Slurped: The Knife-Cut Noodles at Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles

This looks awesome! Can't wait to make a stop here during my impending NY trip. :)

Also, correction: dao xiao mian, not dao xie mian.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

my giant chinese store butcher's knife :)

Cook the Book: 'The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook'

mushroom pasties from the redwall series. actually, almost anything from the redwall series...

AHT Giveaway: Fatty Melt Dinner for Two at Rub BBQ in NYC

it'd be interesting to see a non-burger type've posted about asian burger interpretations that might seem like meatloaf to americans, but maybe try making one of those and seeing its merits? :)

Do You Have Cinco De Mayo Plans?

Post-thesis 100 oz tube of sangria at pre-5 pm happy hour oh yeahhhh

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Belle Farms Foie Gras

confit all the way :)

How Do You Split the Restaurant Tab with a Big Group?

We add up tax+tip (conveniently, those combined become tax*3), then split THAT up between diners. Everyone adds the extra bit to the price of their food and we're all happy.

Doesn't relaly take that long...

Whatever you want, what would you eat right now?

endless steamed mussels. in white wine and butter and parsley, in red sauce and chorizo. delicious dessert wine. a chocolate dessert tasting assortment. :]

Cuisinart/Kitchenaid sale on Ruelala at 11am tomorrow

Yeah I'm disappointed about the lack of big equipment. :( But JerzeeTomato, I'm curious before I purchase some knives...what is Home Goods? Is it a brick and mortar store only?

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Charles Chocolates' Edible Chocolate Holiday Box

Ganache torte.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: D'Artagnan Boneless Heritage Ham

by itself mmmm

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Coppa Combo

On pizza with arugula...

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

Carnitas at the burrito truck

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: D'Artagnan Boneless Heritage Ham

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Charles Chocolate

ganache torte is pretty delish too though!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Charles Chocolate

chocolate pudding cake, i cannot lie...

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

hong shao rou at my dad's

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia

Nibbled on its own :)

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

has to be eggs benedict. OOZE

Meet & Eat: Adam Dragotta, The Greasy Wiener Food Truck

dunno if it's the sugar i've ingested or the twistedness of my mind, but UGH. greasy wiener. no image has been less appetizing.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

porterhouse :]

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Belle Farms Foie Gras

on soup noodles :)

Win a Food-Themed T-Shirt and $50 Gift Certificate from Threadless

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

Morning Buns from La Farine Bakery in Oakland, California

even better...the morning buns at Tartine in the Mission. Try them if you can. Actually, just eat everything at Tartine if you can. It'll be a $40 breakfast splurge worth every penny :]

Cuisinart/Kitchenaid sale on Ruelala at 11am tomorrow

Hey guys, just thought you might like a heads up on this :)

Ruelala, the online limited-deal boutique normally devoted to fancy-schmancy clothes and bags (today is La Perla I believe...haha) is having a "For the Chef" themed sale tomorrow! I'm super excited because last time they had a cooking themed one, I picked up some really nice knives. I'm hoping they feature a stand mixer tomorrow cuz I could really use one...

Just sign up and login tomorrow at 11 EST for the shopping deal. Things usually go quick...g'luck!

Restaurant Week Boston

HELLO cheapness :)

Any suggestions on where best to take advantage of RW in Boston? I've just barely snagged a lunch at L'Espelier for the moment, but would love other suggestions. (Preferably in the actual city...can trek to Cambridge, but will be on foot and not that willing to get out of the real city)

Pricey Providence, RI

Hi all! My boyfriend's parents are coming to visit and take us out to eat. Somewhere expensive. TWO somewhere expensives. :) Any suggestions in Providence? Branching out to Newport would be a-ok too. So far I think we have Al Forno in the first slot, and perhaps Gracie's?

Most ridiculous food-craving acts?

Sometimes the urge strikes, and it strikes HARD. :) I know we've all done potentially embarrassing things to satisfy that rumbling in our tummies or to grab a bite of that craving--and I'm not talking about eating ice cream out of the freezer at midnight, either. That's nothing. Any funny stories to share?

To start off with:

-Dumpster diving for bread (in my defense, it is THE BEST bread around, I hadn't had it for a year since I went to college, and the bakery was closed! Closed! after I'd trekked a mile to get there!!)

-Fridge crawling on the very last night before dorms closed at college. My friend scrounged fridges for appetizing leftovers, and I ended up eating half of someone's barely-touched Whole Foods carrot cake. Happy Birthday to you, Antho-(rest of name eaten)

Are you a measurer or a thrower?

What's your cooking style? Obvious, baked goods require a bit more precision, but how do you deal with your ingredients in a stove top or oven-baked recipe?

I never reach for a measuring device unless I'm following some new, strange recipe. But even then, I'll throw in random ingredients, taste, and adjust along the way so that the finished product rarely matches the ingredient list of the original. (My room is always a mess, by the way.) How about everyone else? :)

Ground flaxseed suggestions

...beyond baking, that is. :) I don't really feel like touching the oven, but the only thing I can think of is in oatmeal or hot cereals. Are there any other creative uses for ground flaxseed?

Andrew Carmellini's World's Best Biscuits. End of Story.

I've never been able to make a successful batch of biscuits. My botched attempts have reached the double digits. I finally just assumed me and biscuits weren't meant to be. But I reconsidered this notion after coming across a recipe in Andrew Carmellini's American Flavor entitled The World's Best Biscuits—End of Story. Any biscuits with a name like that were certainly worth their weight in flour, buttermilk, and shortening. More

Ajiaco: Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup

All potatoes originated in the Andes, and Colombia has quite a selection of them, the best being the small, yellow, creamy, buttery papas Criollas. They're eaten deep fried, salt roasted, boiled, or—my wife's favorite method—cooked into ajiaco, a classic chicken and potato soup from the mountains around Bogotá. More

San Francisco: Our Favorite Stops at the Ferry Plaza Market

Seven days a week, San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace is an eater's paradise; but on Saturdays especially, it gets even better, when the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market appears and every side of the enormous building is lined with stands from bakers and cheesemakers and butchers and farmers, not to mention area restaurants with stands of their own. With all this deliciousness, what's best to eat? Here are some bites we've known and loved. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Kimcheez at Gestalt Haus in San Francisco

Things I know I want when I'm drinking beer: cheese. Things I learned I want when I'm drinking beer when eating The Kimcheez ($7) at Mission watering hole Gestalt Haus: kimchi. Oh, yes. The combination of sharp cheddar, crunchy, pungent kimchi, and rich, garlicky aioli is made to be enjoyed with a glass of quality beer (of which Gestalt has a fine selection), particularly when it's served on excellent quality marbled rye bread. More

Eggs in a Hole + Grilled Cheese = Grilled Cheese Eggsplosion!

Like the infamous Fatty Melt (that's a burger made with two grilled cheese sandwiches as a bun, the brainchild of our own Adam Kuban), the Grilled Cheese Eggsplosion is a hybrid sandwich, combining elements from two or more sources into a single glorious dish. In this case, it's a simple grilled cheese sandwich between two eggs-in-a-hole (or bullseye eggs, eggs-in-a-basket, whatever you want to call it) replacing the plain old bread. More

San Francisco: The Best Tacos in the Mission District?

Attempting to eat every taco in the Mission in a single day would be like trying to take a shot every time Luke Skywalker whines in Star Wars—not a wise move for those who want to live to the end of the day. So I decided off the bat that I'd limit myself to the taquerias within walking distance of the 24th Street and Mission Ave. BART station, one of the more popular strips in the district. I whittled the list down to 11 taquerias. More

Snapshots from Paris: Lobster Sandwiches and Goose Fat Fries at Spring

The best lobster roll I've ever had. [Photographs: Kerry Saretsky] I’m a New Yorker, so I know that no matter where I am, if people are lining up to eat, it probably won’t be that long until I’m lining up to eat there, too. And so it was that while I was living in Paris this summer, I lined up to eat at Spring. Except, happily, all the waiting was done while I was asleep. Every Saturday, Daniel Rose turns, or I should say turned (I’ll explain later) his tiny Montmartre outpost, known for its never-the-same-twice menu, into a one-trick pony: lobster sandwiches, goose fat fries, and Champagne. Thanks to a very Paris-savvy friend and eating partner who informed... More

Riding the Eurostar for the Food

"The menu fit in perfectly with my ideal of old-fashioned romantic trains." [Flickr: takaki] You know how you’re supposed to book your ticket in advance when vacationing? Way in advance? To pay less? I have a terrible confession—I wait. Well, I wait, on purpose, when I am traveling from London to Paris. [Other photographs: Kerry Saretsky] I wait, just long enough, because I play a game with myself. At a certain point on the Eurostar, the lowest fare tickets will soar in price but the leisure class stays the same, quite low in fact—only a couple of pounds more than the economy. That’s when I buy. Because, truth be told, of the food. I suppose being born in the 1980s... More

When in Rome: Dar Poeta

[Photographs: Nick Solares] Dar Poeta Vicolo del Bologna 45, Rome 00153, Italy; map); 39-06-6830-7769; Pizza Style: Roman Oven Type: Wood The Skinny: Wonderfully prepared Roman-style pizza with a crisp, yeast-free crust and fresh ingredients. The abundance of locals and the Italian-only menu indicate that this is the real deal, not a tourist trap (although they will gladly have you) Price: €6 to €9 It takes a bit of work to find Dar Poeta, tucked away as it is in one of the winding back alleys of the bustling Trastevere District of Rome. You may be seduced by the more... More