New York magazine’s April 23, 2012 issue covers “Artisanal Brooklyn,” with a generous 8-page spread about the borough’s movement toward locally made edibles. The subhead: “A step forward for food or a sign of the apocalypse? And does it matter when the stuff tastes so good?” (Read the full story here.)
A secondary piece showcases Brooklyn’s best “brewers, bakers and beef-jerky makers,” and includes Carroll Gardens’ own By Brooklyn, at 261 Smith Street near Degraw. Featured is its Binxgoods Genuine Vanilla, with the descriptor: “How to arrive at vanilla extract as fresh and pure as Binxgoods? First travel to India and befriend a bean farmer. Then let your imported beans steep for six weeks in your South Brooklyn kitchen.” The By Brooklyn website is here.