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Dave Cook

Dave Cook, one of CB's correspondents for Queens, is a New York-based photojournalist. He grew up in the neighboring states of New Jersey and Connecticut, but his college years in New York cemented his love for the Big Apple. Since 2005 his website Eating In Translation has explored lesser-known food in the five boroughs of the city and, occasionally, farther afield. His work has also appeared in The New York Times; The Art of Eating; Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City; and many other publications.

Recent stories by Dave Cook

December 17, 2019

Best Bites 2019: Queens

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Queens -- Location, location, location is a familiar mantra of New York real estate; invariably it comes to bear on restaurants and other food businesses, too. When e-commerce giant Amazon decided not to build a second headquarters in Long Island City, many food vendors were disappointed, sometimes bitterly, at the loss of a possible 25,000 new customers. Read more
December 9, 2019

Warique: Peruvian Hideaway

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Queens -- In Quechua, a family of languages dating to the Inca Empire and still widely spoken in Peru, the word “wa” implies things that are hidden, or unknown. According to one widely held etymology, “warique” (wah-Ree-kay) suggests a secret place where one would go to savor food. Nowadays, keeping such a secret would be well and good for cultivating a sense of mystery, but not so good for building a clientele. Read more
Take a deep dive into the immigrant cooking experience on our Queens walk!
October 21, 2019

Kape’t Torta: Coffee and Cake, Filipino-Style

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Queens -- Tortas are modest in appearance – they resemble flattish cupcakes with minimal adornment – but they taste like breakfast at grandma’s to many homesick Filipinas. Read more