In today’s USA Today, Mary Cadden talks to Sarah Carey, co-author of Martha Stewart’s Cooking School about “a few festive foodie gifts.”
“Offerings With Good Taste”
Edible gifts are a perfect way to wish the epicurean in your life a happy holiday. USA Today asks Sarah Carey, co-author of Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, for a few festive foodie gifts…
“Smoked salmon is perfect for a holiday brunch.” Carey suggests a gift basket from New York’s Russ & Daughters, a Lower East Side culinary institution that specializes in smoked fish. Martha’s Favorites Package (smoked salmon, wild Alaskan salmon roe, cream cheese, bagels, bialys, herring, macaroons, Ambrosia, Russ & Daughters tote bag), $99 at Russanddaughters.com
Also, be sure to check out another USA Today article, from yesterday‘s paper: “Classic New York: Old Venues, New Thrills.” In it, Liz Humphreys writes:
As indicated by its name, “New” York is definitely not “Old” York. This constantly shifting city is often focused on the here and now, the spots that have opened the most recently and are getting the loudest buzz. But there are plenty of NYC hotspots that date not from the 21st century but from the early 20th or even the 19th century – and are still going strong. Here’s a look at a select group of places to eat, drink and shop that have lasted for around 100 years, give or take a decade or two.
Classic stores: Still selling after all these years
Many of today’s traditional New York stores are now run by subsequent generations of the founding families, including the first two listed below.
Russ & Daughters
Up until the 1960s, New York was chock-full of appetizing stores, which sold “appetizers” such as smoked fish, salads and cream cheese to be eaten with bagels. One of the last remaining appetizing stores in New York City is the Lower East Side’s Russ & Daughters (179 E. Houston St.; 212-475-4880; russanddaughters.com), which has been selling these traditional foods since 1914. It’s still a great place to go for herring, smoked salmon and other smoked fish, plus an extensive selection of dried fruit. Proof of its enduring popularity: This year New York Magazine cited Russ & Daughters as the best place in the city to buy bagels and lox.
- Jen Snow