I do Poké

My favorite meal lately: Poké. The Hawaiian staple is basically marinated raw fish, with a variety of fresh toppings.

(Poké is one of the biggest trends in food, and poke restaurants are very popular in Los Angeles and are popping up in New York and the rest of the country).

 

We ordered this tuna poke beauty at Ohana Poké, during a recent trip to L.A.:

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If you want to make your own poke, Food 52 has the best how-to guide:

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From my kitchen:

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Planning a trip to L.A.?  These are great spots:

Ohana Poké

Sweetfin Poké

New York? Get the list from the New York Times :

Sons of Thunder (the NYT says it is the best!)

Pokéworks

Wisefish Poké

 

(photo 2 by Linda Xiao, photos 1 and 3 by moi)

New Gourmet Food Halls

Um conceito antigo, o Food Hall reúne sob um mesmo teto, restaurantes, lojas, mercados e estandes de alimentação. Cada vez mais interessantes (e nem sempre caros), eles estão aparecendo, e sendo re-inventados, em diferentes cidades do mundo.

 

Os novos (e os renovados) gourmet Food Halls:

Los Angeles: Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market, a downtown landmark since 1917, brings together the cuisines and cultures of LA.

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New York: City Kitchen at Row, NYC

City Kitchen brings New York’s most desired and hyped food concepts to the bull’s eye of NYC – Times Square. Visitors and locals can delight in the city’s best dishes – without having to travel to taste them.

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New Orleans: St. Roch Market

An iconic centerpiece of downtown, the St. Roch Market was a mainstay of the turn-of-the-century creole neighborhood carrying the same name. The St. Roch Market has returned, showcasing local produce, sundries and prepared foods from a talented and diverse line-up of chefs.

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Rotterdam: Markthal

The Netherlands’ largest indoor market, with about 20 shops/restaurants and 90 different vendors, is an architectural destination.

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Copenhagen: Copenhagen Street Food

Copenhagen Street Food on Papirøen (Paper Island) in Copenhagen is the city’s first and only genuine street food market. In the small food trucks you can get delicious sustainable street food from all corners of the world – and enjoy it indoors in the raw halls or in the sun overlooking the city’s waterfront.

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Florence: Mercato Centrale di Firenze

“For years, the upstairs floor of Il Mercato Centrale Firenze, which opened in 1874, sat empty. A recent renovation transformed it into the ideal Italian food court, stocked with a cheese monger, a craft-beer stand, a wine station, and stalls of salumi, pizza, gelato, fresh-made pasta, and chocolate.” (Saveur)

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Madrid: Platea

“The former Carlos III cinema in Plaza Colón has been converted into a spectacular food market with restaurants, bars and stalls of myriad kinds, all overseen by three Spanish chefs with a total of six Michelin stars between them.” (The Guardian)

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photos:2.New York Mag., 3.Rush Jagoe, 4.Michel Porro (via The Guardian), 5.via Boon Edam

Fall’s Art Openings

As exposições de arte e arquitetura mais badaladas do calendário de Outono :

 

-Los Angeles: The Broad Museum

O museu, inaugurado em Setembro em downtown L.A, foi desenhado por Diller Scofidio + Renfro e é mais uma memorável adição ao mundo das artes. Um belo espaço para a poderosa coleção de Ely e Edyth Broad.

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– Milão: Fondazione Prada- “An Introduction” (até 10 de Janeiro 2016)

O espaço milanês da Fundação Prada (inaugurado recentemente) foi desenhado por Rem Koolhaas e OMA, integrando 7 edifícios de 1910 a 3 novas estruturas.

“An Introduction” explora metodologias diferentes de colecionar.

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-New York: Guggenheim Museum- “Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting” (9 de Outubro a 6 de Janeiro)

A primeira retrospectiva nos EUA, em mais de 35 anos, do importante artista italiano do pós-guerra.

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-New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art- “Jacqueline de Ribes, The Art of Style” (19 de Novembro a 21 de Fevereiro)

O estilo icônico de Jacqueline de Ribes será o tema do novo show do MET Costume Institute.

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-Chicago: Chicago Architecture Bienal- “The State of the Art of Architecture” (3 de Outubro a 3 de Janeiro)

A primeira Bienal de Arquitetura realizada nos EUA, mostrando o melhor da arquitetura contemporânea, novos talentos, projetos e experimentos.

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-Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago- “Making Place, The Architecture of David Adjaye” (até 3 de Janeiro)

Uma visão aprofundada da obra do importante arquiteto, conhecido por sua relação intensa com a história, cultura e ambiente que cercam seus projetos.

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Minneapolis: Walker Art Center- “Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia”(24 de Outubro a 28 de Fevereiro)

Um exame das interseções entre arte, arquitetura e design com a contra-cultura dos anos 60 e 70.

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New York: Spa + Fitness

Os exercícios favoritos das “cool girls” em Nova York:

The “cool girls”‘ favorite workouts:

Ballet Beautiful:

98 Greene Street, Soho

Criado pela bailarina Mary Helen Bowes o exercício inspirado nas aulas de ballet é o favorito das modelos da Victoria’s Secret. As aulas, algumas ao vivo, também estão disponíveis na internet.

 

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“The Class” :

291 Broadway, 4th floor

Criado por Taryn Toomey, o exercício intenso trabalha o corpo e a mente, aliando posturas de ioga com cardio e sculpting.

 

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AKT in Motion:

244 East 84th St. at Second Av., 4th Floor

52 Mercer St., 4th Floor, Soho

Criadas por Ana Kaiser, as aulas tem como foco os movimentos da ioga, dança, resistência  e “jumping”.

 

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E como ninguém é de ferro, o spa mais bacana da cidade:

Aire Ancient Baths:

88 Franklyn St., TriBeCa

tel: 212- 274 3777

Banhos termais, aromaterapia, massagens e ioga, num ambiente tranquilo e elegante, na tradição dos antigos banhos gregos e romanos.

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Great Coffee: New York

Dica para os que amam um bom café: o New York Times oferece um mapa interativo com os endereços dos melhores cafés da cidade (Manhattan e Brooklyn).

The New York Times has put together an interactive map with the addresses where you can have a great cup of coffee (Manhattan and Brooklyn).

Alguns favoritos:

Some favorites:

 

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recommended article: New York in nine coffees at nytimes.com (by Oliver Strand, photos by Karsten Moran)