This month we (OK, Jamie) reveled in NYC's first Dairy Queen and we rewarded ourselves after running a half-marathon (yeah, OK, that was just Paul). But the rest of us ate good sweets too! Check 'em all out.
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This month, Carrie went to Mexico, Jamie went to Philly, and Kenji went to Japan by way of Coney Island, so you know our best bites are gonna be interesting.
Kenji experiences the magic of Chicago pizza, Maggie goes renegade with two best bites, Jamie cooked a Passover Seder for 17 people, and more of the best things we ate this month.
From decadent sundaes to a doughnut standby, check out all our favorite sweets from April.
We have to hand it to them; when it comes to ice cream with mix-ins, Ben & Jerry's is hard to beat. And because we like to dream big at SE* we asked ourselves, if you could have B&J's create any flavor you wanted, what would it be? And no, the realities of science need not apply.
Even though we work at a food blog, we don't always have the time or inclination to prepare a glamorous lunch. Sometimes our midday meal is a matter of convenience or a pressing need to clear out the whatever's kicking around the fridge—hey,we're only human! Here are our go-to lunches when we're in the market for something quick, easy, and delicious.
It's just a fact of life: after cooking multiple courses, picking plates, and buying booze, dessert can be a dinner party afterthought. So if there's no time to whip up a spectacular, themed last course, what does the SE team serve its guests? Find out.
We're all waiting impatiently for our fruit pies and summery sorbets to come into season, but in the meantime, we didn't do too bad eating dessert in March. The theme was innovation, with falafel filled with chocolate, tiramisu made into a cupcake, a lemon tart made with liquidized almond shortbread, and more.
Our team tends to drink internationally: this month we enjoyed amazing gin from Spain, incredible fortified wine from Italy, fresh sake brewed in Portland, delicious beer made with salt in Germany, and tequila straight from the source in Mexico.
What's that old saying about March? "In like a lion, out like a lamb?" Yeah, that's kind of how this month went for us...except for the part where we ate lions (that was last month). But we did eat all sorts other great things, including Robyn's victorious return to pizza-eating and the best gumbo Nick has ever had in his life. Click through to see all of the best things we ate this month!
Maybe you're at the closest dive to home or a hotel bar at a wedding, but it's not where you go for a perfect Sazerac. What, then, is the best drink to order?
Polar Vortex smortex—the cold weather didn't stop us from enjoying a bevy of frozen sweets this month. We also had fancy funnel cake, Asian-inspired cream puffs, and attacked a whole table of homemade pie. See all these and more of our favorite sweets of February!
February may be the shortest month, but that doesn't mean Serious Eats skrimped out on what we ate. From multiple instances of barbecued brisket to, um...bobcat, here's a look at the best things we ate all month.
What desserts make the Serious Eats team shudder? You may be surprised.
For some folks, it's a classic cocktail that you can trust almost any bartender to get right. For others, it's an ice-cold can of beer.
In the dead of winter, there's nothing better than hunkering down over a big 'ol meal with your nearest and dearest (assuming you can convince them to leave the house in the midst of yet another Polar Vortex). Then again, for those who live in more temperate climates, any day ending in "y" is an excuse to throw a dinner party. So with that in mind, we asked our editors for their go-to dish when entertaining.
We know January is typically a month to lay off the sweets, but not only did we not avoid sugar, we totally crushed it, eating a variety of delicious, interesting treats that ranged from sweetened sticky rice in Chiang Mai to a very glorious pile of birthday doughnuts.
January is a tricky month: for some, it's detox time after a hearty holiday eating season, but for many, it's still really freaking cold outside —think stew weather, not salad. For most of our staffers, January was a month like any else: filled with delicious bites from all corners of the globe, from Iberico carpaccio in the fabled ham's homeland in Spain, to a life-changing English muffin at a neighborhood favorite in Napa.
Maybe it's deep-frying. Maybe it's hidden recipes-within-recipes. Maybe it's hard-to-find ingredients that you'll only use once. Everyone has a recipe deal-breaker. Here are ours.
One thing is certain, we didn't skip dessert in 2013. Here are our favorite sweet bites from the past year.