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Pickling and fermenting. For all the Brooklyn stereotypes, in the right setting, these can still be rather impressive ways of preparing food. Though two chefs who spoke at Taste Talks Brooklyn on Saturday developed many of their techniques in a lab, they were not there to wow the audience with fussy food prep. Will Horowitz, owner of Ducks Eatery and Harry & Ida's, and his friend Jaime Young, chef and co-owner of Sunday in Brooklyn, have much loftier...
Maybe we Americans have the wrong idea about barbecues, and September, not July, is the ideal time for outdoor grilling. At least that's what it felt like during the Taste Talks All-Star Cookout on Sunday, in Williamsburg's East River State Park. With little humidity and temperatures barely passing 70, the fires burning at 12 different food stations didn't make chefs wilt before our eyes. Plus, the smells wafting out at guests were 100 percent...
When Dana Cowin sat down with Dan Barber for a "Fireside Chat" at Taste Talks Brooklyn—a sister festival to both Northside Festival and Brooklyn Magazine—on Saturday, she acknowledged that a talk about the chef's work to make food more sustainable and less wasteful food have been too dark. Instead, the former Food & Wine editor declared that she would push the Blue Hill chef toward the sunshine—and he was more than happy to oblige. "Environmentalism asks...
Maybe you've seen a Dog Parker around your Brooklyn neighborhood. Maybe you laughed, pointed, compared it to a cryogenic chamber. Then, the next time you were out with your dog and wanted to pop inside a cafe to escape the summer heat, you thought, “Oh, damn. That is a good idea.” Brooklyn "dog mom" Chelsea Brownridge was solving more than one obvious problem when she came up with Dog Parker. Dog owners want to take...

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