Restaurant review: the other naughty piglet based in theatre | Food | Life & Style

The theatre is owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  My first visit was in August 2017, when I had found the restaurant to be a lovely new addition to the already buzzing neighbourhood.  This second visit, however, not only did not disappoint, but in fact only increased my appreciation of this charming place, with its modern British cooking and concept of ‘sharing plates’. I was with my friend, Dimity Rubie, whom I have known and admired for many years, and between our animated conversation, we started with Devon crab (with peanut,…

A Fashion Designer’s Simple Mediterranean Fish Dish

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people, who aren’t professional chefs, to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. It all started with a trip to Puglia. This was maybe a decade ago, and Rosie Assoulin didn’t go herself. But her in-laws did, and they came back raving about a meal they’d eaten: a whole white fish, baked and served over crispy vegetables. So simple, so Italian. Assoulin,…

The Shape of Truffles: Square

Photo Boxes of Truffolettes range in cost from $20 to $69. Credit Sonny Figueroa/The New York Times Rounds of chocolate filled with ganache may well define the truffle, but not in the hands of Wendy-Dawn Wintcentsen. A ceramicist-turned-chocolatier, she’s a native of Trinidad now based in Brooklyn, where she fashions square bites layered with chocolate, other flavors, candied fruits and even flowers for some truly beautiful confections that would make a lovely gift for Mom. They look like a mosaic in the box: Truffolettes, $20 to $69 for assortments, truffolie.com.…

Taking a Mediterranean Market for a Test Drive

Photo Markato offers prepared food to go, including cheeses, charcuterie and smoked fish. Credit Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times Costas Spiliadis, the owner of the Estiatorio Milos restaurants, considers the handsome little Mediterranean food market he recently opened near his Midtown location to be just a warm-up. “It’s a trial run for the bigger market we’ll soon be opening in Hudson Yards,” he said. A U-shaped counter encircles the space, with stations for coffee and pastries; yogurt; prepared food to go, including gyros from vertical spits; cheeses; charcuterie;…

Chicken to Go in the West Village

Photo The chef Laurence Edelman with his spit roasted chicken. Credit Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times Unlike restaurants that seem to deliver just about anything, whether pizza or whole meals, Laurence Edelman, the chef and an owner of Left Bank, a West Village bistro, has created a dedicated service just for chicken to go. Called Poulet Sans Tête, or chicken without a head, it stars juicy, heritage-breed chicken from a specially built rotisserie, either whole, half or quartered. Rich chicken soup, a salad with chicken, and a chopped…

Wine Glasses With Style and Function

Photo Günter Seeger said he selected the glasses for their ability to aerate wine and in some cases enhance its aroma. Credit Daniel Krieger for The New York Times Some of the wine glasses that the chef and restaurateur Günter Seeger has selected for Günter Seeger NY, his elegant restaurant in the West Village, are showstoppers. The generous bowls curve upward as they meet the stem. Mr. Seeger said he selected them for their ability to aerate the wine and in some cases enhance its aroma, especially as with older…

Craft Distillers, Facing Lower Taxes, Invest in Themselves

But the tax cut is having its biggest impact with small craft distillers, most of which turn out less than 100,000 gallons a year and struggle to compete with larger companies. And it is evidence of their growing political clout as distilling becomes a significant source of jobs and tax revenue in every state. Photo Since the federal tax bill passed, New York Distilling Company has lowered the wholesale price for Perry’s Tot, its “Navy strength” gin. Credit Cole Wilson for The New York Times The backing for the move…

Hawaiian Food Is Flourishing … in Utah?

One of those fans is Vince Vernon, who sells commercial insurance and served his mission in Hawaii from 2000 to 2002. Mo’ Bettahs, he said, “took the environment in Hawaii — where everyone is happy to see you, where people are constantly feeding you, where there’s so much food that you cannot see the bottom of the table — and they brought that here.” At one point, Mr. Vernon said, he visited the restaurant every day for six weeks because it reminded him so strongly of his mission experience. “And…

‘Healthy’ yoghurts can contain all of children’s daily sugar intake | Food | Life & Style

Public Health Liverpool said its own analysis found that some yoghurts contain the equivalent of almost five sugar cubes. NHS guidelines say children aged between four and six should have no more than 19g or five cubes of free sugar (sugar not ‘locked in’ naturally to products) a day, while seven-to-10-year-olds should have no more than six cubes. Public Health Liverpool is to highlight its findings with a media campaign across health centres, dentists’ surgeries, children’s centres and hospitals over the coming months. It is also launching a roadshow tour…

Making Her Own Way, Nearly 100 Years Later

Ms. Reggie’s enterprises have caught the attention of the magazine Southern Living, which recently named her one of 30 Southern food women to watch. She also was mentioned in Garden & Gun magazine’s look at how to do New Orleans like a local. Before the market, Ms. Reggie helped create Cleaver and Company, a butcher shop, and the New Orleans branch of Good Eggs, the San Francisco organic food delivery company. She sold her interest in the butcher shop, which is now closed, and Good Eggs subsequently shut its operations…