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With the weather still semi-gloomy, we really need our comfort food. In other words, National Grilled Cheese Day couldn’t have come at a better time this year. The modern day American variety of melted cheese between bread we’ve come to love traces its roots back to the 1920s, when the meal began providing families with a quick, cheap, and nutritious snack. But it’s safe to say the beloved staple for children across the country has...
This is the time of year when people start taking comfort food seriously. There’s something about this that I’ve always felt a little suspect; I mean, I don’t know about you, but I’ve had plenty of summertime experiences that have made me crying out for comfort in any form, food or otherwise. And yet, it’s hard to deny that once the air starts to cool and the leaves have long since left their branches,...
Yep, it's still winter in New York. And, look, here's the thing: I am not one of those anti-winter in New York people. I actually quite like it here when it's cold and the air is bracing and it's practically a requirement to bundle up in lovely layers of clothes, and hunker down in warm rooms, preferably in front of a roaring fire, ideally with someone you love. I like to hunker! Winter is...
The French tend to lend an element of class to much of what they do, say, or above all, eat, which extends to their canon of cold weather comfort foods (whereas we’ve got meatloaf and mac and cheese, their culinary credits include coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon). And, just in time for winter, a brand new Greenpoint bistro, Le Fond, has added a soupçon of chic to the scattered offerings on Norman Avenue—which,...

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