Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld on Danji; the Improbable Rise of Sandra Lee

Danji. Photo: Danny Kim

This week in the magazine, Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite drop in to Danji, where “the cooking is half-traditional, half-modern, and wholly delicious.” Our critics fall hard for dishes like “addictive” mini-sliders and kimchee “paella,” awarding the restaurant four stars.

Meanwhile, Benjamin Wallace writes this week about that queen of Semi-Homemade, Sandra Lee, chronicling her improbable rise from food stamps to First Ladyhood. The Robs bring word of a new batch of restaurant openings, including several gelaterias; and with the Brooklyn Flea set to begin anew for the year in a new location, the duo also weighs in on the best of the market’s eats. Also in the mag: Wylie Dufresne’s edible eggshells, a great new book on the greatest sandwich city (hint: NYC), and a spotlight on kumquats, which make for a mean cognac cocktail.