Something Fishy…in Brighton Beach.

by Emily on August 24, 2009 · 7 comments

in Research

Hello, dear readers. Upload speeds have been crazy-inducing amounts of slow at my home as of late, which prevents me from uploading videos and photos that are necessary to complete the next few posts. I have to take Mouth of the Border to a coffee shop with a stable connection this week to get this party started again. I'm hoping you'll continue to be patient with me because, not only do I have some amazing Jamaican recipes to share with you, my cooking partner for those posts has a few things to add, too. Behind the scenes, I've started research for the September posts on the next neighborhood we'll be exploring together. Brighton Beach, located right next to Coney Island in Brooklyn, is home to a large Russian and eastern European community nicknamed Little Odessa.

Herring & potatoes, Brighton Beach, 8.22.09

Here's just a taste of our travels so far: Pickled herring with potatoes.

It's quite a transition going from the firey, spiced cuisine of the West Indian communities in Crown Heights to the heavy, garlicky food of Brighton Beach. But it's so very cool to get to see what's "hiding" right under our noses (and mouths) here in wonderful neighborhoods in New York. Also, one quick note: If you're interested in following me around when I'm doing research for this website, you can follow me on Twitter. I post pictures of food and thoughts on the neighborhoods while I'm wandering around. Anything related to MouthOfTheBorder.com on Twitter appears in my feed with the hashtag #MOTB - you can also comment back to me and recommend places for me to check out with that hashtag. Follow me @ECava.
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  • Brian

    Those fingers look sexy…who could they belong to??

  • http://memoirsofapalate.com/ alec

    woah, boy. I will most definitely be riding the subway on down to get some of this goodness. Thanks for the tip – can't wait to see what else you eat.

    • Emily

      Good stuff coming up – combos you wouldn’t think of. Pics from a Russian grocery store down there will blow your mind!

  • lauracococcia

    Will definitely check out your Tweets, but love this post – great snapshot of the research you're doing! Hope to see you soon! – Laura

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      Thanks, Laura. I need to make a few trips back, so let me know if you have a free weekend day sometime and want to come with. Hope you're settling in well to our wonderful city!

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      Thanks, Laura. I need to make a few trips back, so let me know if you have a
      free weekend day sometime and want to come with. Hope you're settling in
      well to our wonderful city!

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