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Pizza At Lea In Ditmas Park

Another trip to Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park, this time for pizza at Lea. I’d walked past Lea a number of times but never been, and I was looking forward to it. The sauce and the cheese were good, but … Continue reading

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Cafe Kashkar Serves Uyghur Food In Brighton Beach

Thankfully there was a map on my table at Cafe Kashkar, indicating where the Uyghur people live. It’s the western-most end of China, where China borders several Central Asian countries, just south of Russia. That explains, in part, why Cafe … Continue reading

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Vegan Sandwiches By Monk’s Meats

I enjoyed the Vegan Shop-Up the last time I went — but recently I realized it was more than two years ago. It was high time for a revisit, so I went both in August and in October to see … Continue reading

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Eggs Baked In Delicata Squash

Sometimes I get ideas to make a dish and I don’t know where the idea came from. In this case, I remember exactly how I got the idea. On my friend Chitra’s Instagram she posted a photo of delicata squash … Continue reading

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Exploring The Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi Restaurants Of Coney Island Avenue

It started innocently enough. Someone emailed me and asked if I had any recommendations for Indian food here in Brooklyn. When I thought about it, I realized I didn’t have any recommendations. I know a couple of mediocre places here, … Continue reading

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Kimchee Market In Greenpoint

Greenpoint is a traditionally Polish neighborhood, but of course here in Brooklyn (and all of NYC) everything changes. Over the past few years there have been lots of different, non-Polish, restaurants opening there — for better or for worse. One … Continue reading

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Homemade Chile Paste

About a month ago at one of my local farmer’s markets I did a double-take. Next to some fresh herbs I spotted something I hadn’t seen before at the market — lemon grass. Apparently it can be grown here in … Continue reading

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