The data-loving group (who have previously charted out everything from classic cocktails to pie) turns their attention to the glorious world of cheese.
PEE-kahn vs. pick-ANH; soda vs. pop; "brew thrus" vs. "I have no idea what that thing is:" a look into the heated word of regional food vocabulary.
Crammed in to a narrow storefront on in a small Gulf Coast town, Jose's Real Cuban Food has a classic mom-and-pop luncheonette feel: a pixelated shot of owner Jose Baserva on the sign outside, no A/C, and a menu of killer homestyle Cuban classics from Baserva's family recipes.
The dangerous Soy Sauce Challenge, national density maps for soda vs. pop, the Freakonomics of restaurant tipping and more in this week's Leftovers.
Every summer, chefs and home cooks alike (not to mention certain food blogs) go ga-ga when those deeply colored, strangely shaped heirloom tomatoes come in to season in the city's Greenmarkets. I want to love them, too, really...but I just can't.
I love Chinese food all of stripes. Deeply spiced Sichuan specialities, complex Muslim-influenced Northern fare, and sprightly steamed Cantonese dim sum all have their place in my heart. But sometimes, I don't want that kind of Chinese. I want the Chinese takeout of my Midwestern childhood, complete with doughy fried dumplings, neon-orange sesame chicken, and overcooked lo mein. Don't be ashamed. What's your go-to Chinese takeout order?
'wichcraft's 10th anniversary sandwich is a throwback to chef Tom Colicchio's Italian roots, with mortadella front and center.
A look back on the best things our editors ate this month, from Georgian eggplant with walnuts and pomegranate in Brooklyn to a beast of a wet burrito in San Francisco, with not one, but two (!) different clam pizzas thrown in for good measure. Check out all of May's best bites, and please share yours!
From a highly mythologized noodle soup to what might be the best banh mi in all of Vietnam (I said it), Central Vietnam has a cuisine all its own. Here's a look at 14 great dishes from the region.
Happy three-day weekend! Now turn off your computer and get outside.
An Arrested Development tasting menu, eating cicadas, and cauliflower tortillas in today's link roundup.
An ode to the smooth-drinking bourbon cocktail.
Our guide to throwing the best possible sausage party, complete with straight-up sausage, things stuffed with sausage, and all the condiments you can fit on the table.
Celebrate America's great porcine bounty with one of our 25 grilled pork recipes, ranging from ultra-simple to up-all-night-at-the-smoker.
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What we've been reading, following and watching this week.
An edible tour of Hanoi's unique streetside offerings, from frozen yogurt to chicken in a can.
Noodle soups are their own galaxy in Laos, where it's possible to eat a different kind of soup every day for a week without repeats. Here's a look at some of our favorites bowls!
Northern Thai food—bitter, spicy, delightfully funky—is some of the most intriguing and satisfying in all of Thailand. Here's how to tell your naem from your nam phrik.
This tiny Williamsburg joint isn't out to reinvent the burger—and that's okay. Instead, the cheery shop focuses on perfecting a small selection of Americana-style classics, and for the most part, they succeed.
Meet dong daeng, essentially the Thai version of spaetzle, invented and perfected in a small town in northern Issan.
I've spent the past week traveling through Isaan, the northeast region of Thailand, the agricultural heartland of the country. Few tourists make it up this way—Isaan is a long way from Bangkok but is home to some of the most complex and intriguing foods in the country. Here's what we found in the markets of Nong Khai.
Perhaps no meal captures the heart and imagination of New York City quite like lunch—whether it's a hurried hotdog from a street vendor or a cocktail-fueled powwow, lunch is the meal that defines this city. And to prove it, one of New York's other great institutions—the Public Library—has put together a whiz-bang new exhibit dedicated to the history of the midday meal.
The dazzling array of neon-colored, silver-laced Indian sweets, or mithai, is yours for the taking in Jackson Heights!
Over an hour from Manhattan by subway and a light year away in atmosphere, Brighton Beach is a jackpot for adventurous food field-trippers. Markets and restaurants offer a greatest-hits list of Russian cuisine—smoked fish and meats, soups, blintzes, caviar, dumplings, pickled vegetables, slaws, rye breads, pastries, and so much more—often at mind-bogglingly low prices.
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