Five Fridays Reads 30.1.15

Prospect Park in the snow

  • 25 Classic Restaurants Every New Yorker Must Try‘ from Eater NY. Did you know Delmonico’s, the early restaurant famous for such immoderate dishes as lobster newburg, is still open? Lunch or dinner isn’t cheap, but you’re dining in history.
  • ‘Bean and Gone: Tokyo Cafés’ in The Forecast (Monocle). Forget Italy, forget Norway and forget Austria. Japan has a long history of exceptional coffee.  Monocle takes an inside look at their kissen, now old-fashioned cafes serving hand made, individually brewed coffee in opulent settings.
  • Risotto al radicchio from Food 52. What happens when you combine creamy rice, salty cheese, bitter radicchio, and bold red wine? This amazing, potent and satisfying risotto happens, that’s what.
  • “Gomorrah”: Italy’s Criminally Great TV Show‘ from The New York Times. One of Italy’s greatest recent cultural exports? Crime shows, specifically those focusing on organized mafia exploits. But according to Beppe Severgnini, the show is far from a public relations nightmare for the Italians.
  • The Best Way to Mince Garlic‘ from Serious Eats. Having been present at the cited shrimp scampi episode, I was excited to see this article on Serious Eats. Turns out the way in which you cut garlic alters it flavor. Useful information for both garlic lovers and haters!

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