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Photography by Nicole Fara Silver Top Chef and Taste Talks alum Dale Talde is known for many things, but sugar coating his opinions isn’t one of them. When I mention I’ve been seeing a bunch of recent press coverage predicting Filipino food will be the next hot thing, he responds emphatically. “To me that’s bullshit,” he retorts, “I don’t give a shit if Filipino is the next thing. I’m not flying the flag. Our culture’s...
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...
One day in 2009, Rachel Coleman was sitting in a hotel conference room in Manhattan with two companions: a friend, Theresa Smith, and a bowl of cottage cheese mixed with pasta—her own version of macaroni and cheese. She was there for hours and hours, patiently waiting. Coleman was 24 years old, had her black hair cut into a shaggy bob, wore big rose-framed glasses, and was living in Bushwick. She’d brought the food, based...
On the heels of announcing who we find to be the 50 most influential people in Brooklyn food (maybe you feel differently than us? that's ok! it really is), we spoke with 5 of the 50 about their experiences in the Brooklyn food and drink scene: what's been easy, what's been difficult, and what makes it all worthwhile. Kerry Diamond: Cherry Bombe Pre-Cherry Bombe, you were best known as a restaurant owner, beauty editor and PR...

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