Anne Noyes Saini

Anne Noyes Saini covers food culture, immigration, and the elderly in New York City—especially in Queens, where she lives. She has contributed to The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, WNYC-FM, WBUR-FM, and City Limits magazine.

Stories By Anne Noyes Saini

Pickled Pigs’ Feet and Other Postpartum Treats

Chinese culture dictates that new mothers bundle up indoors for a full month, consuming a strict diet of warming stews and pungent vinegars. Can a second-generation Chinese-American in Queens hang with this antiquated tradition?

Cooking in Translation

With the help of her Korean mother in Seoul and Italian-American mother-in-law in Brooklyn, a New Yorker becomes master of her own cuisine, and finds that taste buds have no borders.

Forgotten Foods of New York

From bread lines to automats, milkmen to soda fountains, five senior citizens look back on the NYC culinary traditions of their youth.