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In Case You Were Wondering Where to Grab the Best Truffle Dishes in NYC



1. Juni(12 E 31st St.)

Shaun Hergatt’s new restaurant is offering truffles in all varieties. The fine dining eatery has a boast-worthy menu filled with items that make your mouth water at the mere mention of the ingredients. Chef Hergatt is taking advantage of the season with his many uses of the ever popular truffle. Serving black salsify agnolotto with Parmesan cream sauce and white truffles and pommes puree with white truffles, Juni is definitely mastering the art of truffle creations. For your dessert fix, there is also homemade vanilla ice cream covered in truffles.

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Getting Creative With Candy Corn for National Candy Corn Day

Candy Corn has been a symbol of Halloween for over a century. George Renninger, an employee of the Wunderle Candy Company in Philadelphia, first invented candy corn but the credit for sale and production of this innovative tri-colored candy is mostly attributed to the Goelitz Confectionary Company, now known as Jelly Belly! This tiny kernel shaped, yellow, orange and white sugary morsel has made it’s way into every trick-or-treater’s candy bag, every store front window display, every Halloween party and most importantly has influenced years and years of Halloween themed recipes and family traditions. This year for National Candy Corn Day we have summed up three impressive candy corn recipes for you to whip up that are sure to impress your friends and family: An Amaretto Spiked Candy Corn smoothie, Spooky and Nutty Candy Corn Biscotti and last but not least, Trick-or-Treat Salty and Sweet Chocolate Bacon Fudge!

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Fall flavors arrive at FP Patisserie

As the days grow darker and shorter, nothing says fall like filling up on delicious and homemade comfort food. Chef Francois Payard is welcoming back the season with the launch of his fall menu at his upper Eastside location FP Patisserie.

The dining area is found in the back of the Upper Eastside FP Patisserie and is filled with tufted caramel and leather, which sets the scene for enjoying the perfect fall flavors such as truffles, gruyère cheese, and butternut squash.

Excited to try some of his heartier fare, we enjoyed the savory Goat Cheese Tart (caramelized onions and goat cheese on a puff pastry) and one of the most amazing sandwiches we've had in a long while: The Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Panini. This features imported buffalo mozzarella, plum tomatoes, basil, and a homemade basil pesto on a kalamata olive bread that is like no other. Other fall items include a Fresh Autumnal Salad and a flavorful Harvest Salmon - each artfully walking the line between rustic and refined.

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For People Who Love Television So Much, They Want to Eat It

Turn off your Netflix and look over here! It’s no secret that TV junkies can purchase merchandise from their favorite shows, and for every program which features food, we can expect a specialty cookbook to come out for your purchasing pleasure. So, for all you foodies out there who love nothing more than dining in front of your TV screens, we’ve got the cookbook rundown that places you right inside of the box and at dinner with your favorite characters.


1. Orange Is The New Black - Yum, prison food! The book is designed to feature better versions of the meals in the show, even though we all know that nothing could beat Red’s cooking. Not only does this include recipes approved by the show’s producers, but it also features power charts from Red’s vs. Gloria’s kitchen, Daya’s pregnancy journal, and Lorna’s prison glossary. If you saw something you liked on the show, then you can expect to find it here, as every dish in the book was referenced at some point in Seasons 1 and 2. Don’t worry about needing to smuggle in any ingredients though. Leave that to your favorite inmates.

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Forget Everything Else And Eat A Chocolate Cupcake

The good news just keeps on coming! Not only has Crumbs bakeshop officially reopened after closing in July, but National Chocolate Cupcake Day is right around the corner! On Saturday, October 18th, cupcake fans across the nation can pay tribute to this chocolatey goodness by indulging in a celebratory pastry. So, out of all of the bakeries in the USA, where will you be dining this year? One of the best, featured below, we hope. ________________________________________________________________________________________

LIQUID COURAGE
It's Thursday And Free Vodka is Happening

Alas, you have almost made it to the weekend. It is Thursday at last and the excitement is real. So real in fact that 1200 Miles is celebrating with one of their Spirited Happy Hours tonight, where guests can enjoy complimentary cocktails featuring Snow Leopard Vodka.

Tonight’s event is part of the Modern Mediterranean restaurant’s effort to introduce guests to many different libations throughout the fall, including both cocktails and appetizers.

Snow Leopard Vodka donates 15% of its profits to snow leopard conservation profits in an effort to help prevent extinction. The vodka is made in Poland at one of the finest vodka distilleries in the world and is the first luxury vodka made from the rare spelt grain, which has a distinct nutty fresh taste and is distilled six times with natural spring water.

CULINARY OCCASIONS Local Flavors from Coast to Coast
Taste America: A Night of Culinary Stars


For so many, the term "culinary occasion" is used loosley, thrown around in the presence of a decent brunch or dinner we partake in with family or friends. This past Friday night, all of that changed with the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: A Night of Culinary Stars. The name alone is a mouthful. We’re talking about the Wrestlemania of the LA dining set; October 10th was an evening of superstar chefs coming together to prepare treats of all varieties for a fabulous few in the name of food itself.

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Five Pumpkin Ales to Try This Fall

Amber Foliage, crisp air, the smell of warm cider on a lazy Sunday morning can only mean one thing : Fall. As we enter the season filled with all the the pumpkin best, we must not forget the most important one, pumpkin ale. While microbreweries and craft beers seem to be increasingly dominating the beer market in the past few years, pumpkin ales have held their ground as far back as colonial America. Today’s pumpkin ales tend to be made with a combination of spices including ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice in a time consuming process. They usually are available from September through November, which is why we should take advantage while we can.

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Nine Halloween Cocktails to Die For

’Tis the season to be scary! What a better way is there to get into the Halloween spirit than with some holiday themed drinks? Not a pro behind the bar? That’s ok—we’re not judging. In fact, we’re here to help. We’ve traveled the world to find the best Halloween themed cocktails, and so thoughtfully provided you with the trusted recipes for each. Whether you prefer vodka, rum, tequila, or whisky, you’ll find the perfect holiday drink in our roundup. Easy to make, fun to drink, and tasty enough to make Dracula swoon, these cocktails add a festive element to any Halloween party or pregame festivity. We’re sure that after just one sip, you’ll be under their spell of wonder.

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The Best Food Instagram Accounts Ever Created

Get out your cell phones and get ready to follow our favorite food Instagram accounts. Whether you're craving healthy, gluten-free, snacks, or fun creations; these food Instragram accounts will be ones you'll enjoy every week!

1. Healthyfitnessmeals-

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A Day Aboard the I LOVE NY Fun Bus

In an effort to make the delights of Long Island even closer to NYC, The Hampton Jitney has teamed up with I LOVE NY to bring both economical and fun day trips from our wonderful city. These trips include round trip transportation from New York City, lunch, and all the tastings at each winery/brewery/distillery for only $169 per person. If you’re looking to make a long weekend out if it, Hampton Jitney additionally has multiple departure/return options so I would recommend making several trips out there this season to explore all the bounty that the island has to offer.

We set off on the luxury motorcoach and immediately were offered snacks and beverages. The seats were comfortable and wi-fi was complementary allowing me to get some work done on the trip out. After a quick 90 minutes, we were already pulling up to our first stop: Jamesport Vineyards.

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