We’ve all been on pub crawls (perhaps more often than we’d admit), but what about a legit food crawl? Enter Lee Anne Wong. When she has a craving for dumplings and noodles, she doesn’t just face her craving—she goes running after it with reckless abandon. Tonight at 8pm ET on Cooking Channel, Lee Ane Wong takes her love of Asian food to the streets of New York with her one-hour special Food Crawl with Lee Anne Wong where she finds a treasure trove of savory Asian treats in every corner of the city.
Lee Anne has that distinct ability to make everything she puts in her mouth seem like miracles sent from heaven. Her enthusiasm for food is contagious, and generally speaking I’d be all too happy to “have what’s she having.” But one particular dumpling on her crawl really got my attention and my stomach grumbling. Meet the Pretzel Pork and Chive Dumpling with Tahini Mustard Dipping Sauce courtesy of Talde in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
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Courtesy of City Grit
When we heard Chef Lee Anne Wong was in town cooking a seven-course meal, we had to go check it out. Always offering up spot-on food reviews with a dry wit, Lee Anne is a regular contributor on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats and our resident Appetizer Adviser.
Lee Anne’s dinner on Wednesday night was hosted by City Grit, a culinary salon that plays host to guest chefs and cookbook authors and is housed in a former Catholic school. The chefs are able to turn the raw event space (which doubles as a store during the day) into a food-filled dining experience. I was lucky enough to be in attendance at Chef Wong’s extravaganza entitled, My Journey through Cooking; Mentors, Lessons, and Inspirations.
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On Friday night, food lovers took over the cobblestoned streets of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in search of tasty bites, good wine and a Cooking Channel star sighting or two. Stationed within a half-mile perimeter in the trendy neighborhood, Cooking Channel’s Meatpacking Uncorked was a three hour food, fashion and fun-fest that involved 50 local restaurants, food trucks and boutiques.
While shopping, attendees were able to sample wines and sparkling beverages and meet some of their favorite Cooking Channel chefs. Kelsey Nixon of Kelsey’s Essentials greeted fans at Trina Turk, Ben Sargent of Hook, Line & Dinner was stationed at Levi’s Meatpacking and Extra Virgin’s Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos were at the heart of it all at Diane Von Furstenberg. Lively hosts Mo Rocca and Lee Anne Wong popped by Scoop NYC Men’s and The Earnest Sewn Co.
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Meatball Shop's Spicy Pork Meatballs on Polenta - credit: Tom Censani
The other night, several colleagues attended the NYC Wine & Food Fest‘s Meatball Madness event. I did not. Photos have been circulating via email for 48 hours now and I can only think of one thing…
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Meet Hosts from Cooking Channel at the NYC Wine and Food Festival
Are you going to be anywhere near New York City during the weekend of October 9th and 10th? Cooking Channel hosts will be out mixing, mingling and excited to make your acquaintance…
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