RECIPE: Red Lentil Soup, Other Greek Yogurt Delights & Aleppo Pepper

Red lentil soup is golden and glorious. Photo by Marcus Nilsson | Chobani.   What do you do after your start-up Greek-style yogurt brand becomes the number one brand in the country? You continue to share your love of your homeland’s foods by opening a café. Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya moved to New…
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BAKERY CAFE: Pomme Palais At The Palace Hotel

This meringue snowman is hollow: Fill it with ice cream, sorbet or mousse. Photo courtesy Pomme Palais.   For New Yorkers and visitors to town, there’s a new attraction a block and a half from Rockefeller Center: Pomme Palais, Michel Richard’s bakery cafe in the Palace Hotel. It’s at 30 East 51st Street between Madison…
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RESTAURANT: Empire Room At The Empire State Building

It could be a 1930s movie set. Photo courtesy Empire Room | NYC.   Soaring more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan, the Empire State Building is an Art Deco masterpiece and perhaps the world’s most famous office building. On May 1, 1931, President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in…
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NEWS: Americans Making Better-For-You Food Choices At Restaurants

We met our brother for lunch this weekend at California Pizza Kitchen. As we both ordered from what we considered to be the “better-for-you” salad menu, Brother, an attorney, looked at the small print. “Yikes,” he said, “My Cobb Salad has 941 calories. I thought salads were supposed to be low-calorie!” Well, er, not when…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Most Romantic Restaurants

A romantic table at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley. Going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day? OpenTable.com has compiled a list of the nation’s most romantic restaurants as judged by users of the online reservations service. OpenTable analyzed more than 4 million reviews from last year to build the list of 50 restaurants from…
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