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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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1 Minute Meal: "Bao Down"

1 Minute Meal: “Bao Down”

by James Boo June 17, 2013

Episode 03: The Baoery. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. (Photograph by Caroline M. LeFevre) This episode of 1 Minute Meal is my first time lapse production! To tell the story, I spent an entire workday with The Baoery, a Brooklyn-based pop-up restaurant specializing in, well, bao. […]

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1 Minute Meal: "Brighton Train to Georgia"

1 Minute Meal: “Brighton Train to Georgia”

by James Boo May 31, 2013

Episode 02: Brick Oven Bread. Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York. I’ve written plenty about the khachapuri of South Brooklyn. I’m really happy that the owners of Brick Oven Bread — two amazing women who, on the day of this shoot, were leading a whole team […]

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There Are Cheese Breads I Remember

There Are Cheese Breads I Remember

by James Boo May 28, 2013

Much of the tourism economy depends on the notion that places can be consumed, simply by putting two feet on the ground and paying attention. The “bucket list,” a double metaphor of experience as acquisition, expresses little in the way of context but captures everything […]

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