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From my mouth to yours: FORKPLAY, my weekly newsletter, is my voice on the fooderati cultural ferment. Pointed opinions on food and dining trends, news breaks, the hottest diet debate, restaurant peeves or dinner-dating dilemma are all here. Discover with me exciting new restaurants, favorite chefs on the rise (or fall) and the thrill of tasting an astonishing new dish. Join me at my table.

Break an egg,
Gael

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  • Forkplay 10/21/14  (10/21/2014)
  • Feeding Frenzy. Bouley's Pharmacopia. Ducasse and Friends. Aldea's One-Man-Show, Shun Lee Sees Red.

  • Forkplay 10/8/2014  (10/8/2014)
  • The Incautious Flack. My Taco Crawl. Where I Eat Now. Geoffrey Holder. Street Eats.

  • Forkplay 9/23/14  (9/23/2014)
  • Farewell to Bunny. Buss Up Shot @Miss Lily's. Gallic Pranks. Place Invaders. Balvanera.

  • Forkplay 9/3/14  (9/4/2014)
  • Autumn Flea Market: Antique Sausage Stuffer. Coffee Bin. Princess Waghump. Kingston Harbor. Vintage Snuff Boxes and Vanity Treasures.

  • Forkplay 8/27/14  (8/27/2014)
  • My Summer Flea Market: Fish Poacher. Bob Wade Prints. Carpenter's Sign. Antique Pasta Machine. Coal Scuttle. Vintage Evening Bags. Brooches. Rooster Weather Vane.

  • Forkplay 8/12/14  (8/12/2014)
  • Curdled Hollandaise. Bodega Negra. Bâtard. Café Asean.

  • Forkplay 7/29/14  (7/29/2014)
  • Whatjasay? The Cornivore's Dilemma. Drew's Revenge. Eating with the Nawabs. What Went Wong?

  • Forkplay 7/7/14  (7/7/2014)
  • Starting Over. Family Ties. Valet Parking. Eating Around in Chicago.

  • Forkplay 6/17/14  (6/17/2014)
  • Remembering My Father. Cherche Midi. Eating Sardinia. Status Crocodile Madness.

  • Forkplay 06/03/14  (6/3/2014)
  • Death is Dangerous. Tavern on the Green. Lobster Afloat. The Flexitarian. Summer by the Sea. Hudson Eats.

  • Forkplay 5/6/14  (5/6/2014)
  • Aging Gigolos. Gotham Is 30. My Favorite Chickens. Summer Bags.

  • Forkplay 4/28/14  (4/28/2014)
  • Counting My Favorite Chickens. Desperately in Need of the Sensuous Bagel.

  • Forkplay 4/15/14  (4/15/2014)
  • Memory Games. Sexy Lingerie. Bustan is a Garden. Sticks and Stones. Quality Supper. Porter House.

  • Forkplay 4/1/14  (4/1/2014)
  • Where Does Urban Start? The Cecil. Gato. Larder Inspiration. The River Café. Foodie Collection.

  • Forkplay 2/26/14  (2/26/2014)
  • Hemingway's Way. Masa Worship. Neapolitan First. All Is Vanity. Telepan Delivers.

  • Forkplay 1/29/14  (1/29/2014)
  • Requiem for a Rogue. It's A Diner! Failed Juice Fast. M. Wells Steakhouse. The Writing Room. Chefs Deliver. Zarela's Lemon Torte. Stu's Cheesecake.

  • Forkplay 1/15/14  (1/15/2014)
  • Don Forst: First Love. Farewell.

  • Forkplay 12/10/13  (12/10/2013)
  • Bag Lady Adventures. Rotisserie by Retail Royalty.

  • Forkplay 11/13/13  (11/13/2013)
  • It Is What It Is. Contra Dazzle. Bilboquet Shuffle. Daniel's Guide Culinaire. Etsy Treasures.

  • Forkplay 10/22/13  (10/22/2013)
  • Books Pour In. Sylvia's Table. The Way We Ate. Katie and Norman. American Cut. Toro. Small Treasures.

  • Forkplay 10/8/13  (10/8/2013)
  • Red Farm UWS Opens. Georgian On My Mind. Remembering Marcella. The Clutter Queen.

  • FORKPLAY 9/25/13  (9/25/2013)
  • Charlie Bird. Sip Sak. Loving My Clutter. Betty Crocker. High Road Aspirations.

  • Forkplay 9/10/13  (9/10/2013)
  • River Café. Juni. Nakazawa. Maxwell's Plum. Dino's FoodShow. More Vintage Bags.

  • Forkplay 8/27/13  (8/27/2013)
  • Prayer Flags. Sweetgreen. Quality Italian. Four Seasons. More Vintage Bags. Summer Pudding.

  • FORKPLAY 8/19/13  (8/19/2013)
  • Drama and Hijinx at Quality Italian Steakhouse

  • Forkplay 8/13/13  (8/13/2013)
  • Hampton Eats. Let's Go Laotian. Accidental Bag Lady. Craft Cocktails. Raw Tomato Sauce.

  • ForkPlay 8/6/13  (8/6/2013)
  • My Secret Life as the Accidental Bag Lady.

  • ForkPlay 7/23/13  (7/23/2013)
  • Diner's Confessions. Saka Mai. Butterfly. Park Avenue Café. Kosher and Sexy. Melon or What?

  • FORKPLAY 7/9/13  (7/9/2013)
  • Southern Accent. Uncle Boon's Family Ways. Broadway Baby. Distilled. Stella.

  • ForkPlay 6/19/13  (6/19/2013)
  • East Hampton Escape. Fresh. North Fork Table. Blanca: Counter Indicated. Chef Bianco Returns: Costata. Daniel Reveries.

  • ForkPlay 6/5/13  (6/5/2013)
  • Wedding Night Sex. Cherry Sizzles. Melibea Cruising. Cull and Pistol. Rock It.

  • ForkPlay 5/21/13  (5/21/2013)
  • Steal The Menu. ABC Cocina. Heidi’s House. 83 ½. Cocina Economica. I Eat Unhappily So You Don’t Have To. Use my Discount.

  • ForkPlay 5/7/13  (5/7/2013)
  • My Mother Saralee. Carmellini Corners. Lafayette Again. Seeing Stars. Wong Is Right Again. Rumble at The Rock. Nougatine Makeover.

  • Forkplay 4/24/13  (4/24/2013)
  • Spreading Rumors. Greenwich Project. Lao Dong Bei. Feast. Lincoln.

  • ForkPlay 4/10/13  (4/11/2013)
  • Foodie Top 100. Real or Imposter Carbone. Stella by Starlight. The Road to Salvation. Lincoln Detours.

  • ForkPlay 03/27/13  (3/27/2013)
  • Magical Thinking. It's about Bourbon. Loverly JoJo. Towers Topple at Gotham. Topping Rose House.

  • ForkPlay 03/13/13  (3/13/2013)
  • No More Magical Thinking. Battersby Brass. L&W Oyster Co. Too Many Brooches. Empellón Cocina Push. Lunch with a Vu.

  • ForkPlay 02/26/13  (2/26/2013)
  • Honoring Bocuse. Tower of Babbo. Fifty Shades of Corton. Seeking Paris Apartment. The House That Herring Built.

  • ForkPlay 02/13/13  (2/13/2013)
  • How'm I Doin'? Arlington Club Stakes. Bill's Food & Drink. Antonucci. Daniel Celebrates.

  • ForkPlay 01/30/13  (1/30/2013)
  • Fairway Capers. The Marrow. Winter Sale. EN Japanese Soars. Two Little Bakers.

  • ForkPlay 01/16/12  (1/16/2013)
  • Linguistic Dilemmas. Highs of 2012. My Short Ribs Obsession. What About Desert. Sirio Without Sirio. Duck A L'Orange. Tyler's Food Porn.

  • ForkPlay 01/ 03/13  (1/3/2013)
  • Eating Around. L'Absinthe: Choose Your Poison. New Year's Eve @Salumeria. Christmas Day Dim Sum. Cesare's Spritzer Recipe

  • ForkPlay 12/11/12  (12/11/2012)
  • Year End Thoughts. Pino's Last Stand. Talde Marathon. Incurable Collector's Tag Sale.

  • ForkPlay 11/28/12  (11/28/2012)
  • Alas, Poor Twinkies. Lunch at the Met. Arthur-on-Smith. Sugar & Plumm. White Truffles in Winter. Mud Mask & Chinese Pockets

  • ForkPlay 11/13/12  (11/13/2012)
  • Citymeals: Delivering in the Dark. Inn at Little Washington. On the Road. Barrio By Candlelight. Il Mulino. Vintage Evening Bags.

  • ForkPlay 10/23/12  (10/23/2012)
  • Celebrating Steven. Fall at ABC Kitchen. Pascal's Picks. Rozanne's Sweet Potato Tart. The Library. Ducks Eatery. Hopi Mud Mask.

  • ForkPlay10/09/12  (10/10/2012)
  • Road Food Rage. Crave Fishbar. City Grit. Neta at Last. Veritas. Empellon Cocina. Vintage Evening Bags.

  • ForkPlay 9/19/12  (9/19/2012)
  • Campbell's Soup. Swine. Jean Georges After Dark. Pigging Out at Wong. Fall Pastry Treats.

  • ForkPlay 9/7/12  (9/7/2012)
  • Living. Foragers City Table. Governor. HamptonsEats. Crave South Edison. Southfork Kitchen.

  • ForkPlay 8/23/2012  (8/23/2012)
  • Le Bernardin. Raymi. Atlantic Grill. Flushing Eats. Steven: Letting Go

  • ForkPlay 8/9/12  (8/9/2012)
  • Whimsical Bests. Maybe Magic. Wisconsin Pizza. Sexy Kosher. Fitful Fig. Comfort Me With Grom. Detours by Richter.

  • ForkPlay 7/24/12  (7/24/2012)
  • Porter House Erotica. Pepperhead Alert. Caesar Salad. Farewell Sylvia. Brooklyn Diner. BouludSud.

  • ForkPlay 7/16/12  (7/16/2012)
  • Nora: Farewell and Bon Appetit. My Dinner/Reading. A.G. Kitchen. Strip House Secession. Vintage Reviews. Three Last Bites.

  • ForkPlay 6/28/12  (6/28/2012)
  • Sex Is Back. Dinner-Reading@PorterHouse. Contrary@Hakkasan. Yopparai. Tatou Nostalgia. Tulsi. Summer at ABC Kitchen. MakeMyCake:Nico&Anne.

  • ForkPlay 6/13/12  (6/13/2012)
  • Yanou Vows War. Short Rib Epiphany. Calliope Hums. Bocuse Alive. Food City Chicago: Schwa, L2O Jewels, Girl and a Goat, Paris Club. Auntie Yuan. Singapura.

  • ForkPlay 5/22/12  (5/22/2012)
  • Craig's Legacy. Pampered at Primola. Food in Film. Wong Again. Raising a Gourmand.

  • ForkPlay 5/4/12  (5/4/2012)
  • Salt Warning. Who's on First. Clyde Scores. No Madding. UNESCO Tribute. Café China. Trucking for Citymeals.


  • ForkPlay 4/17/12  (4/17/2012)
  • Toxic Food Words. Brasserie Pushkin. Caviar Excess. Benoit Comes of Age. Faux Spring at Telepan. A Girl and Her Pig.

  • ForkPlay 3/27/12  (3/27/2012)
  • Shades of Blue. Steak Frites. La Quenelle. Vitae. Sloppy Serafina. The Hungry Giant.

  • ForkPlay 3/8/12  (3/8/2012)
  • Global chatter. Heat at Empellón Cocina. Lugo Caffé Again. Jeanne and Gaston. Daniel's Birthday.

  • ForkPlay 2/22/2012  (2/22/2012)
  • Downtown Celebrations. Eating Around: North End Grill. Alison's. Anejo. Don Antonio. Papa Gaga.

  • ForkPlay 2/8/2012  (2/8/2012)
  • Adultery Is Back. Caffe Storico. Masak. Bowery Diner. Water Club's Sunday Deal. Dinner at RedFarm.

  • ForkPlay 1/26/2012  (1/26/2012)
  • The Doggy Bag. Valentine's Day. LeCirque: Chefs on Parade. La Mangeoire. Prima on First.

  • ForkPlay 1/11/2012  (1/11/2012)
  • PeraSoho. 2011 Favorites. The Dutch. Discount Lunches. Flea Market. Cesare's Contrition.

  • ForkPlay 12/22/2011  (12/22/2011)
  • Apologies to Tony. Last Minute Gifts. Keeping Warm


  • ForkPlay 12/20/2011  (12/20/2011)
  • Time Out for the Critic. Brooklyn Diner. The Smith Midtown. Donatella's Spin. My Holiday Flea. Lupa Anyway. T Bar Woos the Nabe.


  • ForkPlay 12/7/2011  (12/8/2011)
  • Gift of Venice. Loi. Plaza Food Hall Reboot. Capizzi. City Slickers on the Farm. Morso. My Treasures.

  • ForkPlay 11/22/2011  (11/22/2011)
  • Racial Profiling. Wong Reducks, Jean-Georges' Home Cooking. Wine for Food Lovers. Penny's New French Interior.

  • ForkPlay 11/09/2011  (11/9/2011)
  • Augustus on Guard. Nice Enough: Promenade. Venice Eats: Al Covo. Fiaschetteria. Corte Sconta. Venetian Light. Wine Opus Two

  • ForkPlay 10/04/2011  (10/4/2011)
  • The Waffle House Index. Drama at Lincoln. Bodrum. RedFarm. Dinner with Josephine. Clementine Paddleford.

  • ForkPlay 9/20/2011  (9/20/2011)
  • Old London. Wong. Lookbook on Le Bernardin. The Mark. Pastry Paris. Preserves & Pickles. Plum Rum Conserve.

  • ForkPlay 8/31/2011  (8/31/2011)
  • Irene Threatens. Citymeals Delivers. Countdown to RedFarm.

  • ForkPlay 8/23/2011  (8/23/2011)
  • Critics for Sale. Almond Erotica. Finding Jean-Georges. Hampton Eats. La Esquina. Cool Peach-Tomato Bisque.

  • ForkPlay July 26, 2011  (7/26/2011)
  • Curb Your Chewing Gum. Penny-pinchers@BLT Steak. High@Miss Lily's. Soda Fountain Revival. Jean Georges Flirt.

  • ForkPlay July 12, 2011  (7/12/2011)
  • The Wedding Dress. Blue Skies. Casa Nonna. Eating Around. Torture at Salinas. Remembering George.

  • ForkPlay June 28, 2011  (6/28/2011)
  • The Bagel Diaspora. Summer Spritzer. Ask Gael: Breakfast. CrossBar. Duo.

  • ForkPlay June 15, 2011  (6/15/2011)
  • Plum Guesting. Morning Chocolate. Boulud Sud. Qi Bangkok Eatery. Eating Around: Coppelia.

  • ForkPlay June 1, 2011  (6/1/2011)
  • Delicious Sex Redux. Taste of Home. Dutch Treat. MP Taverna. My Career in Chocolate. Zero Otto Nove.

  • ForkPlay May 17, 2011  (5/17/2011)
  • Never Too Old. Eating Around: Stuzzicheria. Lincoln. Coppelia. Ed’s Soft Shell Crab. KLM Aspiration.

  • ForkPlay May 5, 2011  (5/5/2011)
  • Home Again at Boulud Sud. High Life Afloat. Vertical in Valencia. Adria Brothers' Tickets. The Kingdom of Lynch-Bages. Red Rooster.

  • ForkPlay April 19, 2011  (4/19/2011)
  • Death Rattle. 24 Hour Diner. Iron Forgione. Fiorello Flirtation. Don't Disturb the Lox, Please. Cakes for Vegans.

  • ForkPlay April 5, 2011  (4/5/2011)
  • Eating in the Dark. David Burke on Stage. Pier 9. From Roof to Table. Agua Fresca. Martha’s Popup. Jonathan’s Italian.

  • ForkPlay March 22, 2011  (3/22/2011)
  • The Quinoa Crisis. Nuela, Hurricane Club. La Silhouette. Spasso. Spicy Fruit Salad.

  • ForkPlay March 8, 2011  (3/8/2011)
  • Chodorow-Bashing. Strictly Vegetarian. Socarrat Again. Ember is Smokin’. Jospehine's Amazing Biscotti.

  • ForkPlay February 22, 2011  (2/23/2011)
  • What Happens Where. Stadium Grill. Eating LA. Razor Clams. Daniel's Burgundy & Truffles.

  • ForkPlay February 8, 2011  (2/8/2011)
  • Super Bowl Sunday. Holy Basil, It's Tulsi. Bronx Detour. Jasmine Revolution. Tiger.

  • ForkPlay January 25, 2011  (1/25/2011)
  • The Hungry Muse. For Whom the Bell Tolls. The National. Looking for America.

  • ForkPlay January 11, 2011  (1/11/2011)
  • Remembering Craig. Ai Fiori. Beauty & Essex. Chocolate Chicks.

  • ForkPlay December 28, 2010  (12/28/2010)
  • My Christmas Trees. Andrea's Wine Glass. Fish Tag. Two for the Nabes. Savoring Saveur.

  • ForkPlay December 16, 2010  (12/16/2010)
  • Bonus Onus. Ciano Longings. Donatella. Grapenuts Gather. Gift for Your Eyes.

  • ForkPlay December 2, 2010  (12/2/2010)
  • Fairway vs Trader Joe's. Lincoln. Rouge et Blanc. That Vegetarian is Back. Yours, Julia.

  • ForkPlay November 16, 2010  (11/16/2010)
  • Christmas Fever. Porter House. Brooklyn Bowl. Mesa Grill. Holiday Desserts. Gifts for Collectors.

  • ForkPlay November 3, 2010  (11/3/2010)
  • Brooklyn Bowl. Aureole. Hurricane Club. Bar Basque. Devi Delivers. Mehtaphor. KatieRoseCakes.