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A cup of coffee and a bouquet of flowers placed on a wooden table outdoors.

Celebrate spring at these floral cafes

As spring flowers bloom, city cafes offer floral treats and beverages evocative of the changing seasons.
Daeun Lee, Staff Writer Apr 26, 2023

During the pandemic, a flower subscription service went viral in Korea, my home country, allowing me to decorate homemade tiramisu and rice cakes with edible flowers, simply because...

Five panelists speaking on a stage in dim lighting. There is a projector screen behind them with the text “Rice Stories” that indicates the event is held at the Museum of the City of New York.

My relationship with rice: Rediscovering its richness

Rice is far from boring, and it’s a staple in many cultures. Grab a bowl and let me show you how to prepare it perfectly.
Daeun Lee, Staff Writer Feb 20, 2023

“Bap meogeosseoyo?” When my parents call me from back home in Korea, this is the question they unfailingly ask — even if it’s not yet mealtime. One of the most frequently...

A collage of three photos. On the left is a drawing of a big, red lollipop against a green background. In the middle is a lime green wall with the words “Food in New York” and “bigger than the plate” painted in elaborate fonts. On the right is an orange vendor’s cart inside a museum.

The food New York City eats, and where it comes from

Fabio Parasecoli, one of the curators of “Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate,” a special exhibition now on view at the Museum of the City of New York, gives you a guided tour.
Daeun Lee, Contributing Writer Feb 9, 2023

New York City is home to cuisines from all over the world. From the Jewish staple matzo ball soup to Cantonese siu mai, name any dish and you can likely find a restaurant that...

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Let’s spice up the season — just not with pumpkins!

From figs to chestnuts, here are some treats that take a spin on classic fall desserts.
Daeun Lee, Contributing Writer Nov 10, 2022

I can’t remember the last time I walked into a restaurant or cafe in the fall without seeing some version of a pumpkin — edible or not. Being from Korea, I just never quite...