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Behind the Scenes With Up Mountain Switchel in Brooklyn

Switchel, also known as switzel, swizzle, or Haymaker's Punch, refers to the apple cider vinegar, water, and ginger-based drink found throughout America and the Caribbean during the 17th century and beyond. Both Laura Ingalls-Wilder and Herman Melville were fans, the latter mentioning it in the story "I and My Chimney." Unlike a shrub, switchel is mostly been consumed as a stand-alone drink, not a cocktail or bubbly-water addition. And while the switchel dates back several hundred years, it's on the rise again in Brooklyn thanks to Ely Key and Garrett Riffle's Up Mountain Switchel. More

Farm to People Brings New York's Small Batch Foods to a National Audience

Many a food lover has visited a new place on vacation and fell in love with the local market. It's where we discover our new favorite maple syrup, try some cheese we've only read in magazines, or taste 15 kinds of apple at once. But what happens when you go back home and can't find those products anywhere? That's where Farm to People comes in. More

What to Expect at an Outstanding in the Field Farm Dinner

Before farm dinners were trendy, there was Outstanding in the Field. Founded in 1999 by artist Jim Denevan, the annual farm dinner experience is touring, via two trucks and a bus, over 80 farms across the US and Canada this summer and fall. At each stop, a new chef with an accompanying menu are the stars in what is akin to performing a one-night only pop-up restaurant with a mission to open the eyes of locals to their farming neighbors. More

Street Food Stories: Greek Souvlaki and Home Cooking at Uncle Gussy's in Midtown

The typical profile of a street cart vendor is of an immigrant looking to make it in the overwhelming world of New York City. The typical profile of a food truck vendor is middle to upper class American looking to test the market before opening a brick-and-mortar. The men behind one of Midtown's most popular food trucks, Uncle Gussy's, are neither of these. Instead, they're a mix of both. More

Video: Doughnuts and Coffee for Past and Present

@dropout & Mr. Boo, they "officially" don't open until 10am, but everybody in the neighborhood knows you can go inside earlier. It is more of "whatever you can get" scenario in the morning hours because they do run out between batches. I can personally attest to them baking until about early to mid afternoon, with around noon to 1pm being the best time selection-wise.

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