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5 Summer Must-Read Books

Now that summer has officially arrived and you’re ready to hit the beach with a good book, we bring you a list of five must-reads curated and described by Andrew Unger and Sophie Stewart of Book Court in Brooklyn.

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Kids Who Code

By Denise Oliveira Maurya Couvares was named one of “Seven Millennials Who Are Too Busy Changing the World to Take Selfies” by The Huffington Post last year. Founding ScriptEd – a non-profit that helps kids in under-resourced high schools learn to code – is her latest accomplishment. “I think […]

A Life in Chocolate

He’s an award-winning chef who, after 40 years in the business, still gets up at 5:30 am to make croissants. Jean-Jacques Bernat, the owner of Provence en Boite in Brooklyn now employs a pastry chef, but he is still intimately involved in the daily workings of his restaurant and pastry shop.

Sugar, for a Good Cause

By Denise Oliveira Where in New York City can you see an art exhibit about Jewish gangsters, rub shoulders with a food writer from The New York Times, and eat all the baked goods you could possibly desire? At this Saturday’s (Oct. 25) bake sale to benefit the […]

The Cuban Table: Brooklyn Chef Q&A

She worked in film, and never thought she’d write a cookbook. But then she started a food blog, and everything changed. “I’ve always been attracted to stories, and it turns out a cookbook is just a way to tell a story. Every recipe has its narrative,” says Ana Sofia Peláez, whose new cookbook, The Cuban Table, published by St. Martin’s Press hits bookstores on Oct. 28. Earlier this month, we spoke with Brooklyn-based Ana about her personal story, her blog, Hungry Sofia, and her upcoming book. Below, she shares one of her favorite recipes from the book, Arroz con Pollo.

Halloween in the City

By Denise Oliveira Living in the City – especially in Manhattan – it’s easy to forget all about Halloween until the day actually arrives and the West Village is inundated with costumed adults eager to show off their creativity. But it’s worth making time to take a stroll […]

The Cloisters: Art & Meditation

By Denise Oliveira Medieval art, breathtaking views, and peace & quiet: These are a few of the things you’ll find at The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Nestled in Fort Tyron Park, at the northern tip […]