What happens when you cross a doughnut, a croissant, and a charity for low-income urban youth? Domnique Ansel's new food-centric charity initiative of course!
In the wake of his successful croissant-doughnut hybrid called the Cronut, pastry chef Domnique Ansel has decided to use his fame as a way to help promote a series of charitable causes. Beginning with a donation of Cronuts to a charity for low-income students, Ansel has started a chain of different initiatives to try and give back to the New York community. The catalyst for this recent decision came in the wake of his pastry's enormous success.
New York area foodies and cooks are in for a treat! Chefday, a Brooklyn-based start-up, delivers pre-measured, fresh ingredients right to your doorstep in order to cook custom recipes designed by NYC restaurant chefs. Seriously, why hasn't anyone come up with this idea sooner?
Some of the city's finest chefs have created recipe designed just for you! All recipes come with a video of the chef in action, cooking your meal. The videos even pause to wait for you at the end of each step. Your fresh ingredients also come with a recipe card. Each recipe allows you to choose different serving sizes, so whether you're cooking for two or eight, they've got you covered. The freshest ingredients are picked from the chef's food suppliers and your food can be delivered between 3-5pm or 7-9pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at your office or home.
If you want to donate to charity, but don’t know of any worthy causes to give to, check out this list of five unique, highly-rated New York City charities and programs and find out more about their efforts.
NY CLASS (ny-class.org)
NY CLASS is an animal welfare group focusing on ending the inhumane horse carriage practices in New York City. They are sponsoring an upcoming benefit on February 24, the Mardi Gras Masquerade for NY CLASS.
Looking for a great place for Indian food but don't know which place to try?
Why not all of them!
At The Varli Food Festival on April 7th, 35 Indian restaurants across NY are offering samples of their best dishes and desserts to all festival-goers. Restaurants include Tamarind, Devi, Junoon, Tulsi, Baluchi's and more.
Celebrate Indian food with cooking demonstrations by 13 Award-Winning Celebrity Chefs, a live cooking show , a documentary on Indian food, and even a picture with your favorite celebrity chef in the photobooth.
You've already seen her at our Halloween party at Espace earlier this year. But now Kelly Killoren Bensimon is back and ready for more action at Gustavino's on New Year's Eve. Don't let her drama-instigating role on Housewives mislead you: Bensimon is more intelligent, funny, and eloquent than you think, and she's not stopping anytime soon. Love her or hate her, you better get used to her. Joonbug was thrilled to get a chance to speak with her and find out more about her family, her work, and her unrelenting quest for quality.