Next to annoying "insight" into real estate, New York's most valuable conversation currency is a freaky knowledge of all things food -- but how to amass such information when you're stuck at your desk eating packets of sugar? Let it come to you, via Tasting Table New York.
Just launched, Tasting Table's a free, daily food and booze email that offers an insider's look at NY's culinary scene, giving you the goods you need to make friends, influence people, and blow minds when you explain how drinking a particular brand of boxed wine could actually save the planet. Articles cover dining, wine, bars, cooking, and restaurant chatter (which chef got canned, which chef got murdered, etc.), and so far range from an easy alternative to Momofuku KO to a profile of Bierkraft's Ben Granger, who knows as much about hops as you do Hazelnut Cream K-Cups. For seriously niche tips, hit "Status Ingredient" to learn why your bloody mary would be vastly improved by harissa, or prep for your Halloween bash by picking up a Clover Club punch recipe so potent, you'll think you actually are "Sexy Ghostbuster w/ Realistic Proton Pack."
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