as well as the Atlanta restaurant Empire State South. Here are four of his favorite burgers in his hometown of Athens. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Chris Bradley's Gowanus

Chris Bradley, the executive chef of Danny Meyer's latest restaurant inside the Whitney Museum of Art Untitled, is something of a pioneer: he's lived in Gowanus, the neighborhood bordering Park Slope and Caroll Gardens, for the past four years. His commute to work isn't speedy, but it's worth it to live in a place that he thinks is going to make it big in the next year. "It's one of those frontier lands where rent is still cheap," he says. "The young and the hungry will come." More

Hooni Kim's Guide to Korean Food and Ingredients in NYC and New Jersey

@HungryDan and @sparemethecensor: thanks for your kind words, and for catching those errors! Now fixed.

Where to Drink Coffee in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Don't forget Glass Shop!

Easy Kale Quiche

@Kenji - could you use an 8-in cake pan?

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