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Erin Adamo

proponent of food for the underdog!

  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Favorite foods: Guacamole, French Fries, Steak, Almonds, All things with melted cheese, Chocolate and Caramel, but mostly I prefer savory, except when it comes to ice cream!
  • Last bite on earth: Some kind of 50 course meal.

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

@BiancaBlancaBlanc, Oh my that sounds delightful!

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

Snapshots from New Orleans: Willie Mae's Fried Chicken Is Still Awesome

still haunts me that I couldn't try it cause they were closed...I hate Sundays for this reason and many more.

Summer's here...easy iced coffee recipes?

I just brew using a large (8 cup) french press, let it sit and cool, then put the french press in the fridge. I usually make it right before I go to bed on Sunday and have iced coffee for 4 days straight, um, Friday is fancy coffee day ;) Pretty easy!

Big Gay Ice Cream Will Open East Village Space Mid-June

Brooklyn: Great Burgers Near the River's Edge at That Burger Tent

hahaha, hilarious rip! looks like he's sportin some greaser rolled up semi "skinny" jeans...and in reality respected designers never accepted jncos plus "skinny" jeans did originate from a much cooler event in cultural history. looking like johnny ramone will always be cool, this guy did not nail that. back to burgers..I will finally stop at this tent Adam, thanks :)

Snapshots from Norway: Skillingsboller, Norwegian Cinnamon Buns

@ssdf23 - I can't stand glazed buns, but I do like sugar and pearl sugar instead of over sweet gooey glaze is thee way to go with bullar of any scandinavian origin :)

Coffee Traditions: Scandinavian Egg Coffee

I don't know if it was egg coffee or not (thinking NOT) but I think Swedish coffee is excellent and superior to most coffee here in the US. I don't know what brands I tasted but I always drank it at my families' homes there not out.

What's yer favorite cocktail???????

Dark and stormy! Or any spins off that general flavor combo!

What do you CLEAN with??

@somechick, you could always have DH do the cooking and dishes ;)

Sugar Cookies have a crazed appearance

It's probably the powdered sugar. Do you know those chocolate cookies that have the cracked look on top? Well those are coated in powdered sugar and then baked to make them appear that way. The recipe my grandmother gave me doesn't call for powdered sugar and they never look cracked. I refrigerate the dough and then roll out and cut out shapes. Hope that helps!

Cook the Book: Lemony Chicken Pot Pie with Parsley Biscuit Crust

I really enjoyed making this, more veggies would be delicious I agree! I am only cooking for 2 so it made for a very easy leftover. I really could care less what my dish looks like as long as it tastes great but if it bothers you what about red bliss potatoes? I'm sure that would brighten it up.

Freezer Meals for a single college student.

How about mini Shepard's Pies (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aaron-mccargo-jr/mini-shepherds-pie-recipe/index.html)? Or Chili Cheesy Mac (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/01/cheesy-chili-mac-recipe.html)? Or stuffed shells? As for sweets, you're probably covered, but cinnamon buns are always good!

What's fun to use phyllo dough with?

sherried mushroom empanadas!

USDA Declares War on Pizza

Cakes, cookies, pizza, cheese, sausages, hot dogs, ribs, bacon, and ice cream? Good god that list sounds like my last meal on earth (if of course I was warned of said event). Also, isn't the solid fat part of pizza cheese anyways, so what's with the repeating?!!! Way harsh USDA.

If salt/pepper were a given, what would be your one other spice?

cumin and thyme or sage...I'd just chop up fresh garlic if i needed it since it's a vegetable too :) otherwise garlic would be #1

Taste Test: Buffalo Wing Sauce

Anytime I've had great wings and I've asked what hot sauce they use the inevitable answer is Frank's...it's really kind of amazing. Frank's and melted butter are delicious soul mates.

Red Rooster: Well Designed But Still Finding Its Legs

@chieatta11 - totally agree...and 9 dollars for glorified snickers seems less than cheap but then again I'd order it in a heartbeat.

How to Jazz Up Your Guacamole

Queso fresco topping, mmm. I second the cumin suggestion, always a hit or you can dust your tortilla chip with it instead. Also, sometimes I'll use habanero peppers instead of jalapeno (watch out it's very spicy/hot!).

Pho - Manhattan or Queens

I used to go to this place pho bang at chatam sq. near mott that was my pho go to for like 12 years, but then they closed about 5 years ago :( They had delicious curry soup with fresh french bread on the side in addition to an excellent pho menu (which was way cheap to boot! 4 bux for basic beef pho). I would beg my parents to go there whenever we went out for dinner when I was to young to go running around the city. Anyway, I never knew if they moved or closed but then I went to some place that had the same name but it wasn't the same at all. I would love to see if anyone has a any really good recos!! Thanks for starting this topic jeffmoore.

Where can I buy lussekatter (Swedish safron buns) in New York?

@katzimmer-I had no idea Fika has another location, and only a few avenues away from here. You just made my day!

Where can I buy lussekatter (Swedish safron buns) in New York?

Perhaps the Swedish Church on 48th street (between 5th ave & Madison;north side of the street and close to 5th ave). They have baked goods (like bullar and I think lussekatter during the holidays) and open face sandwiches as well as Swedish drinks and candy! I think of it as more of a cultural center for Swedes away from home than a church (which is on the second floor) because they also have Swedish magazines and papers and you can find many fellow Swedes just having a coffee there too :)

Bourbon Balls

Mmm, these sound wonderful and very much like a no bake swedish treat my mom used to make during the holidays just using cocoa powder, butter, rolled oats, sugar, and a drop of coffee (http://annesfood.blogspot.com/2008/01/swedish-chocolate-balls.html)!

Cakespy: Pie Fries

This is so cute. I used to make little mock thumbprint cookies out of the left over pie dough when my mom made apple pie...but this looks so much more delicious. Boy, do I have a surprise for my mom this holiday.

San Francisco: Pizzetta 211 in the Outer Richmond

Thanks David, those are on my hit list now (well Flour +Water was already but I have anxiety about the possibly never ending line to get in)!

Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco..where to eat out?

My husband and I are going to SF over Thanksgiving and my sister in law and her friend are joining us. Since we're all away from home we will be eating out for Thanksgiving. Here's the tricky part: My husband is not a fan of traditional turkey dinner, I am, and my sister in law is veggie (and not sure about her friend). Maybe there is no solution to keep everyone happy but it would be so nice...a girl can dream right? I have a list of places we want to eat but none have info on their T-day plans...any native SF-ers here that can help me?? Giving many thanks already if you can :)

What can I do with lots of cooked bacon?

So I got alot of awesome peppered bacon from Loveless Cafe 2 weeks ago and then a friend who was south also brought me more of this bacon. I mean, I love bacon, but dang, I have a lot of bacon. We opened it this weekend and ate a lot of bacon and egg breakfasts, mmm. This stuff is well cured but doesn't hold up well in my sad little fridge (yeah the thing is 1/2 or 3/4 size) so I cooked the rest yesterday and used some of it crumbled in a salad last night. But needless to say there's a ton left...what else can I do with this extreme excess of cooked bacon beside salad topping and a carbonara?

Video: eHarmony Bio, 'I Love Cheeseburgers'

Looking for that special someone? Maybe Jon is your man. He loves cheeseburgers. Really loves cheeseburgers. He wants to eat every cheeseburger. Just thinking about the impossibility of the task makes him break down in tears. You may never find another man who loves cheeseburgers as much as he does. This is a once-in-a-lifetime match. More

Great Airline Food on Air France (Yes, Really)

I've long stopped counting on airline food as a viable meal; with some airlines still serving those terrible little trays of mushy pasta and limp salads, some now charging $9 for stale sandwiches, and some not serving food at all, it's generally easier to bring your own meal aboard or just eat ahead of time. So I was stunned when this tray landed in front of me on an Air France flight, economy section. More

Curried Cashews

Roasting these cashews twice ensures that they are toasty and crisp. The spicy curry, cumin, and cayenne are complimented perfectly by the caramelized brown sugar and just a hint of butter. Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens... More

Cakespy: Funfetti Pancakes

Fact: half of the word "pancake" is comprised of the word "cake". Actually, if you want to get really technical, it's slightly more than half. And in celebration of bringing more cake to the pan, I'd like to present my newest invention: Funfetti Pancakes. More

Serious Heat: 10 Homemade Spicy Food Gifts

Taking into account a person's food likes and crafting a homemade gift for them can be a thoughtful, touching gift for the holidays. The joy is not just in giving the gift, but also in making it. For the spice-savvy person in your life, here are 10 homemade spicy gift ideas from harissa to honey-chile butter. Do you have any zesty homemade gifts you make? More

A Historic Agreement for Tomato Pickers in Florida

Even in an era of heightened food awareness and activists fighting for sustainable food across the country, there are still great inequities in the American agricultural system. One of the most harmful is the plight of tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida. The Immokalee region has a $600 million tomato growing industry, and its workers are some of the most abused and poorly paid laborers in the country. More

Cook the Book: Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

This gratin from Lyniece North Talmadge's The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook takes chunks of sweet potatoes and bakes them with a mix of cream, thyme, parmesan, and gruyère until molten, bubbly, and brown. It's just as rich and creamy as you'd imagine with a list of ingredients like that, with the cream and cheese melding with the potatoes, creating a custard-like filling, and a top and bottom crust with plenty of browned, scrape-able bits—the tell-tale sign of a great gratin. More

Kenji Recognized in Food&Wine Magazine!

Hey, how has this not yet been posted at SeriousEats? I found it via, of all places, a Cook's Illustrated forum when trying a few searches for a different SE thread here. http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/40-big-food-thinkers-under-40 40 Big Food Thinkers Under 40 My... More

What Are Your Wine Discoveries?

In the latest issue of Food and Wine, wine editor Ray Isle recommends 100 bottles to drink now. Some of them are good values, such as Borsao's Tres Picos Garnacha and Veramonte's Sauvignon Blanc. (The Veramonte is one of several Sauvignon Blancs that made our Top Picks Under $10.) Other wines on the list are serious splurges: sure, Dom Pérignon is great, but is that really how you want to spend $150? Isle's recommendation for grower champagne (from Pierre Gimonet et Fils) is probably a better value. More

Food Charity: God's Love We Deliver

Meet the amazing folks at God's Love We Deliver, who deliver 24,000 meals weekly to homebound New Yorkers, and they have been doing this for 25 years. More specifically, I want to introduce everyone to my new 95 year-old friend Natalie. You'll see from watching the video that although Natalie already has a boyfriend, I'm hopeful that she and I can work something out. She's that special. More