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Cook the Book: Anjum's New Indian

Iron Chef Japan. So much more entertaining than the US version.

Cook the Book: Anjum's New Indian

Iron Chef Japan. So much more entertaining than the US version.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

My boyfriend's brioche french toast.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia

wrapped around figs and grilled

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia

wrapped around figs and grilled

Cook the Book: 'Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies'

pepperkaker--Norwegian gingerbread

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

Classic New England Food?

I mean "no-dessert, no-meat". oops.

Classic New England Food?

Yeah, the no-dessert no-vegetarian thing is a problem, as evidenced by everything in seriousb's list...apparently New Englanders only eat salt pork and sugar :P

@seriousb....I tried that already. Team Helpful in CT said "cheetos".

@Aya Cheddar and apples! Now that is a great idea.

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

brussels sprouts and bacon. NOM.

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

brussles sprouts and bacon! what more is there to love?

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

brussels sprouts and bacon. What more is there to love?

Cook the Book: 'Around My French Table'

Positano, Italy. Mozzarella grilled on lemon leaves.

Cook the Book: 'Recipes from an Italian Summer'

proscuitto and melon. nam nam.

Cook the Book: 'The Book of Tapas'

the bowl of garlicky snails you get at bars in Lisbon

Where to take grandmother do dinner in Pittsburgh?

Thanks for all your suggestions everyone!
The Grand Concourse looks great, but I can't find any indication of how much dinner there would cost. Does anyone have any ideas? And is it buffet style?

@GinaPet: I LOVE Point Brugge, but I think it would be better to have a reservation somewhere. Having people wait outside or in the cramped bar area would not be ideal.

Pittsburgh Pizza Advice Needed

This may get me killed, but the best pizza in Squirrel Hill is Lucci's. Neither Mineo's nor Aiello's holds a candle to them. IMO, though, Pizza Sola (several locations) has the best pizza in town.

Cook the Book: 'Ready for Dessert'

Granny's carrot cake. nam nam!

Cook the Book: 'Forgotten Skills of Cooking'

soda bread. mmm caroway

Cook the Book: 'Salt to Taste'

brussels sprouts!

Poll: What's Your Favorite Grocery Chain?

I call foul! That picture is of a Bunnpris (a Norwegian chain). And here you had me all excited about being able to get brown cheese stateside.

Cook the Book: 'Jamie's Food Revolution'

fried eggs and toast

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

the bacon from the farmer's market in South Royalton, VT. We ate a whole pound in a sitting.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia

rolled around mozarella and baked with a spicy tomato sauce

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

Classic New England Food?

I'm going to an international potluck on Sunday and I need to bring a dish from my home region, which is New England (specifically CT, so anything with "Boston" in the name doesn't count). Which would be easy, except that it can't be dessert and should (but doesn't have to be) vegetarian. Now I"m stumped. Anyone have any ideas? If only I could get Pepe's clam pizza mailed to me...

Where to take grandmother do dinner in Pittsburgh?

So in two weeks, my grandmother is taking me, her friend, her friend's husband, and two other elderly people to dinner in Pittsburgh. I get to pick the restaurant, which is a challenge. It needs to be pretty speedy, wheelchair accessible, moderate/moderate+ price range, not too modern (no fusion, no Asian etc), and in the East End or South Side. I personally would also like it to taste good. I'm drawing a total blank here. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you, thank you!

Dinner Tonight: Sausage and Biscuit Sandwich

Suddenly, memories of McDonald's starting bubbling in my brain, and all I could think about was a sausage and biscuit sandwich with a single slice of American cheese. It's a dead simple recipe. All you have to do is cook up a patty of sausage and slap it on a biscuit with cheese. The key is to make those biscuits from scratch. Of course, you could use the frozen kind, but they are really easy to bake at home, and make for a truly memorable version of this breakfast classic. More

Cook the Book: Vegetable Tortilla

A small note accompanying this recipe for Vegetable Tortilla from The Book of Tapas by Simone and Inés Ortega advises the cook to serve leftovers cold with a little mayonnaise spread on top. Maybe I've got it backwards but when I started making this tortilla, I was envisioning that exact preparation. In fact, I intentionally made the tortilla a few hours before I planned on eating it so it would have time to cool. More

Healthy & Delicious: Greek Yogurt Lemon Mousse

Light, airy, and fresh, this mousse made with Greek yogurt is perfect for warmer weather. Depending on your serving size, each portion falls between 100 and 135 calories, with virtually no fat, as well. Top it with a few berries, and it's a healthy dessert in every sense. Ultimately, I don't want (or need) to be cured of my lifelong M&M addiction. But it's desserts like these that make me feel a little better about it. More

Cook the Book: Patatas Bravas

I thought I'd begin our week of tapas from The Book of Tapas by Simone and Inés Ortega with one of the most well-known and loved tapas dishes around, Patatas Bravas. Preparation of patatas bravas varies widely—some versions are fried while other are boiled, sauces are tomato or vinegar-based, and sometimes the patatas are topped with chorizo, chicken, or fish. A garlicky aioli usually finds its way into the mix, either on the side or drizzled on top. More

Dinner Tonight: Spinach Salad with Lentils and Crispy Goat Cheese

I credit Nancy Silverton with my recent decision that an oozing patty of crisp goat cheese is a completely acceptable dinner. Especially when you lay it on a bed of green lentils sauteed in garlic and fresh spinach leaves. French green lentils—which hold their shape well when cooked, resisting mushiness—are a high-protein healthy component that help counteract the decadence. More

Healthy & Delicious: Homemade Peppermint Patties

When I'm jonesing for chocolate and my only options come from a cornerstore candy display, I immediately search out the York Peppermint Patties. At 140 calories and 2.5 grams of fat per pop, they're a good bit lighter than almost any other commercially available chocolate bar. Plus, they're delicious and make your breath smell way better than a Snickers. More

Eat for Eight Bucks: Lentil Soup

[Photograph: Robin Bellinger] Shopping List 1 onion: $0.50 3 carrots: $0.75 Lentils: $1.25 Baguette: $2.00 Pantry items: Olive oil, garlic, dried thyme, tomato paste, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar. Total cost (for 4 portions): $4.50 After last week's simple buttery... More