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The Allure of Whole Foods   

The Allure of Whole Foods   

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | I wanted to not be moved. I wanted to have no feelings. But there, it had happened: Whole Foods Brooklyn excited me. “Take the orange juice taste test,” sang a man in the fruit and vegetables section, proffering tiny free samples of special Whole Foods orange juice. “What are the different categories?” […]

Sex and Park Slope’s New Italian    

Sex and Park Slope’s New Italian    

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | The waitress welcomed us as though she had been waiting all her life just to ply us with glasses of nerello mascalese and plates of pasta alla chitarra with tuna, chilies, and mint. That’s the kind of service I like. When you pay your hard-earned money to a restaurant, you should be […]

Noho’s Nordic Offering Left Me Cold     

Noho’s Nordic Offering Left Me Cold     

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | Karen’s orange fish roe tacos were delicious, but they were each the size of my pinky (which is smaller than most women’s). The two miniscule tacos came, strangely, on an enormous branch of pine, looking as though a Christmas tree had been torn from the woods and hacked up to add a […]

Sri Lanka By Way of Staten Island    

Sri Lanka By Way of Staten Island    

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | I like looking at the people of Staten Island. I especially like looking at people who are waiting with me to board the ferry, not chic — never chic — but beautiful. This man or woman with shaved sides of the head but long hair down their back, this woman fat with […]

An Asian Fusion Worth Its Chili    

An Asian Fusion Worth Its Chili    

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | As it came to our table, the tiny bowl of curry dip was preceded by its smell — a mix of coconut, warm spices like cinnamon, and a small amount of chili that literally turned my head, like a cartoon character following the aroma of pie. The curry dip accompanied our appetizer […]

An Egyptian Chef Whose Suggestions Bear Heeding

An Egyptian Chef Whose Suggestions Bear Heeding

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ| I was afraid of Astoria’s Kabob Café because of Yelp. I’m not proud of it, but I was. Several Yelpers had claimed there was “filth,” “cobwebs,” and even a roach spotted crawling on the unique Egyptian café’s art-laden walls. I try to be open-minded about restaurants, but I do draw the line at […]

Seafood

Seafood

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | Some gay men refer to women’s bodies as “fish” or “sushi,” and as a foodie, part of me is shocked they don’t mean it as a compliment. To me, sushi, in the form of naked, unadorned salmon, tuna, or shrimp surrounding vinegared rice and a dab of wasabi, is one of the […]

Berkeley’s Monument to the Food Revolution 

Berkeley’s Monument to the Food Revolution 

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | There’s a moment in Ruth Reichl’s memoir “Comfort Me With Apples” when she describes dining for the first time at Alice Waters’ Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse. There is “a forkful of silken veal in a sauce made of thick, sweet cream. ‘Try this, darling,’’ her German father tells her. “‘It tastes like […]

Healthy Respite in the West Village    

Healthy Respite in the West Village    

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | A “restaurant” originally meant a place where you go to be restored. The first use of the term was in 18th century Paris, where a man named Boulanger had a shop selling healthful broths (restaurants) that were supposed to restore a person’s sense of ease and vitality. Few moderately-priced eateries make […]

Queer Flavors in Windsor Terrace  

Queer Flavors in Windsor Terrace  

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | Any meats with the faintly louche name of “organ meats” are inherently queer. Think about it: “nice” people don’t eat offal — cuts of meat that come from far inside the body and are often chopped up to hide what they really are. Offal partakes of funk, and funkiness — closest to […]

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