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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

February 15, 2021

Boishakhi: A Journey to Bangladesh, Via Ozone Park

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Queens -- Opening a restaurant during the pandemic was a “big risk,” Khaled Khan tells us. With his business partner and longtime friend, Tozammel Tanzil, we’re sitting in the back of Boishakhi, which they introduced last autumn in Ozone Park, a neighborhood in southern Queens not far from JFK Airport. “People don’t want to take chances on food they don’t know,” Tozammel adds. Read more
January 13, 2021

Bolivian Llama Party: Pump Up the Salteñas

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Queens -- When it comes to food from Central and South America, some dishes have become ubiquitous in the US – like the taco – while others haven’t seeped into the country’s consciousness in quite the same way. “We’d like for a salteña to be like a taco,” David Oropeza tells us at our table outside Bolivian Llama Party (BLP), the Sunnyside restaurant he co-owns with his two older brothers, Alex and Patrick. Read more
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