Like most New Yorkers -- natives, transplants, whomever -- we love bagels. We love bagels so much that we did a whole episode on them last season. But we didn't quite capture the essence of this city’s bagel identity. So we're calling for a do-over. On our season finale of Food/Groups, we take on New York City's bagels (again) and this time we're diving into the history of smoked salmon, or lox, which has become a key food item to the NYC bage...
Frank Pinello continues his Frank Experience adventures by checking out the Acme Smoked Fish factory headquarters in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Frank learns what it takes to go from a full salmon to the finely sliced lox that’s become an iconic New York City staple. From filleting to brining to smoking to slicing, it's all done by hand at Acme, and Frank was there to learn every step of the process.
Hey there, aspiring smoked salmon slicer! If you’re reading this, you’ve already made the decision to learn how to slice smoked salmon like the pros. Achieving that perfect slice time after time can take some practice to master, but with the help of this quick start guide, you’ll be well on your way to wowing friends and family with your slicing skills!
If New Yorkers know anything, it’s how to sniff out a good piece of smoked salmon. Ask anyone, and they'll tell you Acme Smoked Fish is the place to go for the best smoked fish products in NYC. Producer Spencer Alben visits the 100-year-old, family-owned factory for a behind-the-scenes tour and learns how the business went from humble beginnings to a local institution.
In his new TODAY All Day series “Family Style,” Al Roker explores New York City to learn about the origins of bagels and lox. Al visits Russ & Daughters where he learns how to slice smoked salmon, then he tours one of the largest fish smokehouses in the U.S. For a taste of the future, he also learns how to make vegan "lox" from cured carrots.