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Hungry for Frio-Frios

A few weeks ago, I set out to find shaved ice vendors on the Lower East Side for Edible Manhattan.  Not only was it early spring, but it felt like years since I’d come across the kind of traditional, wooden slat push cart I was hoping to find.  When I did set out to look for them one Saturday, it was the kind of  hot where the pavement trembles in front of you, so it was a very real relief when I met Andres Fabré on the corner of Clinton & Essex.  Last week I filmed this Edible segment for NY1 with Rachel Wharton of Edible Manhattan featuring Andres – all the assurance I needed that it was more than a mirage.

Porotos Granados

I always hope that someone will see a recipe on my site and decide to try it out for themselves.  In the case of these porotos granados, I absolutely understand if they wait for the cooler days of summer.  I came across the Chilean recipe months ago when fresh cranberry beans seemed very far away.  With origins going back to the pre-Columbian Mapuche Indians, it brings together my summer favorites- fresh beans, tomatoes, and corn.  Available year around as dry Roman beans, I could have made the dish with frozen corn, and canned tomatoes but decided to wait.  Finally, last week the cranberry beans made their appearance at my Sunday farmer’s market, right around the time someone turned the heat up to a 100 degrees. Read more

Happy Fourth!

I went for a run this morning when I decided to go left to the Brooklyn Promenade instead of my usual route over the bridge.  Because of the day, I stopped to take a few pictures of the Statue of Liberty but couldn’t get close enough with my iPhone.  Heading into Brooklyn Heights, I found this Lady Liberty in tree grate and loved her Patti Smith slouch as she holds up the torch – a little tarnished perhaps but very much who she is.  Have a happy fourth of July wherever you find yourselves!

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