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Peter Hoffman

  1. hot plate
    What to Eat, Drink, and Read Right NowBemelmans’ martinis, Peter Hoffman’s new memoir, a gluten-free vegan cookie for hedonists, and more.
  2. onion time
    Acclaimed Chef Peter Hoffman Will Cook Again in New York for One Night OnlyHe’s doing a pop-up dinner celebrating the Catalan festival of Calçotada
  3. bummers
    Influential Chef Peter Hoffman Will Leave the Restaurant BusinessHe will close his last restaurant, Back Forty West, after July 16.
  4. The Dish
    Allow Back Forty West to Introduce You to the Fish RibChef Mike Laarhoven cures, smokes, and serves them not with barbecue sauce but a za’atar-spiked crème fraîche.
  5. Closings
    Peter Hoffman’s 7-Year-Old Restaurant Back Forty Has Closed“A difficult landscape and lease uncertainty led to the decision,” he says.
  6. Foodievents
    Back Forty West’s Amazing Calçotada Returns May 11Few things are better than grilled leeks dipped in fresh Romesco sauce.
  7. Staffing Issues
    Talent Shortage: Why New York’s Chefs Can’t Find Enough Good CooksThere’s never been a better time to eat in New York — too bad the explosion of restaurants has made it harder than ever for chefs to staff their kitchens.
  8. Agenda
    Back Forty West Opens Next WeekChef Shanna Pacifico’s menu is organized not sequentially, but by mode of consumption: “hands,” “fork,” “bread,” etc.
  9. Lists
    Sietsema’s Greatest NYC Chefs: No Tom Colicchio or Michael WhiteThe ‘Voice’ critic does have seventeen other favorites, though.
  10. Closings
    Peter Hoffman Plans a ‘Fun and Festive’ Savoy ReplacementPlus more from the ‘Time Out’ interview.
  11. Closings
    Shocker: Savoy to Close June 18 After Two DecadesPeter Hoffman will keep the Soho space as “a new canvas upon which to work.”
  12. Foodievents
    Peter Hoffman Will Have a Word With the Guy Who Knows ‘Where Locavores GetWith the anti-foodie, anti-locavore voice growing louder, a debate between a pioneer and a doubter.
  13. Stayin’ Alive
    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Union Square Café, Now 25Recapping the restaurant’s 25th-anniversary coverage.
  14. The Food Chain
    Peter Hoffman Could Bathe in EN Japanese Brasserie’s Housemade Tofu“It’s just a heavenly, heavenly way to start a meal.”
  15. The Food Chain
    Bruce Sherman Loves the ‘Tactile Pleasure’ of Back Forty’s“Local beer made it all unforgettable.”
  16. Menu Changes
    Savoy Celebrates the ‘Chicken Revolution’Peter Hoffman is serving fried chicken, but not just any fried chicken.
  17. Foodievents
    Back Forty Extends Crab Boils Through SaturdaysGet fourteen of your friends together; Back Forty provides the mallets.
  18. Video Feed
    Take a Greenmarket Tour With Savoy’s Peter HoffmanHow to pick a sweet strawberry and what to do with garlic scapes.
  19. Locavoraciousness
    ‘Gourmonsters’ Finally Mail Letter to ObamaAnd begin serving a “Yes We Can” cocktail.
  20. Bookshelf
    Edible ManhattanInside the latest issue.
  21. Presidential Eats
    Yet Another Locavore Group Hounds ObamaMario Batali and others have signed a letter to the White House.
  22. Lists
    Where the Chefs EatA handful of chefs recall their favorite meals of the year.
  23. High on the Hog
    Back Forty Starts Serving Whole Hogs, Porchetta PlatesThe venerable Bo Ssäm is getting some stiff competition as the East Village’s most ostentatious meat dish.
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    Matsugen Is on the Way; How to Make Ribs Like Blue SmokeBrooklyn’s overrun by hooligans (as usual) and what goes into the Back Forty cocktail, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    Tailor Launches Late-Night Menu; Hamptons More Exclusive Than EverWilliamsburg will get a “Fiambreria,” and chef Peter Hoffman will take you to the Greenmarket, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  26. Engines of Gastronomy
    Savoy’s Branding Iron Is Not Cruel to Crème BrûléeSavoy’s crème brûlée branding iron applies the brown without the butane.
  27. Neighborhood Watch
    Peter Hoffman Served a Rubber Band to His Mentor; Bloomberg to the Veggie RescueAstoria: La Flor de Puebla on Astoria Boulevard between Steinway and 38th Street makes a mean carnitas taco. [Joey in Astoria] East Village: Peter Hoffman of Back Forty (and Savoy) reveals to Frank Bruni that he “once served a watercress salad to Richard Olney, my mentor and culinary hero, only to discover upon going to his table to see how he liked it that we had also served him a rubber band.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Harlem: Only 3 percent of bodegas in the nabe carry leafy green vegetables, so Mayor Bloomberg’s coming to the rescue. No wonder Mizrahi loves him. [NYS via Uptown Flavor] Park Slope: The end of Donuts Coffee Shop on Fifth Avenue is near; Associated Supermarket is about to swallow up the landmark diner. [The Gowanus Lounge] West Village: It’s a Q&A kind of day: Centro Vinoteca and newly anointed Gusto chef Anne Burrell says her trademark “cowgirl skirts are a good luck charm when we do Iron Chef … I figure if all the old ladies in Italy wear dresses in the kitchen, why can’t I wear a skirt in NYC?” Though she may not have seen our kitchen fashions for the preening chef. [Restaurant Girl] Gusto is also hosting a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, which includes this recipe for zuppa di pesce. [Eat for Victory/VV]
  28. NewsFeed
    Virginia Pig Farmer Is the Toast of the New York Pork WorldIt sounds like a fairy tale: Some Spanish hogs, brought over by Spanish colonists in the sixteenth century, take over an island off the coast of Georgia and run wild there for hundreds of years. Feral and boarlike, they are also about the best tasting pork imaginable, and cousins to the world’s most celebrated ham. Is it a fable, conjured by the heated imagination of foodies? Or an eye-opening truth, as irrefutable as a piece of gamey and rich roast pork? We’re happy to say that it’s the latter. Bev Eggleston, of Eco-Friendly Foods in Virginia, has started selling his amazing pork to a handful of New York restaurants, and soon he may be giving the Spanish a run for their money in the ham business.
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Josh DeChellis Frying Lunch in the West Village; Gray’s Papaya Still PoliticalClinton Hill: Il Torchio may have only opened in August and be prone to underseasoning and overbearing Italian accents, but the restaurant is already gearing up to expand. [Eat for Victory/VV] East Village: Savoy chef Peter Hoffman’s new restaurant Back Forty has a soft opening today and will officially begin service on Wednesday. [Grub Street] Greenwich Village: The 70-year-old founder of Gray’s Papaya who posted the “Bloomberg for President” sign on 8th Street “has never been shy about using his store windows for political expression; Jimmy Carter, in 1976, and Bill Bradley, in 1999, both earned his presidential endorsement. And in 1998, when Bill Clinton was facing impeachment, Mr. Gray displayed a sign that read, ‘Hang in there, Mr. President.’” [NYT] Midtown: Beacon has added a “kitchen counter” which functions as a chef’s table, a burger bar, and the site of a weekly tasting menu. [Strong Buzz] A midtown pizza-truck war has broken out. [Midtown Lunch] West Village: BarFry kicks off lunch service today. [Grub Street]
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Porta-Café Touching Down in Columbus Circle; La Marmite Back in HarlemAstoria: Sorriso’s Italian Salumeriaa at 44-16 30th Avenue makes a serious Rosino Panino. “It may look like chicken, but those thick white slabs in the middle of the sandwich are actually house-made slices of fresh mozzarella (made three times a day) piled atop a generous helping of prosciutto cotto.” [Serious Eats] Chelsea: P.S. 11’s fall festival this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. features a ten-piece salsa band, free food, and a bake sale, plus it’s open to the public. [Blog Chelsea] East Village: Back Forty from Savoy chef Peter Hoffman is opening October 17. [Grub Street] Harlem: La Marmite restaurant has finally opened in its new location. [Uptown Flavor] Lower East Side: Now’s your chance to be the next Sam Mason: Thor is looking for its own rock-star pastry chef. [Eat for Victory/VV] Tribeca: The new home for Steak Frites will be the same space that was temporarily the doomed Charolais. [Eater] Upper West Side: From November 28 to December 29, Illy coffee will maintain a “Push Button House” in the Time Warner Center; the installation is basically a large shipping crate that opens to reveal a full-service café that premiered at the 52nd Venice Biennale. [NotCot]
  31. What to Eat This Week
    And You Just Had Some Kind of Mushroom …The mushrooms of autumn are appearing on some of the city’s best season-driven menus. Here’s where to get your fix.