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The Eaten Path Was a Food Blog.

The Eaten Path Was a Food Blog.

by James Boo January 13, 2016

From 2008-2012, The Eaten Path published the story of a meal. Sometimes the story was about the meal. Sometimes the story was about the journey to the meal. Rarely concerned with breaking the latest news or consuming the best bite, this blog insisted that food […]

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Four Years of Breakfast, a.k.a. 69 Diner Love Songs

Four Years of Breakfast, a.k.a. 69 Diner Love Songs

by James Boo January 10, 2016

Tales of our favorite meal, stretching from the streets of Moscow to every diner counter in these United States. The Audacity of Breakfast – Jan 7, 2009 By James Boo On the eve of November 4, 2008, I found myself outside the Obama campaign’s northern […]

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The Starting Point: An American Barbecue Story

The Starting Point: An American Barbecue Story

by James Boo January 10, 2016

Oct 2009: One work day at the Skylight Inn in Ayden, North Carolina — one of America’s most famous destinations for traditional barbecue. © Illustration by Anthony Go Wu – all rights reserved When Jeff Jones talks about barbecue, a meandering desperation guides his words. […]

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Six days in Budapest: The Food Tour That Mustaches Built

Six days in Budapest: The Food Tour That Mustaches Built

by James Boo January 10, 2016

An unlikely week of food tourism in Budapest, sponsored by facial hair. On February 1, 2009, my roommate and I entered a contest. On April 16, 2009, we were declared winners. He received two round trip tickets to Budapest. I received a bag of women’s […]

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1 Minute Meal: The True Life of New York Classics

1 Minute Meal: The True Life of New York Classics

by James Boo November 23, 2013

Episode 12: Jomart Chocolates I happened upon a member of the Rogak family on a flight to Los Angeles, which makes me feel really good about the random distribution of chocolate-related events in my life. There’s nothing random, however, about the work that Michael Rogak […]

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1 Minute Meal: Sandwich Dreams, The Perfect Muffin, and Life-Changing Cashews

1 Minute Meal: Sandwich Dreams, The Perfect Muffin, and Life-Changing Cashews

by James Boo November 18, 2013

Episode 09: Tortas Neza I’ve told the life story of Galdino “Tortas” Molinero at every possible opportunity, leading to pieces in Serious Eats, New York Magazine and Edible Queens. So in setting up the shoot for 1 Minute Meal, I gathered 11 friends to capture […]

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1 Minute Meal: Comida Tipica in the Bronx and in Brooklyn

1 Minute Meal: Comida Tipica in the Bronx and in Brooklyn

by James Boo August 30, 2013

Episode 07: Lechonera La Piraña 1 Minute Meal’s first foray into the Bronx couldn’t focus on a better piece of South Bronx living. A standalone trailer parked on a nondescript street in Mott Haven, Lechonera La Piraña comes alive on Fridays, serving Puerto Rican dishes […]

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1 Minute Meal: "Arepas Del Viaje"

1 Minute Meal: “Arepas Del Viaje”

by James Boo July 30, 2013

Episode 06: The Arepa Lady, Still Sainted The footage from my interview with Maria Piedad Cano (better known as “The Arepa Lady”) is now officially the most valuable piece of media that I possess. While almost every minute of the interview naturally did not make […]

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Real Cheap Eats' Summertime Blowout

Real Cheap Eats’ Summertime Blowout

by James Boo July 16, 2013

Exactly two years ago, I got together a small legion of New York’s best food explorers to build a new kind of cheap eats publication – one that would do justice to the diversity, affordability, and sheer excitement of dining out in this city. Today, […]

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1 Minute Meal: "Birth of the Cool" (plus the complete story of Corona Heights)

1 Minute Meal: “Birth of the Cool” (plus the complete story of Corona Heights)

by James Boo July 8, 2013

Episode 04: The Lemon Ice King of Corona. Corona, Queens, New York. The latest episode of 1 Minute Meal heads to the heart of Queens, reaching back nearly 70 years into history for 1 minute with a New York food institution: The Lemon Ice King […]

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