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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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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: "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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1 Minute Meal: "Blessed by Brisket"

1 Minute Meal: “Blessed by Brisket”

by James Boo May 9, 2013

My new web series is live, and you can see the first episode on Serious Eats New York! The goal of this series, “1 Minute Meal,” is to produce a gallery of video snapshots that represent the true heart and soul of New York food: […]

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Real Cheap Eats Rides the L Train

Real Cheap Eats Rides the L Train

by James Boo May 1, 2013

The seasons are turning in New York, and in celebration of being outdoors the Real Cheap Eats food writers’ collective has armed lower Manhattan and North Brooklyn with a guide to 50 cheap eats winners along the L Train. 22 of the dishes, including a […]

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Real Cheap Eats: Winter Warmer

Real Cheap Eats: Winter Warmer

by James Boo February 20, 2013

Striking at the heart of winter, the Real Cheap Eats food writers’ collective is warming up 21 new additions to its $10-or-less digest. Highlights from our selection include a West African sweat potato leaf stew, an Indian breakfast gem, a bargain seafood soon dooboo (courtesy […]

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Single Serving: Lard Bread from Mazzola Bakery in Carroll Gardens

Single Serving: Lard Bread from Mazzola Bakery in Carroll Gardens

by James Boo January 10, 2013

Over a decade since I first began reading from its pages, Chowhound is still my go-to resource for food intel. Over the years, complaints filed against the service – a collection of bulletin boards for food-obsessed locals – have clustered around “bad user interface,” “bad […]

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