Thoughts on Cheesecake

I just finished baking a cheesecake, so I've got cheesecake on my mind. It seems I am on a life-long quest to find the ultimate homemade cheesecake. My favorite kind of cheesecake to indulge in is a rich, dense New York-style cheesecake. I particularly love the one from Carnegie Deli in New York.

That said, when I make cheesecakes at home I tend to go toward more traditional recipes. I've tried all manner of recipes, from chocolate to pumpkin to cranberry. The one I made last night was Dorie Greenspan's Tall and Creamy Cheesecake - plain and simple, but I'm hoping it will be a standby recipe.

What are your thoughts about cheesecake? What's your favorite recipe? Do you like light and fluffy and dense and creamy? What do you think of different flavors? Do you even like cheesecake (I've come across many people who just can't get behind this awesome dessert)?

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