New York Food Trends Head (Middle) East; The City's Secret Dishes
The dangers of hot dogs lie not only in their nutritional value (or lack thereof). They also cause some 17 percent of all food-related asphyxiations. The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to see foods such as hot dogs redesigned to make them less easy for children to choke on.
The nation's high unemployment rate has taken its toll on breakfast. Fast food chains that open early to accommodate workers have seen a dip in sales since fewer people have jobs.
A U.K. peanut allergy study is the largest so far, and involves giving sufferers age 17 and under tiny amounts of peanut flour daily in order to build up a tolerance.
New York food trends are going east -- to the Middle East, that is. Magnolia cupcakes, Shake Shack, and Tasti D-lite will all hit the United Arab Emirates soon.
Kim Ima, of the Treats Truck, lives in a West Village apartment she bought for $150,000 back in 1996, which is also where her business was born.
The new K! Pizzacone shop in midtown, specializing in cone-shaped pizza, was inspired by similar concepts in Portugal, Brazil, and Italy. It opens today.
[NY Daily News]
An East Village man hopes to use his collection of thousands of pre-modern cooking tools from the stone age until about 1950 to establish The Museum of the Hearth and Kitchen.
[Wall Street Journal]
Research shows that keeping weight off after you've lost it is so difficult because, among other things, hormone shifts increase the emotional response to food.
A roundup of secret dishes on New York menus includes the Egg dessert at Le Bernardin, the Rib Eye at Nobu, and the Milkshake at Quality Meats.