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Serious Reads: Bitters, A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All by Brad Thomas Parsons

Angostura, Peychaud's, Regan's Orange Bitters, and Fee Bros Chocolate.... I gave Bitterman's Tikki bitters as a gift and it was very hard to part with it...

Cereal Eats: The Troubled Relationship Between Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Golden Grahams

I agree with @nossi, who wants to have to wipe your hands after eating a fistful of cereal? What other cereal has a sugar "dust" on top? Couldn't they take the time to make it a nice glaze, like Frosted Flakes? So GG all the way UNLESS you can find S. W. Grahams. Am I the only person who remembers these with fondness bordering on desperate longing?

11 Great Pizza Road Trips from NYC

what the H? No Westchester joints whatsoever. Sal's in Mamaroneck is a Southern Westchester shrine. Check it out, AK.

Cereal Eats: A New Column Devoted To The Cereal-Obsessed

@mamalia, I bet there are more of us out there. A Golden Graham Cravings sisterhood...

Cereal Eats: A New Column Devoted To The Cereal-Obsessed

Very excited for this and a few quick topic suggestions:

Can we bring back S.W. Grahams? That was the best cereal ever.

Who else desperately wanted Cookie Crisp as a kid in the late 70s/early 80s because of the very aggressive advertising (some kind of cookie thief?)

Finally, prego cereal cravings. I only wanted to eat Golden Grahams and up until then I hadn't had them in about 10 years. Would have eaten them as my 3 meals a day (plus prenatal vitamin) but cooler heads prevailed. My daughter just had her first bite of baby cereal (brown rice), so interested to see what she likes/becomes obsessed with...

No wedding cake -- a new trend???

We had ice cream (Blue Marble) and cookies (Baked) at our wedding. It was perfect!

Ginger & Peanuts: Two Great Tastes from Under the Earth

how do you brew tea from peanuts? recipe, please!

Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles

I have been a Ramen Transmogrifier since elementary school latchkey-kid dinners. Oodles of Noodles was the *only* brand...and in addition to condiments (particularly hot sauce) and vegetables, I used to dump in a (drained) can of chunk light tuna. Don't knock it 'till you've tried it.

The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: East Coast Contenders

If you had left off Walter's I was going to quit SE forever. Mamaroneck Pride.

Cook the Book: 'The Gourmet Cookie Book'

The cookies from Baked in Red Hook (chocolate chip, chocolate cloud, molasses and oatmeal raisin white chocolate) that we served at our wedding! As Marty Markowitz says: Brooklyn: How Sweet It Is!

Looking for a NY bakery experienced in marzipan

there are none left! go to Bay Ridge....

Pizza Obsessives: Maggie Hoffman

John's is the original (don't believe the hype about Ray's). Coal oven all the way! My parents used to take me there when it was just one room and a juke box. Even though they've expanded, the taste and the atmosphere remains - happily - unchanged. Once I brought a highfalutin college friend and she demanded fresh garlic for her pizza (when handed garlic powder). The waiter's raised eyebrows signified that she did not truly appreciate the old-school, 1970's-New-York poetry of a Bleecker Street pie.

Do you think eating pickles and ketchup together is weird?

No, I love that! Also with sriracha!

Ready to start drinking Beer again

Agree with CJ McD - Pick a good brand, and make up a sampler - a bottle each of several different varieties - and see what you like. So, for example, Dogfish Head: try their 60 Minute IPA, their Raisin D'etre, their Indian Brown, and their Shelter Pale Ale. Or try Rogue - they have some nice stouts. If you like cider & wine you might really enjoy darker, richer beers. Don't be afraid of stouts and porters! They are very wine-like in their complexity (or maybe wines are very stout-like?). Have fun exploring!

A good cup of coffee

Are you looking for coffee to serve, or for a new name for your company?

Great brands: Counter Culture, Intelligentsia, Blue Bottle, Stumptown.

Weekend Giveaway: 'The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook'

boeuf carbonnade (with Belgian beer). The ultimate cold-weather dish.

Road trip NY => Kentucky => Chicago....where to eat??

Halls on the River in Winchester, KY outside of Lexington. Fun, delicious. Try the beer cheese (really) and catfish. Beautiful setting on the KY river, too.

What are the "Do Not Miss" Restaurants in NYC?

I agree, go to Queens, Brooklyn, the Lower East Side and/or Chinatown for a truly New York culinary experience. But if you're in midtown, the bar at The Modern (at the Museum of Modern Art) has great food and a quintessentially NY ambiance.

what is the best cocoa powder?

Rademaker...from Holland, in the black box. Inexpensive (about like Droste) and great.

Baked brownies (from Red Hook) sold in NYC?

you could just ask Renato of Baked - - he is at @brooklynbaker on Twitter. I know they sell them at Blue Apron Foods in Park Slope and also at both locations of Blue Marble ice cream (also bklyn).

The United States of Pizza: Connecticut

Adam, thanks for the shout-out to Colony Grill! A great & undersung joint.

Lunch near Metropolitan Museum of Art

Le Pain Quotidien on Madison in the low 80s/high 70s. Or have a sandwich at the bar at Dean and Deluca (same area of Madison).

Have an abundance of marshmallow cream...

I think you can also make fudge with Fluff? Isn't there a recipe on the side of the jar?

New Non-Savory Goldfish Flavors: Vanilla, Cinnamon, and S'mores

can I confess I have tried the Earth's Best Sesame Street baby cookies (smiley-face-shaped) and they have the best, subtlest vanilla flavor of all?

(at the same time I'm curious to know exactly what "American Idol-flavored Pop Tarts" will taste like, @malecki... sounds less than vegetarian).

Good flavour combinations with Black Sesame Seeds?

my husband just stirfried them with sugar snap peas last night. Delicious!

Glogg recipe!

Need a good, authentic glogg (pretend you see an umlaut there)recipe that does not require ingredients shipped overnight from Sweden or another Northern European country. Thank you!

Saturday Night.... in Albany...

Will be in Albany for a couple of gigs this weekend, staying in the city (with car). Looking for a low-key spot for dinner - any state gov't types have any off-the-beaten-path faves? No red sauce joints, pls (meaning no offense to red sauce)...

Coastal Oregon Eats?

Honeymoon road trip along the Oregon coast. Any suggestions? Road food, haute cuisine, local specialties, general stores - - all ideas gratefully accepted.

Seattle restaurant recommendations

Looking for small, delicious, not too outrageously expensive (i.e. not the Seattle equivalent of La Grenouille), off the beaten path, if possible. Please let me know your faves - and thanks!

Market Tours: Exotic Latin American Ingredients at The Angel's Fruit Market in Bushwick

It would be a mistake to write off The Angel's Fruit Market as just any other produce stand. The aisles are treasure troves of hard to find, esoteric ingredients from Central and South America and from much of Mediterranean Europe. Take our tour around and prepare to get inspired. That dish you're planning to cook will take on new meaning. More