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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with 14 Tacos We Love in NYC

You're positively nuts to not include Nolita's Tacombi. Their fish taco is head and shoulders above Pinche Taqueria's version, and only a few blocks away...

'wichcraft's Brioche Cinnamon Bun: The Best Around?

...with a diet coke?

A Sandwich A Day: Focaccia Verdure at Pulino's

For all you cheapskates: just a few blocks down from Pulino's, you can buy an incredibly addictive vegetable and goat cheese pressed panini at Fiat Cafe for $6.50.

From Behind the Bar: On Vodka Sodas and First Dates

There's nothing less sexy than a person, regardless of gender, who doesn't care what they drink or eat. It suggests a real lack of sensuality. This is such a great article series! Keep it coming, please. xx

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

I take my coffee with a splash of whole milk, which can be either a tablespoon or half a cup, depending on which barista is working that morning...

Where can we find the best corn dog in the metro area?

Cook the Book: 'Super Natural Every Day'

I've yet to eat Israeli food, but I can see this book playing a major role in my summer goal: to cook--and eat--fresh vegetables every single day. Exploring another culture's treatments of veggies would be a bonus!

Healthy & Delicious: Cider-Poached Pears with Yogurt and Toasted Almonds

as a health nut with a screaming sweet tooth, this is all i've ever wanted! the fact that this looks super beautiful and expensive is even better. i know what i'll be making next time a love interest stops over...

Chocolate and Chickpeas: A Classic Combo?

This turned out so well! Healthy and delicious and chocolate. Perfect. I love it when I have all the ingredients for a recipe in my pantry already. The preparations were a breeze, too.

Cook the Book: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars 

What he/she said. FOUR STICKS OF BUTTER.

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 124: Eating Hell Week Strategies

What a successful week! I think your idea of only trying the finalists is a good one--stick to it!

The Best Falafel Sandwich in New York City

I had to laugh when I saw this article. Taim is the indisputable champion--didn't every New Yorker know this already?

Cook the Book: Jícama-Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Move over, watermelon with feta cheese and mint...THIS is my new go-to summer salad.

Deborah Madison's Austere Berry Tart

Does anybody know when strawberries are going to be in season?

Where to Take the Parents in New York

Finally, a 'where to take the parents' article! I feel compelled to report that my Midwestern parents LOVE LOVE LOVE Milk Bar, Diner, Egg, and especially DBGB. All of these places are just interesting enough to be worthy of a story for the folks back home, and not too pricey (even at DBGB, believe it or not!).

Lunch for One: Sandwiches at The Lobster Place

O. M. G. My mouth is watering.

Cakespy: Behemoth Crumb Cake

Mmmmmmmm says my mouth.

NOOOOOOOOOOO says my heart and arteries.

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 117: Getting Back to What Works for Me

Congratulations Ed! We're all so proud of you!!!!!

Win Tickets to Housing Works 'A Taste of Home' Celebrity Chef Benefit

nigella lawson...for the men. anthony bourdain...for the ladies.

Late Night Eats: Dropping Sushi Bombs at Bozu

the pork belly (they call it 'pork betty') is really delicious, but the sushi bombs and the tofu salad (trust me on this one) are their best dishes by far!

'Cake Bible' Author Rose Levy Beranbaum Charged $25 'Forkage' Fee at The Breslin

Both were in the wrong. If a restaurant offers dessert, bringing your own isn't polite and you should be charged--no matter who you are. That being said, any extra fees for corkage or plating or bringing in outside food need to be announced before they appear on the check.

Boo to the both of yas.

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 109: Do I Eat Sensibly?

Where are the fruits and vegetables, Ed?! That episode of Good Eats where Alton Brown talks about increasing his nutrition to energy ratio is a good way to think about it. That hot chocolate you drank (even if it was two sips) has really no nutritional value--and the bacon is practically all fat. A veggie omelette with a side of whole wheat toast and/or a fruit cup would have been much more nutritionally sound, and way lower in calories.

Be careful with those dried fruits, too. They can be surprisingly calorie heavy if you don't measure 'em out. I hope you aren't eating those dried pineapple rings--so delicious but loaded with added sugar! XO.

What's The Worst Restaurant Name You've Ever Heard?

joe's crab shack. only because of the disgusting t-shirts that all of the girls at my high school would wear. i mean, how gross is that, to let your 15-year-old daughter wear a top proclaiming that she "got crabs from joe"??

Cakespy: Funfetti Cake Mix Cookie Sandwiches

This recipe has a serious case of the cutes. Sorry birthday cake...you've been replaced.

Midtown Manhattan: K! Pizzacones Come to NYC

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Gift Guide: The Ten Best Cookbooks of 2010

Staring at my towering stacks of cookbooks, I realized that unlike compilers of other top-ten lists, I had the distinct advantage of testing multiple recipes from each and every book we've featured. And for me, when it comes down to judging a cookbook, it's the success (or failure) of the recipes that counts for the most points. More