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18 Jul

“Abu’s Homestyle” in B’klyn, Where the Bean Pie Is King

For customers, the pie is as much about history as it is about flavor. In the 1930s, the Nation of Islam founder, Elijah Muhammad, urged his followers to eat the navy bean. Credit: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times (I've been going here since they opened! Their pecan pie is also sick.) by Sam Kestenbaum | NY Times Toobaa Hinson, right, and her twin brother, Mueahhid, surveying the goods at Abu’s Homestyle Bakery in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Credit: Chang W. Lee/The New York...
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12 Jul

The B-52s’ Lost Recipe For Sweet Potato Cornbread

by Dangerous Minds Some principles are non-negotiable. I like talking to people whose views on religion, politics, food, the environment, hairdos and footwear differ from my own. But I stand firmly behind Dangerous Minds’ “zero tolerance” policy for anyone who doesn’t like the B-52s. Those jerks can wash down a plate of boiled shoe leather with a cold glass of splinters. The rest of us will be borne aloft on the angelic sounds of Ricky Wilson’s guitar and the subtle flavors...
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2 Jul

“Woke Foods”: 1st Dominican Vegan Food Business in NYC

by Katherine Hernandez | Medium With Anthony Santos’ bachata mix playing on her iPhone, 26-year-old Dominican Chef Ysanet Batista sways her hips back and forth as she stirs vegetables in a caldero. The freshly washed produce sizzles in hot oil as Santos croons in the background. Wrapped in an apron, Batista shifts from left to right in her small Washington Heights kitchen, contemplating what to add next to the pot. “She’s like a mad scientist, tasting a little bit of this...
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24 Aug

…and While We’re Obsessing, Here’s an Ice Cream Radar for NYC!

 by Jenny Ye | The WNYC Data News Team New York City is packed with ice cream — and the East Village is the most packed, with 77 shops per square mile. But where's the nearest cone when you need one? The Ice Cream Radar is here to help. With a click of a button, we'll detect your location, scan the vicinity and find your nearest scoop. (Sorry, our data is for New York City only.) New Yorkers without a smartphone (we know you're out there) can text 9292-COOL-ME with...
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24 Aug

10 Black-Owned Ice Cream Shops

If you know anything about me, it's that ice cream is my drug of choice. I give emphatic recommendations to wary strangers in the supermarket. If I had to choose one food to live off of, it would be ice cream. I'd mainline that sh*t if I could.  by Black Wall Street August 19th was National Soft Ice Cream Day, so it’s only right that we share some of our favorite black-owned ice cream shops around the country. The following businesses serve the best in...
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