Friends Central Perk Coffee Shop in New YorkWarner Bros/Everett

The Friends Central Perk Coffee Shop Is Coming to New York

Originally posted 08/27/2014 04:00PM

Two things that will always be there for you: Friends reruns and coffee.
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U.S. Open Italian Sandwich Recipe
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RECIPES: Italian Combo and Herbed Cheese Panini Sandwiches

Originally posted 08/26/2014 04:00PM

Chef Mario Carbone
Heineken House at the 2014 U.S. Open

Zesty Italian Combo
Serves 1

1 Italian hero roll, toasted and cut in half
3 thin slices pepperoni
3 thin slices sopressata
3 thin slices Genoa salami
4 thin slices ham
3 thin slices mortadella
3 thin slices provolone cheese
3 tbsp. sliced sweet peppers
2 thin slices tomato
¼ cup shredded iceberg lettuce
2 oz. Italian red wine vinaigrette, divided in half

1. Build the sandwich on the bottom half of hero roll with sliced meats, cheese, and tomato slices. Dress the shredded iceberg lettuce with 1 ounce of vinaigrette and add to sandwich, finishing with sliced sweet peppers.

2. Brush the top half of the roll with the rest of the vinaigrette and assemble sandwich. Cut in half to serve.

The Godfather (Herbed Cheese Panini)
Serves 1

1  ciabatta roll, cut in half
2 tbsp. garlic butter
2 tbsp. grated parmesan
4 slices fresh mozzarella (approximately 3 to 4 oz.)
1.5 tbsp. mixed chives and parsley, chopped
2 fresh basil leaves, torn in half

1. Spread both sides of the roll with the garlic butter. Top both sides equally with grated parmesan and chopped herbs.

2. Top the halves with 2 slices of mozzarella each. Add tomato slices and torn basil leaves and assemble sandwich.

3. Heat panini press and cook sandwich until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Cut in half to serve.

U.S. Open Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe
Courtesy Emirates Airlines

RECIPE: Chicken Tikka Masala

Originally posted 08/26/2014 04:00PM

Ravi Nage
Executive Chef, Emirates Airlines
Served at 2014 U.S. Open

Chicken Tikka Masala
Serves 4

For chicken:
1 ½ to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. paprika or chili powder
kosher salt (to taste)
2 tbsp. butter

For marinade:
1 cup Greek yogurt
½ teaspoon garlic paste
½ teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tsp. paprika or chili powder
2 tbsp. fresh ginger paste
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. fresh ginger paste
2 tbsp. mustard oil

For tikka masala sauce:
10 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. fresh ginger paste
4 to 5 chopped green chile peppers
1 tbsp. paprika or chili powder
kosher salt (to taste)
½ teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 tbsp. whole garam masala
½ teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tbsp. garlic paste
2 tbsp. honey
1 cup heavy cream
14 oz. tomato purée

1. Make incisions with a sharp knife on the pieces of the chicken.

2. Apply a mixture of 1 tsp. red chili powder, 1 tbsp. lemon juice and salt to the chicken and set aside for half an hour.

3. In a bowl assemble the marinade by adding yogurt, 1 tsp. red chili powder, salt, 1 tbsp. each of ginger and garlic paste, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, ½ tsp. garam masala powder and mustard oil. Apply this marinade to the chicken pieces and refrigerate for three to four hours.

4. Preheat oven to 400F.

5. Skewer the chicken and cook for ten to twelve minutes.

6. Baste chicken with butter and cook for another two minutes. Remove and set aside.

7. To make masala sauce, heat butter in a pan and add whole garam masala. Sauté for two minutes before adding 1 tbsp. each of ginger and garlic pastes and chopped green chilies. Cook for two minutes.

8. Add tomato purée, 1 tsp. red chili powder, ½ tsp. garam masala powder, salt and one cup of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes.

9. Add honey, dried fenugreek and cooked chicken tandoori pieces. Simmer for five minutes and then add fresh cream. Serve with basmati rice, dal or naan.

U.S. Open Vodka Lemonade Recipe
Courtesy Grey Goose

RECIPE: Vodka Honey Deuce (Raspberry Lemonade)

Originally posted 08/26/2014 03:59PM

Grey Goose Vodka
2014 U.S. Open

Honey Deuce Cocktail (Vodka Raspberry Lemonade)
Serves 1

crushed ice
1 ¼ oz. vodka
lemonade, preferably freshly squeezed (for topping off)
½ oz. raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord)
skewered honeydew melon balls

1. Fill a chilled highball glass with crushed ice and add vodka.

2. Top with lemonade to just below the rim, then add raspberry liqueur.

3. Garnish with melon balls.

U.S. Open Corn on the Cob Recipe
Courtesy Maya

RECIPE: Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Aioli and Fresh Cheese

Originally posted 08/26/2014 03:58PM

Richard Sandoval
Mini Maya at the 2014 U.S. Open

Corn on the Cob
Serves 4

4 ears of corn, shucked
1 gallon water
kosher salt
½ cup chipotle aioli (recipe below)
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. chile powder
1 lime cut into 8 wedges

1. In a large pot, add the water and bring to a rapid boil. Salt the water generously (it should taste like seawater).

2. Drop corn into water and cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and drain.

3. Brush each ear of corn with chipotle aioli (recipe below), then coat with parmesan cheese and chile powder.

4. Skewer corn and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Chipotle Aioli
Makes 2 cups

2 cups mayonnaise
2 tsp. canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, puréed in blender
1 tbsp. honey
juice of 1 lime

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined; reserve in refrigerator until serving.

U.S. Open Food Vendor Recipes
Stan Honda/AFP/Getty; Courtesy Grey Goose

A Foodie’s Guide to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament

Originally posted 08/25/2014 06:52PM

For food lovers, the dishes being served at the 2014 U.S. Open, which began Monday in New York City, are as exciting as the balls being launched from the baselines and the celebrity sightings in the stands.
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Action Bronson Instagrams Noma
Courtesy Action Bronson

Rapper Action Bronson Instagrams All 24 Courses at the World’s Best Restaurant

Originally posted 08/25/2014 04:03PM

We solemnly swear we will never ask rapper Action Bronson to put his phone away at the dinner table. At least not if he keeps sharing food porn like this on Instagram.

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SJP Burgers
Courtesy Sarah Jessica Parker; Gilbert Carrasquill

Sarah Jessica Parker Feasts on Tamales and Margaritas in Houston

Originally posted 08/21/2014 05:50PM

She may have just perfected her first life-changing burger, but when it comes to Mexican food, Sarah Jessica Parker prefers to dine out.
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Kate Moss's Breast Inspired a Champagne Glass
Courtesy Vogue

Which of Kate Moss’s Body Parts Inspired a Champagne Glass?

Originally posted 08/21/2014 04:48PM

For decades, Kate Moss has been admired for her looks: her dewy eyes, creamy complexion, stunning legs. Now, another body part can be added to the must-love list: her left breast.
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Stephanie Izard Ice Bucket Challenge
Joe Laedtke

Top Chef ’s Stephanie Izard ‘Flashdances’ Her Ice Bucket Challenge

Originally posted 08/21/2014 11:58AM

After viewing Top Chef champ Stephanie Izard‘s recreation of the iconic water scene from Flashdance for her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, we wouldn’t quite say — sing with us — “She’s a maniac, maniac, on the floor.”
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