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For Pooja Bavishi, entrepreneurship runs in the family. Her father is an independent businessman in the textile industry, and her mother has worked alongside him for as long as Bavishi can remember. Making the the jump from undergrad studies in North Carolina, to fair housing and social enterprise work in DC, to business school in Manhattan, to making and selling ice cream in Brooklyn may not be a small feat—but Bavishi is pulling it...
While many of us were reeling in the wake of Trump’s election, Liz Alpern decided to take action. “I realized,” she said, “when you don’t know what to do, do what you know how to do.” So Alpern, who recently co-wrote The Gefilte Manifesto, a cookbook filled with the revamped traditional Jewish recipes she serves through her company The Gefilteria, got cooking. She created Queer Soup Night, a monthly fundraiser run out of Pel’s Pies...
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...

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