• Location: Westchester, NY

Why Are Bay Leaves Always Used Whole?

This recipe calls for 10 crushed bay leaves per chicken. Turns out great.

restaurant for birthday lunch off the Taconic Parkway?

An hour north puts you close to Pleasantville. Try Iron Horse Grill.

Is "Serious Eats Dating" a joke or parody or what?

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Siracha and eggs

French in a Flash: One-Pot Sausages and Lentils with Sweet Roasted Shallots

Where can you buy Toulouse sausages? I'm in the NYC metro area.

Memorial Day Grilling Giveaway: Win This Delicious Cap of Ribeye

NYC restaurant group gift certificate - Danny Meyer?

Thanks alot. Was viewing the moblile version Union Square Hospitality Group website on iphone....couldn't find the gift card link. However, found gift card link when I checked it out on CPU. Thanks for the help.

Put your shopping carts back where they belong, Please!

@Permission denied - giddy up! Great response.


I had some salsify at Blue Hill up at the farm in Westchester back in February. First and only time I had it. A root vegetable...

After Dinner Games, Got One We Should Be Playing?

After holiday meals my family would get out the cards and play "joker", commonly known by it's college name "asshole". 2s are wild, consecutive 3's. Clear. Socials clear. Who is with me?

What's your go to beer of choice?

Dale's Pale Ale.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

Rubirosa Pizza & Bar Brings Iconic Staten Island Pizza to Nolita

I spent my first 26 of 33 years on Shaolin. I often use that term to describe Staten Island.

BTW - Lee's Tavern is the best pizza experience this side of the galaxy.

Looking for some serious eats near Beacon Theater

Thanks for the suggestions. We ended up at Fatty Crab and had appetizers of sliders, pork buns and chicken wings. Pork buns were pretty good, chicken wings ok and sliders a bit disappointing. I was getting an off taste from the sliders...not sure if it was the pork/beef combo or some other reason. Will try again and order off the dinner menu.

BTW - Salumeria Rosi looks great. Can't wait to try.

I need an 8 inch non-stick fry pan....suggestions?

But what should I ask for?

Sunday Brunch: Eggs in a Basket

Eggs in basket. Toad in a hole. Same thing?

Blue Hill Cafe

Blue hill cafe definatley worth it. At lunchtime the lines get a bit long and they aren't that fast behind the counter. I recommend the homemade bologna open face sandwich or the open face egg salad. You won't be disappointed.

Where Do You Get Your Favorite Pizza?

Lee's Tavern in Staten Island.

Great Outer-Borough Dinner?

Noodle Pudding in Brooklyn.

Weekend Giveaway: California Wine Club Membership

Oregon Pinot Noir

NYC restaurant group gift certificate - Danny Meyer?

Need some help. Trying to get a gift certificate to a restaurant group in city so that the recipient can have some options. Was trying to see if Danny meyer's empire sells gift certificates but couldn't find a website to purchase one. Does this exist? Do you guys know of any other restaurant groups that sell gift certificates? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Sushi Nanase in White Plains

How don't know why it took me so long to find this mecca of pristine traditional sushi being that I live 3 miles from the place. Finally got to experience Sushi Nanase this past Sunday in White Plains. I ordered the omakase and was blown away. I'm not a sushi expert but I've been around the block with a visit to nobu @ 57th once and Sushi Yasuda a couple of times plus too many to count visits to my local (as in 5 min walk) sushi joint, Azuma sushi in Hartsdale. My sushi palate has expanded from run of the mill sushi rolls to very traditional Japanese sushi and shasimi. Omakase at Sushi Yasuda was my best dining experience until I experienced Yoshimichi Takeda's finest selection. From the paper thin fluke and the raw scallops with shaved black truffle and sea salt to the most divine tomato wedge filled with a gelatinous herb and salt blend in place of the gelatinous tomato seeds....absolutely sublime. So, if you are in Westchester county and want an absolute divine sushi experience, check out Sushi Nanase.

Would love for the gang at Serious Eats to do a see if my Sushi senses have any sense.

Dinner Tonight: Sichuan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup

This is the kind of chicken noodle soup I can get into. It's warming and comforting, with hunks of chicken meat and slinky noodles suspended in a rich stock. But this isn't some bland rendition. No, this soup is imbued with the haunting aroma of star anise and cinnamon, and tickled by the numbing sensation of Sichuan pepper. A sprinkling of chopped chile completes this assertive bowl of soup, which comes together surprisingly fast. More

Tyler Florence's Peach, Mozzarella, and Crispy Prosciutto Salad

While the summer months are over and fall is approaching, this is nonetheless one of the best times of year for cooking, in my opinion—not to mention eating outside. The weather is a tad cooler, but the produce is still excellent. In that spirit, I selected this recipe from Tyler Florence, which relies on gorgeous, juicy peaches as a counterpoint to shaved fennel, peppery watercress, creamy mozzarella, and crisp slices of prosciutto. More

Suvir Saran's Shrimp and Sweet Corn Curry

Regardless of whether you're using summer fresh or winter frozen corn, this curry is pure genuis; creamy, delicately spiced, and fill of sweet notes that comfort and intrigue. The complexity comes from a bright green herb paste of ginger, cilantro, lemongrass, curry leaves and chiles cooked with down toasted spices coconut milk and just enough cream to add a velvety richness. The corn and shrimp are added in the final stages, making sure that neither overcook and retain all of their respective sweetness. More

Serious Eats' Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Sauce 

Manhattan is home to many smells, but perhaps the most delicious is the chicken-y, savory scent that emanates from from the city's countless halal carts. Serving lunch to late-night, these carts dish up a container full of chicken rice that tastes like nothing else, crave-worthy and totally singular. To taste this particular chicken and rice you can get yourself to Midtown or try the home version, Kenji's Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Sauce, a spot on rendition of the street food classic. More

Summer Ratatouille with Pasta

This summer ratatouille is made the Julia Child way: cook the zucchini, squash, and eggplant separately, then layer them together to keep the flavors bright and distinct. A light main course packed with the bright flavors of olive oil and summer vegetables. More

Fresh Corn Salad with Scallions and Basil

Fresh corn is a staple at every summer cookout, but cooking it fresh can leave you sweating over a hot stove while your guests kick back outside. This make-ahead salad of sweet, crisp corn scraped off the cob, mild scallions, and fresh basil in a tart white wine vinaigrette is a great alternative. More

The Best Chicken Tikka Masala

The secret to our Chicken Tikka Masala is a salty yogurt-based marinade followed by intense charring on a hot grill. We purposely undercook our chicken so it can simmer in a creamy spiced tomato and cream sauce before serving. When done right, the sauce should be a multifaceted affair; a balanced blend of intense spice flavors with a gingery kick rounded off by the richness of cream and butter, with a splash of freshness and acid from tomatoes and citrus. As you bite into a chunk of chicken, the smokey char should work its way though to the forefront, to be slowly replaced by a new layer of spicing, this time intensified by its time on the grill. The chicken chunks should be juicy, moist, and tender. More