Devra Ferst

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Headed to Chiang Mai? Don't Miss the Stellar Khao Soi at Lamduon Fahrm

Khao Soi might truly be one of the best dishes in the entirety of Thailand. It's a pity that so few places pull off good iterations outside of Chiang Mai.

Ice Cream We Love: Fifty Licks in Portland

Thanks, Max! If you go, we should talk. My friend who lives there is a former amazing pastry chef. She has the best sweet recommendations around.

Not Your Bubby's Menu: How to Host a Tastier Rosh Hashanah

Scalfin, this menu was actually meant to be for erev Rosh Hashanah, so Sunday night dinner. If you would like to have it on Monday, try doing some of the cooking after synagogue and get as much prep work done on the day before as possible.

Win Tickets to the James Beard Foundation Awards, Monday, May 9, in NYC

Despite my strong allegiance to anything and everything New York, my vote is for The Girl and the Goat.

Win Tickets to the James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner, Friday, May 6

I am enamored with Sarabeth's cookbook. It is precise as can be and its recipes are utterly delicious! Finally I have the secret to those pumpkin muffins. No Sunday brunch party is complete without them.

Enter to Be a Judge in Tomorrow's SE Chocolate Chip Cookie Tasting

Chocolate, chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and a bit of sea salt. Can be disastrous if made not in the right balance but if balance is achieved so is glory! (well in the form of a cookie, which is the kind of glory I go for)/