I'm about to move to London to start my PhD at the London School of Economics. I currently live in New York and I'm heartbroken to be leaving for many reasons, one of which will be saying goodbye to all the great food options I have gotten used to here.
Since I'll be a student, I will definitely try to bring my lunch and eat in as much as possible, but from time to time I'd also like to scope out good restaurants and cafes, especially those near LSE. So, any recommendations on budget-friendly and decent options for lunch, coffee, snacks in that area? Recommendations on good Indian, Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern stuff especially welcome.
I'm going on a work trip to Tacoma at the end of June with a group of 7-8 coworkers. I'm in charge of planning a dinner for one of the nights that we're out there and I need some suggestions since I've never been before!
We're staying at the Hotel Murano on Broadway so something within walking distance would be ideal. I'd like something not too expensive but good for a group and with some decent vegetarian options. Any suggestions welcome!
I'm hosting an end-of-semester/beginning of summer party for my grad school cohort at my apartment later this month.
I kind of want to show off my cooking skills but feel nervous about preparing food for a large group (up to 14 people, probably more like 8).
Any recommendations on what to make that is budget friendly, good for a lot of people, and/or can possibly be made ahead of time to cut down on hectic pre-party scrambling?
I welcome thoughts on appetizers and mains.
What do you think the best cookbooks are to get as a gift for twenty-somethings who love food, are accomplished home cooks, but may not have tons of money or a huge kitchen? Region-specific cookbook suggestions are welcome.
I'm a home cook who is getting more serious about buying good quality equipment for the kitchen, but I am on a budget.
I've been really wanting a cast-iron skillet, and I'm wondering if people have recommendations of which brands to get if I want to spend less than $50? There is a Lodge pre-seasoned skillet for around $20, is this an okay bet?
I am fine with the skillet not being the absolute best model available, but given that I have a little bit of flexibility with my budget, I also don't want to buy something at $20 that is so bad I end up wishing I'd just shelled out the extra cash for something slightly higher end.
Any advice is welcome, thanks!
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