Following recipes isn’t exactly my strong suit. But I felt compelled to give Ossetian hand pies a try for Fourth of July. The food I most remember from childhood—apart from Italian takeout and hot dogs from Jackson roller rink—are my grandmother’s pierogi. She lived in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, a tight-knit Ukrainian-American community that centered […]More
Rachel Safko writes about niche markets and is consulted for expert research in consumer trends, most recently featured in Forbes. She covered developing markets at a major global investment firm for a decade, with previous experience as a literary and nonfiction editor in book publishing. Her features on food, culture, economics and luxury have been published in award-winning newspapers and magazines, with recent work in Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn about dealers who source rare tea and ceramics from Asia. More about her experience as a financial writer covering the developing economies can be found on Linked In. She hosts soirees in New York like this fika and is a food and drink specialist at IfOnly--cited by Bloomberg, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal for combining unique luxury experiences with philanthropic causes. Private events and consultations can be booked with her there, with a portion of proceeds donated to the Edible Schoolyard Project.
“I must do something,” Ms. Ezersky would say, whenever she got word of a friend’s death during our Russian lessons. Many of her friends were well-known artists in exile; she’d interviewed almost every famous Russian you could imagine and covered Joseph Brodsky’s memorial at St. John the Divine. Often, she’d stay up late writing tributes […]More