Hamptons Salt Company Wants You to Start a New Affair This Summer

By Peter Elston Salt is an essential nutrient, flavoring ingredient for cooking world-wide and yet has a much maligned reputation. Due largely to the industrial preparation of salt using chemical compounds, it has become a target for doctors concerned with the use of processed salt in industrialized food production. All this causes us to forget just how wonderful naturally raw, infused or smoked salts…

The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux

By Hillary Latos Recognizing a need to promote the excellent yet lesser known Bordeaux wines of the left and right banks, Docteur Alain Reynaud established the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux in 2002, which showcases nearly 200 Bordeaux wines selected for their superb quality and reasonable price. The Bordeaux region is naturally divided by…

A Peek Into Alex Garcia’s Kitchen on Columbus

By W. A. Muller A.G. Kitchen is the perfect spot to experience some Latin flavor in New York’s Midtown West. A native of Cuba, Chef Alex Garcia learned to appreciate the simplicity of ingredients and wanted to bring his interpretation of Latin cuisine to New York City. Located on 72nd Street and Columbus, the space carefully separated into distinctive sections. Grab a cocktail with…

Restaurant Roundup

By Hillary Latos The latest concept to hit New York City’s dynamic culinary scene is social dining featuring elevated gastro pub fare.  Indulge in a variety of tasty bites with friends and stay for the entertainment, here are some recommendations for one stop destinations where the scene is as good as the food. Pounds and…