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9 Great Punch Recipes from New York City's Bars

Is there anything more convivial than a brimming bowl of punch? Once relegated to the dusty corners of Victorian nostalgia, punch has been making a serious comeback, with bartenders creatively combining herbs, spices, and blends of alcohol and juices. The sharable nature of punch (not to mention its good-cheer vibes) makes it the perfect addition to spice up your holiday party. Here are 9 great punch recipes from Prime Meats, The Drink, and Slightly Oliver to put you in a celebratory mood. More

Ed Levine's Top 10 Potato Dishes

Make no bones about it, I'm a spuds man. A properly cooked potato—fried, mashed, hashed, souffled, baked, chipped, a pizza topping—is a beautiful thing any time of day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. New York's chefs are quite accommodating when it comes to indulging my predilection for potatoes. Herewith, some of my favorite places to get my potato fix. What are your favorite spots for potatoes in the city? More

Cook the Book: Beef Sauerbraten with Red Cabbage and Pretzel Dumplings

This recipe for Beef Sauerbraten with Red Cabbage and Pretzel Dumplings is a mix of old world and new—fairly standard brisket in a sour and aromatic marinade, slow-roasted and served with melting sweet and sour red cabbage. The Franks' modern take comes in with the pretzel dumplings. Day-old soft pretzels are mixed into a rich egg dough, rolled into logs, poached, and finally pan-fried into something that I can only compare to a crisp pretzel bread pudding. When the super tender brisket, sweet cabbage, and carb-tacular dumplings come together they make for a knockout of a cold weather plate. More

The Best Oatmeal in New York

Oatmeal from Prime Meats. Not quite the best in New York, but tasty just the same. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] There are two kinds of people: Those who understand why one would order oatmeal from a restaurant, and those who... More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 84: Do You Ever Scare Yourself Into Eating Less?

"Many thanks, serious eaters, for all the shout-outs of support and encouragement." I scared myself into not eating last week, and not just because of what I ate on the road in Chicago. Erin pointed out that my real downfall was the double meal I ate last Tuesday night. It started with oxtail, shepherd's pie, jerk chicken, leg of lamb, and goat at The Islands with Erin and Carey. Then it was (and this was the killer) two pork roasts and two fried chicken recipes from Donald Link's and David Chang's books that Cook the Book's Caroline Russock made at her house for a cookbook competition we are participating in. So when you think about it, my two-pound weight gain... More

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