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Gabrielle Sierra is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared on Gothamist, Paste, Billboard, MySpace, Narratively, and Metro. She is also the co-founder of a newsletter and website called High-Strung.

Chef’s Dish: Sohail Zandi


Chef Sohail Zandi balances creativity and simplicity in Upstate New York at Brushland Eating House.

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Great 28: Cheese + Lamb


The Great 28 is featured in our annual Cheese Pairings issue.  While a popular menu item in many parts of the world, lamb is not a common order in the United States. In fact, the average American consumes less than a pound of the protein per year, compared to nearly 200 pounds of beef, pork, and chicken. Why? Some […]

A Childhood Romance with American Cheese


Stealing Slices When I had a slice of American cheese in my hand, all was right with the world. It was summertime and I had spent the day swimming in a friend’s pool. At the barbecue, each child was handed an individually wrapped cheese slice to place on a hamburger. I had never seen cheese […]