• Location: Toronto

The Pizza Lab: Homemade Philadelphia Tomato Pie


Yes, I also have fond memories finding 'tomato pizza' at small Italian bakeries in Montreal! I had no idea they were popular anywhere else.

Giveaway: Pat LaFrieda's Big App For Meat, Released in Apple Store Today


San Francisco: Pal's Takeaway for Awesome Artisanal Sandwiches From...a Liquor Store?

Cook the Book: 'Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies'

shortbread raspberry thumbprints!

A Great Chinese Buffet in Toronto Please

Please avoid Chinese buffets - you're better off going to a nicer family style or banquet style Chinese restaurant.

If you must do the buffet route, the Mandarin chain is passable, as well as Wasabi (Japanese/Chinese buffet) in Richmond Hill.

Torontonians: Good Eats at or near Fairview Mall?

Johnny's has no inside seating, so you can only eat on the benches outside. If you want cheap/good eats, that's probably your best bet!

Cook the Book: 'Planet Barbecue!'

Corn in husk, honey garlic glazed chicken wings and Montreal steak spiced steaks!

Dinner for one...what do you make when you are all alone?

Fair Food Roundup at the Orange County Fair in California

Canadian here - very jealous of these county/state fairs! We don't have anything like that up here. My head is spinning from all the sugar-coated, deep fried delights...

Gadgets: Cuisinart's Latest Ice Cream Maker

@J. Kenji

Can you expand on that? Rock solid ice cream after sitting in the freezer is a recurring theme this summer with my new ice cream maker...

Grace/prayer at a dinner party

What do you think about saying grace/prayer before dinner at a party?

At my home without guests, I say grace. If I'm hosting guests, I don't say grace - partially because I'm too busy doing other things - but I don't think I ever have done it or would do it.

Last night, our host led the saying of grace for the entire group - not all of which are religious. I felt an awkward vibe, but it's not my home and the host is entitled to do what they want.

Yay or nay?

25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know

We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it's cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it's even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental Rolodex Excel spreadsheet of favorite classic cocktail recipes. Today, I present the 25 essential drinks that I think everyone should be able to make. More

How to Make Rummy Bears and Other Drunken Gummies

Do you remember hearing last year about the kids getting drunk in class on vodka-soaked Gummi Bears? It was a real problem in some schools, especially in parts of California, where bear-boozled kids were sent home. We're not endorsing this illicit activity; kids, stay in school. But if you're of age, want to eat Gummi Bears and drink alcohol at the same time, then keep reading. Bring these to a party and you'll be everyone's hero. More

29 Touristy Spots in America That Are Actually Good

Serious eaters share one thing in common: we all deal with tourist-trapaphobia when traveling. This condition is characterized by a mistrust of guidebook restaurant suggestions, skepticism of any eating establishment in which overly fanny-packed crowds gather, and absolutely no tolerance for eating anything mediocre when there's a delicious alternative to uncover. But this fear can turn out to be irrational. So, we've done much of the risky work for you. More

Toisan-Style Joong

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] Learn more about joong here » Timeline for Joong Assembly 4 weeks prior: brine duck eggs (step 1) 4 days prior: cure pork belly (step 2) 1 day prior: prep joong leaves (step 3) Day of: final... More

Seriously Asian: All About Dumplings

"There's a difference between the pleasantly doughy boiled dumpling and the chewier, semi-translucent steamed dumpling." I may be from Shanghai, but I think I make some pretty mean dumplings for a Southern gal. From buns, bread, and noodles, the Northern... More