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Any notable meals in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest?

It's not a meal (although it was for me :-)), but do yourself a favour, stop by a Viennese cafe (any of them that looks good to you) and have some apfelstrudel with vanilla sauce. I don't even normally eat any pastries/pies with cooked fruit, but that was just impossibly good.

Cook the Book: 'My Paris Kitchen' by David Lebovitz

I think of croissants and other delectable pastries.

What is your favourite kosher food?

It's a bit of a weird question. Many foods can be made kosher (e.g., you could make kosher Chinese meals, kosher Japanese meals, etc.), but I guess that's not what you mean. So, do you mean Jewish? Israeli? The ones that appear in the "kosher" isle in ShopRite (which is mostly Manischewitz)?

Falafel Help- Mostly The Forming of..

I don't add flour or corn starch to my falafel mix (to me, they ruin the flavour of the falafel, but tastes differ), but I do two things: chill the mixture before rolling it into the balls, then chill the rolled falafel before frying it. Lower them gently into the hot oil, then turn just as gently, they never fall apart. As for the texture of the processed chickpeas, I process them (in the FP, pulsing)until they look very much like couscous.

Bake the Book: The Model Bakery Cookbook

Sweet and savoury pastries, various bread and rolls, mini tarts...

Looking for Kuwaiti Schwarma Recipe

@brusto -- I was talking about how they do it in Israel :-). You will absolutely never see a shawarma sandwich on a baguette; lafa is more often used for specialty wraps (like "Jerusalem mixed grill"), and most regular shawarma and falafel stands just use pita bread.

When I make it at home, I use lettuce leaves more often than not.

Looking for Kuwaiti Schwarma Recipe

When re-creating shawarma spice mix (I missed Israeli shawarma but couldn't find anything similar around here), I ended up with a mix of cumin, coriander, garlic powder, sweet paprika, turmeric, cayenne, allspice, cardamom and fenugreek. To me, it's as close to the real thing as it gets. I'm not sure how different the flavours are in Kuweit, but this could be a good place to start.


@brustro -- shawarma is often served in a pita pocket.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Pat LaFrieda Sliders

Not sure yet, but there will be lots of snack foods. And wine for me.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: 17th Street BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

I've never done anything crazy for BBQ -- anything I may have done (road trips in the middle of the night, eating entirely too much, perfecting a dry rub, etc.)seems perfectly reasonable!