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Steakcraft: Lessons and Observations From a Year in Steak

New York Nick Solares 8 comments

What did 2013 show us in the world of premium steak? Longer aging times, more rib steaks, and there's more than one right way to cook a piece of beef. More

Our Favorite Sweets Cookbooks of 2013

Sweets Emma Kobolakis Post a comment

Consider these books the cream of the Bake the Book crop—each one is a pleasure to page through, a delight to cook from, and comes with its own engaging story. More

Ed Levine's Must-Eat New York Dishes of 2013

New York Ed Levine 14 comments

When you eat out as much as I do, summing up a year of eating is excruciatingly difficult. It's one of those "tough jobs, but someone has to do it." So here goes: a baker's dozen of things that made my 2013. More

The Best Sweets We Ate in 2013

Sweets The Serious Eats Team 1 comment

One thing is certain, we didn't skip dessert in 2013. Here are our favorite sweet bites from the past year. More

Nick's Best Chicago Bites of 2013

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

No matter how much I think I have the dining scene figured out, there is always more to find. I can't wait to get back to work in 2014, but here are the dishes that genuinely excited me in 2013. More

Niki's Best New York Bites of 2013

New York Niki Achitoff-Gray 1 comment

In a cruel, paradoxical twist of fate, I've eaten so many memorable meals this year that I can't help but feel I'm forgetting several that deserve to top this list. Alas, such is the life of a food writer in a city as rich with phenomenal dining options as New York. Many of the meals that have stuck with me are those I return to again and again; some because they're truly one of a kind, some for their unparalleled level of execution. See my top ten after the jump! More

Top 5 Cookie Recipes of 2013

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 2 comments

Among the thousands of cookies I've baked this year, which stick in my mind most? These nutty, gooey, chunky, dunkable treats. More

Jamie's Best New York Bites of 2013

New York Jamie Feldmar Post a comment

You've already seen Max's and Kenji's best bites of 2013—now here are mine, from rabbit and beef tartare to noodles and challah. More

The 20 Most Popular Posts on Serious Eats Chicago in 2013

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team Post a comment

instead of dealing with abstract concepts of "the best" or "our favorite," this list is based on cold hard facts. There's no room for the vague here, just the posts ranked by most visitors, thank you very much. More

Top 5 Breakfast Sweets of 2013

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

What did I learn over this year of making breakfast sweets? A muffin's fine, but it's nice to get out of bed when there's something truly special to look forward to. More

Best Moments in Serious Eats Land in 2013

This Week at Serious Eats Headquarters Robyn Lee 14 comments

What happened in Serious Eats land this year? Mr. Bear! Painful taste tests! Exciting birthdays! Too many doughnuts! Candy dip! Happy Yuba! Sleeping Hambone! And more! Check it all out in the slideshow » More

Our Favorite New York Chef Quotes of 2013

New York Jacqueline Raposo Post a comment

After a year of interviewing chefs in New York, we've heard our share of touching sound bites. Here are 11 of our favorite moments in those conversations. More

The Essential Ice Cream Recipes, Techniques, and Discoveries of 2013

Sweets Max Falkowitz 4 comments

2013 was a banner year for the Serious Eats ice cream bureau. We played with booze, coffee, and cardamom. We explored ice cream techniques and fundamentals. And we busted some longstanding ice cream myths along the way. For all my favorite recipes, techniques, and science of the past year, read on. More

Nick's Best New Chicago Restaurants of 2013

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

Do you prefer impeccably grilled Japanese food, extra-crunchy fried chicken, or freshly grilled carne asada? If you're like me, you want all of it, which made it such a thrill to dine out in Chicago this year. More

Top 5 American Classics of 2013

Sweets Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

From bright and tangy lemon Italian ice to super chocolatey haupia pudding, I managed to pack a lot of delicious regional and retro treats into this year. These are my top five. More

Chocoholic: 5 Favorite Posts of 2013

Sweets Yvonne Ruperti Post a comment

From smokey-salty chocolate bark to sublime white hot chocolate, here are my five favorites of the past year. More

Our Favorite Bronx Eats of 2013

New York Chris E. Crowley 2 comments

We covered a ton of ground again this year in Bronx Eats, eating everything from lemon chicken soup in Riverdale to birria in Hunts Point. We started digging for the north Bronx's best Jamaican food, and picked up an ongoing quest to find the perfect mangu. If this second year of Bronx Eats proved anything for me, its that there's so much more good stuff left to eat and share with you. More

Joe's 10 Best Bites of 2013 in Chicago

Chicago Joe Roy 1 comment

I broadened my fried-food-only focus a little over midway through the year and hit the two year mark as a contributor in November. But whether I was slogging through french fries, fried chicken, top notch doughnuts, or beyond, I was continually struck by just how good it is to eat in Chicago. More

Kenji's 8 Best Bites in New York From 2013

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

It it just me, or has it been a good year for Asian food in New York, both traditional and modern? If my list of the eight best things I've eaten all year is any measure, then yes. It contains a whopping five dishes built on Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai foundations. The rest are a mix of pasta, rice, and, er, bone marrow. No list is complete without bone marrow, right? More

The Best Sandwiches of 2013 in NYC

New York Ben Jay 16 comments

2013 has been a great year for sandwiches in New York. We welcomed some new favorites with roast beef, brisket, and several kinds of pork. We uncovered some outstanding tortas in the far reaches of Brooklyn and Queens. We explored the subtleties of what makes a great chicken parm. And we said goodbye to one of the city's finest purveyors of mozzarella. Here are our favorite NYC sandwiches from 2013. More

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