food 05.30.12

Fork, Knife, Spoon
Every Person in New York

At The Good Fork, 391 Van Brunt [Coffey/Van Dyke]
718.643.6636, Sohui Kim is in the kitchen, her husband Ben Schneider is front of house. That formal distinction is the only thing formal about this ideal version of a mom-and-pop restaurant, one where the Korean-inflected American food (entrees average $20) and the chill vibe are compatibility itself. It's been around for six years, plenty of time to develop diehard fans, though one visit to this Red Hook charmer can convert you, too. Don't miss the pork and chive dumplings as an app, but no worries if you do. You'll be back.

Schmidt Brothers Cutlery, launched two years ago by actual brothers Jared and Jordan Schmidt, brings the artisanal touch to affordable kitchen knives. They come by their trade honestly: their grandparents owned a NJ restaurant and butcher shop. The bros. sell by the knife—an eight-inch stainless steel Chef's Knife, covered in Titanium, is $40—as well as block sets. You can find an exclusive collection by the Schmidts at West Elm.

Originally published in 1950, The Silver Spoon Cookbook is an Italian kitchen staple. It's now been revised and updated, checking in at 1464 pages, with contributions from local heroes like Mario Batali and Rich Torrisi. It's $49.95 from Phaidon, the publisher, though Amazon has it for $27.14.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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