Jenni Avins

Author archive, Quartz

Click here for a link to Jenni’s author archive at Quartz, the Atlantic’s global business site.
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Bounty by the Plateful, a gourmet journey in Australia for Virtuoso Life

Click here for a link to the virtual copy of Virtuoso Life’s March/April 2013 issue, pages 56-61.
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The Night I Ate Raccoon, Bobcat, and Coyote with Baron Ambrosia, for First We Feast

To wake up the morning after the Bronx Pipe Smoking Society Small Game Dinner is to have a very special sort of hangover. It’s not just the primal thirst and protein sweats one might expect from pipe smoking and small game. It is a barrage of inescapable, visceral memories that mingle with one’s dreams, as if the evening’s host, Baron Ambrosia (the creation and alter-ego of filmmaker...
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Your Bespoke Getaway: Margaret River, Australia for New York Magazine

Totally customized, up-to-the-minute recommendations for real escapees. New Yorkers tend to have been everywhere, done everything, seen it all, and lived to tweet about it. Notoriously fickle and impossibly worldly, they have very particular needs and don’t want the same old solutions. So for them, we’ve created a custom vacation planner with twists aplenty. We grilled local couples, best...
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Remixed: A DIY Cocktail Column at Buzzfeed

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Miracle in the Jungle, Gourmet

You might think you’ve heard it all about açaí, the Amazon rain forest “superfruit” that stormed North American shores a few years ago—that it has omega–3 fats sufficient to make a salmon blush, antioxidants to put pomegranates to shame, and grows wild in Brazil. It was in 2002, before most people here had heard of açaí, that I fell in love with this little berry. Eventually, I...
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Remembrance of Summers Past, Gourmet

  There is a culinary canon I associate with my Aunt Nancy’s beach house in Saltaire, on Fire Island, just outside New York City: fried clams from the ferry dock, pasta with herbs pulled from the barrels on the wooden deck, Goldfish crackers from a bag on the beach. But no dish conjures Fire Island memories more than my mom’s blueberry muffins: sweet and cakelike, their sticky...
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Everyone Loves Elsie, Saveur Magazine

My mom grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York but settled in St. Louis, a city with little room for cows. Still, she found space for one small heifer: Elsie, the Borden Dairy mascot. When I was a kid, our dining room housed an Elsie shrine: vintage signs, toy milk trucks, and salt and pepper shakers, all of them bearing the image of that grinning, long-lashed bovine beauty. They were...
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Momofuku Madness, Saveur.com

The celebrity chef David Chang reveals the inspiration for his recent cookbook, his favorite New York City haunts, and more. By Jenni Avins Just when you thought the culinary superstar David Chang could do no more (he’s the chef and owner of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ssäm Bar, Ko, and Milk Bar, with a fifth restaurant scheduled to open soon), he’s teamed up with the food writer Peter...
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The Legacy of Craig Claiborne, Saveur.com

A discussion on the late food writer’s lasting impact on the culinary world for Saveur.com. Last week was unofficially observed as Craig Claiborne Week in New York City, and two separate panels met to discuss the late food writer’s lasting impact on the culinary world. At a talk hosted by the New School, “ Craig Claiborne and the Invention of Food Journalism“, the...
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