Crisp-crusted, with salty bits of crackling fat and a moist, pink, juicy interior, a boneless roasted leg of lamb is one of those spring treats that makes me wish winter came more than once a year just so we'd have more excuses to cook it. I'm not sure exactly when lamb became associated with Easter, but I'd like to thank the person who made it happen (it baffles me how little lamb we eat in this country compared to the Big Three meats).
Spring is rolling in—trees and flowers are beginning to bloom, the weather is warming up, and finally some fresh produce is joining the potatoes, carrots, and cabbages in the market. Which are you most looking forward to?
If you've ever wanted to make your own bakery quality bread at home but been stymied by the number of recipes on the internet, good news: San Francisco baker Josey Baker—that is indeed his real name—has written the first truly entry-level bread baking cookbook.
Lemongrass, keffir lime, and passion fruit are all ingredients you might associate with Cambodia. But what about chocolate? For the past six years, Griet Lorré, owner of The Shop in Phnom Penh, has been making handmade chocolates inspired by these traditional Southeast Asian flavors, and they're delicious.
Ropa vieja, the classic Cuban dish of shredded stewed beef flavored with a vinegary tomato and pepper sauce, is a natural choice for the slow cooker, stewed all day and served with rice and beans.
Easter brunches, food policy discussions, and a Japanese-inspired Seder—see what food events are coming up in the week ahead.
The Kuhn Rikon Spill Stopper is a big concave silicone disk that's designed to stop spillovers. There's a removable piece in the center that acts as a vent and allows liquid to bubble up and collect in the "bowl" of the Spill Stopper rather than spilling over the sides of the pot.
This moist bacon brownie is complemented by a honey bourbon ice cream. It's a decadent dessert I was happy to hog for myself.
Packed with crushed potato chips, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and two different sauces, this juicy, drippy, delicious grilled chicken sandwich is not only surprisingly quick and easy, it'll also rival any burger out there.
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Burgers loaded up with julienned beets, Edam cheese, pineapple, a fried egg, aioli, and tomato chutney can be yours at Queenstown Public House in Little Italy.
Flushing's Canton Gourmet serves fried chicken and fried rice that, bite for bite, is one of the tastiest meals in the neighborhood.
Made with sturdy lentils du Puy and a simple Dijon vinaigrette, David Lebovitz's lentil salad doesn't stray far from expected flavors. But each bite sings in perfect harmony with the next, making this dish a perfect template for experimentation.
[Photographs: Titus Ruscitti] The torta sandwich is as common in Mexican restaurants these days as tacos or burritos. Rick Bayless's Xoco made them fashionable, but they've always been a lunchtime favorite of Chicago's Mexican community. Dona Torta in Little...
Well spirits are, in a way, the bar's default: when you ask for a vodka-soda or rum and Coke, it's the well vodka or well rum that usually ends up in your drink.
When you can't get to Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe for biang biang noodles, you might want to consider Mei Mei.
How do Bubble Gum, Blue Raspberry, Sweet Lemonade, and Party Cake Peeps measure up to the original? We found out.
Be it a diner with a killer roast beef sandwich, a street cart off the beaten path, or a little Italian place that's still (perhaps blissfully) undiscovered, tell us: what restaurants in the city deserve more attention than they get, and what do you visit them for? Let us know in the comments.
Ham season is upon us, which means that we should all be brushing up on our cured pork knowledge. Don't know the difference between a city and a country ham? Don't know how to cook them even if you do know the difference? Don't know how to serve them once they're done cooking? Don't worry, we got you covered with answers to all those questions and more in our Guide to How to Pick and Cook a Holiday Ham.
Since Chuck's is on Michigan Avenue, tourist central, I thought a $14 hot dog was going to be a fancy interpretation, especially with that price. Turns out I was wrong. This footlong Vienna Beef hot dog is the real deal.
Yep, you read that right. Shake Shack is expanding into Baltimore.
If you're tired of the same sad delis and fast food chains in Midtown East, we have you covered with the neighborhood's best, most reliable fast and cheap lunches, from deli sandwiches to falafel to Indian street food.