Articles by Anthony Smith
Goat Dairy

Kickstarters for Food: How the Grenada Goat Dairy's School Project Could Save the World

When it comes to Kickstarters for Food, few resonate with a diverse, passionate audience the way that the Grenada Goat Dairy's School Project has. Since they were founded in 2008, they've served as a dazzling model of sustainable agriculture, production, and hands-on training to end cycles of poverty for lower income farmers. Read more


Kickstarters for Food: Why Nido Could Be One of the Best New Oakland Restaurants

You know a neighborhood is on its upswing when local restauranteurs talk about establishing an eatery that prides itself on farm-to-table sustainability. Such is the case with Nido, a Mexican restaurant in Oakland whose proprietary and culinary team have big dreams for helping to catalyze the flourishing of the neighborhood. Read more

Michelin Guide

Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand 2013 New York City: See Who Made the Cut!

It's that time of year again: on October 2nd, the team behind the terrifyingly coveted spots on the Michelin Guide will reveal which restaurants made the cut, which got promotions, and which got demotions. It will be a scary time indeed for the proprietors of fine dining, but we're less interested in who's getting stars these days. Read more

Do or Dine

Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand 2013: Our Spotlight on Do or Dine

Every year, the good snobs at Michelin honor a few restaurants whose food is so awesome and so comparatively cheap (40 bucks will get you two dishes and a drink or dessert) with the coveted distinction of a place on their Bib Gourmand List. For the second consecutive year, Do or Dine has found a place as the list's resident bad boy. Read more


Pig Shortage 2013: Where to Get Your Pig Fixins While They're Still Oinkin'

As you've probably already read, in 2013, there's going to be a serious shortage of pigs. The global drought (you probably know it as "really nice winter") that ravaged our Heartland just nine short months ago decimated our yield of corn and soya. Since these two key ingredients compose the majority of cheap, efficient pig feed,... Read more

Atlas Beer

Check Out "The World Atlas of Beer" by Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont

We typically don't like things with the word "Atlas" anywhere near it. The average World Atlas reminds us we're too broke to do any real traveling. Charles Atlas made a generation of Americans feel puny and buy Hummers. "Atlas Shrugged" should have been called "Liberal Enraged. Read more

Malted Whiskey

New House Spirits White Dog Whiskey Is Available for a Limited Time

If you're looking for a little hair of the dog, look no further than White Dog Whiskey, an old-timey tonic-looking bottle of brew distilled and bottled by House Spirits Distillery in Portland, Oregon. Read more

Amys Nacho

Good Sh*t Alert: New Amy's "Nacho Cheese and Bean" Bites Are Crazy Delicious

If you're looking for a delicious, fast, and relatively healthy snack that you can take right out of your freezer and eat in under five minutes, look no further than Amy's Snacks "Nacho Cheese and Bean," a snack food that's criminally delicious. Read more

All Love Oil

Best Olive Oil Brand? New Wood Packed "All Love Oil" Company Blends Affordable Perfection

It's no secret that the best brands of olive oil are often out of the reach of the casual home cook because, let's face it, the best brands of olive oil come from the finest olives that money can buy, and are therefore incredibly expensive. Read more

the cove

Best Williamsburg Bars 2012: Neighborhood Mainstay "The Cove" Is Now a Gay Dive Bar Named "This N That"

The bouncer outside The Cove would like to remind all heterosexual-seeming people who show up that the former dive bar has been re-imagined as a gay bar. Cue disappointment, bros who thought they came all the way to Brooklyn, and girls who shuffle awkwardly and talk amongst themselves about whether or not they should still go in. Read more

Pork Belly

Quick and Easy Pork Belly Recipe: The Fastest, Best Damn Quick-Braised Pork Belly Ever

Before I took to the FoodNRecipe Test Kitchen this morning, I had my doubts that I'd ever find a quick and easy pork belly recipe. All the recipes for it require so much gosh darn slow-cooking to get that perfectly tender, melt in your mouth pork belly, that's made the meat such a mainstay of the modern American kitchen for the past two years or so. Read more

Sweet Ritual

Vegan Ice Cream in Austin: Sweet Ritual Casts a Milk-Free Spell Over Your Ice Cream

In Austin, Texas, L. Amelia Raley dreams of foods that come southern-frozen, not southern-fried-- and totally animal-product free, like the stuff offered by Sweet Ritual, her vegan ice cream parlor in the heart of one of the most bustling cities in the South. Just like The Fiction Kitchen in Raleigh, Ms. Raley is shifting the focus away from the barbecued meats for which her region is known. Read more

Southern Cooking

Southern Vegetarian Recipes: The Fiction Kitchen Dreams of Meatlessness

When a vegetarian thinks about all the cuisines that feature delicious, meatless foods, one of the last that comes to mind is southern cooking and southern vegetarian recipes. With its focus on slow-cooked meats, deep-frying just about everything that walks the earth on four legs, and sticking fish and chicken stocks where the sun don't shine,... Read more


Zenkichi Williamsburg Changes Its Omakase Menu for the Fall

Even as a Williamsburg resident, I can attest to the fact that It's easy to miss Zenkichi, a Japanese restaurant with one of the most incredible menus at a seriously terrific price point. Its wooden storefront, with no sign, makes the property almost look condemned on the outside. A trip inside shows that such a first impression couldn't be farther from the truth. Read more

Shrimp and Grits

Hangover Helper #3: Spicy Coconut Shrimp Grits Recipe

This Hangover Helper is going to be more hair of the dog than anything we've put out there so far: we're going to be poaching shrimp in beer and Old Bay seasoning, then using grits cooked with coconut water and topped with cheese as the bed for all those bad boys. Extra points if you poach an egg in them as they cook. Read more

Lemony Garlic Kale Pasta

Fresh Pasta Recipe with Plain Flour: Do It Without a Pasta Maker!

For our fresh pasta recipe with plain flour, we're going to be kicking ass and taking names-- and we're doing all of it without a pasta maker. I'll show you how absolutely simple this is, and why you shouldn't ever be intimidated by it ever again! Read more

Secret Breakfast

Humphry Slocombe Cookbook Review: Find Out Why It Rocks, But Isn't Beginner Friendly

If you're visiting San Francisco, you aren't really experiencing the best of what it has to offer if you don't stop by Humphry Slocombe, an experimental ice cream parlor that's become something of an international legend and has very graciously published their cookbook to clue the home cook in on all their secrets. Read more


Good Sh*t Alert: The Popinator, a Voice-Controlled Robot that Launches Popcorn Into Your Mouth When You Yell "Pop!" [VIDEO]

Everyone who's on the constant lookout for good shit needs to be on the alert for the next coming months, when the Popinator, from Popcorn Indiana, could be hitting supermarket stands everywhere. It's a machine that takes your laziness and makes it (and you) the envy of your slimmer, healthier friends. Read more

Duff Goldman

Become a Culinary Ambassador: Why Was the Reality TV Star of 'Ace of Cakes' Named a U.S. Ambassador?

Want to become a culinary ambassador? Just ask the Ace of Cakes how he did it. Read more

Fisherman's Dog

Best Food Trucks in New York City 2012: Grab Some Fancy Hot Dogs at "The Fisherman's Dog," a Surf-and-Turf Food Truck on Rockaway Beach

Terrence McNicholas of "The Fisherman's Dog" takes us through the process of opening a food truck in the extremely competitive New York City scene, and even shows us a loophole to fast-track your truck that only the experts know about. Read more