After two years of sampling cuisines from a plethora of cultures all across the five boroughs, the Culinary Foolinary squad brought it all full circle. One of the first recurring topics DeRM & Frank would have was ramen. Frank was initially unimpressed with the idea of soup being a craving; but after DeRM initiated him into the tonkotsu broth life, Frank’s life changed forever. He’s abandoned the Top Ramen packets for legit Japanese noodle artistry. This time, Culinary Fulinary hit a ramen spot known for combining tonkotsu & shoyu broths: EAK Ramen [Read more…]
In this episode, DeRM & Frank discuss their experience at a modern street-food style Korean restaurant in the Koreatown section of Midtown Manhattan: Take 31. Accompanied by their foodie squad, the Culinary Foolinary duo ran the gamut of typical to unique grub with items from Spicy Chicken Crisps in a Garlic Crust all the way to a Crispy Egg-edged Pancake filled with Seafood & Vegetables. Frank took the Foolinary path and jumped on the Seasoned Rice Balls with SPAM and Mayo. As expected, the Soju cocktails were flowing as we enjoyed another great Meetup. [Read more…]
In this podcast, DeRM & Frank recount their trip to the Dekalb Market Hall out in Brooklyn. We led our Foolinary squad in a communal foodie adventure where everyone individually bought a couple of meals from each spot for all to share. Dekalb Market Hall did not disappoint. [Read more…]
After a long hiatus, the Foolinary squad brought their thirst for beer & spirits to the Lower East Side for a Summer Bar Crawl. With DeRM & Frank leading the way, we abandoned our original gameplan to visit GB85…because it was closed down. We freestyled our moves and ended up having an incredible time at The Magician, Two Bits’ Retro Arcade, & the Double Down Saloon.
Check out this episode where we (Frank & DeRM) discuss the changing of the LES guard from grimey to posh, DeRM’s insane ability to crush people in Street Fighter 2, and Assjuice. [Read more…]
The first stop on our Trump Travel Ban Series was at a Syrian food restaurant in the West Village called Salam Cafe. DeRM & Frank recount our experience eating meat pies, hummus, and burnt lamb flatbreads while also discussing why AllRecipes.com is a farce. [Read more…]
During the weekend, Jason Cohen made a cameo appearance at the Foolinary headquarters in the Bronx to promote his new venture: the Flower Pot Tea Company. As we shared cocktails and Blooming Lotus tea, Jason recounted his many experiences traveling the world while filling us in on the intricacies of tea brewing. Listen in and check out the Flower Pot Tea Company at their website: FlowerPotTea.com
The Foolinary Squad took our alcoholic thirst out to the wonderful area of Astoria. We tackled a pub, a food truck, & a smoke-laced hookah bar. It was a night filled with drinking, karaoke, arguments, belly-dancing, singing, & groping. Get the full event recap from DeRM & Frank on this episode.
The Culinary Foolinary team took our everlasting hunger to the East Village to annihilate the Kamayan feast at a Filipino bistro named Jeepney. DeRM & Frank recap the evening and discuss which parts of the feast worked & which didn’t. Frank’s absolute hatred for bananas comes into play here since one of the items on our feast list was Banana Ribs and the whole feast was displayed on a table covered in banana leaf. Listen to the convo to hear the Culinary Foolinary take on the Kamayan Feast at Jeepney.
Our Culinary Foolinary meetup squad took our talents to the Lower East Side for purposeful debauchery: drinks, more drinks, & grub to soak it up. On this episode, DeRM & Frank talk about the mission that night and give some brief reviews on each place we hit: Jeromes, the Donnybrook, & the legendary Katz’s Deli.
May has been a hell of a month for us culminating in great events with great people, amazing food, and as a result inspired recipes and writing from Frank and myself. One of the things I have been looking forward to the most was our podcast with Harry Rosenblum of The Brooklyn Kitchen. He is a great figure in the BK food community and the owner the aforementioned fantastic Brooklyn market and kitchen. Listen to our latest podcast featuring Harry as we talk about The Brooklyn Kitchen, the importance of fermentation, and assorted adventures in our collective food lives. We had a blast doing it, so sit back and enjoy our BK chat with Harry.
Be sure to check out Harry Rosenblum at The Brooklyn Kitchen & listen to his popular podcast at Heritage Radio Network: Feast YR Ears which you can also subscribe to on Itunes, Stitcher Etc. Also look out for his upcoming book “Vinegar Revival” coming Summer/Fall 2017.