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Cook the Book: 'Herbivoracious'

A good palak paneer with garlic naan!

Cook the Book: 'The Occasional Vegetarian'

I just made awesome falafel today so I am going with that.

Bake the Book: 'Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home'

A decade or so ago, my friend Jonathon made me lemon lavender ice cream and that opened my mind to think outside of the typical flavours. My mind has probably made that scoop out to be better than it really was but I will always remember it as perfect.

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Non-Pedestrian Cheeses

Awesome!!! This article made my week.

Poll: What's Your Choice of the Chains?

As a Canadian, I say Panago.

Cook the Book: 'The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook'

I can't think of a specific food but I loved the Lord of the Rings books and I wanted to eat like a hobbit. So many meals!

Weekend Book Giveaway: My Milk Toof

Halloween one! I didn't know there was a book. So excited. I don't think "squee" even covers it.

Bake the Book: 'Miette: Recipes from San Francisco's Most Charming Pastry Shop'

The Duchess in Edmonton. Amazing, cute little french pastry place.

Drink the Book Giveaway: 'Homemade Soda'

I am a sucker for fruit soda. Raspberry or strawberry would be great.

The Best Surface For Baking Pizza: Finale

Thanks for this series! I have been needing to buy a new stone but once I saw you started this, I was going to wait until the end to pick one up.

Goodbye, Dumpling

You are and will continue to be missed Dumpling.

Weekend Giveaway: 'The Food Matters Cookbook'

I eat vegetarian most of the time and vegan often. When I do eat meat, I try to know where the meat came from.

Drink the Book: Cocktail Techniques by Kazuo Uyeda

I usually stick with vodka cranberry. I need to mix it up.

Cook the Book: 'Appetite for Reduction'

Quinoa taboulleh!

Canadians who grocery shop in the States

I pick up as many boxes of Cheez-its as I can carry when I go back to the US.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Charles Chocolates' Edible Chocolate Holiday Box

It changes day to day but today it would be the Nutella pizza at Famoso.

Cook the Book: 'The Gourmet Cookie Book'

An oatmeal cookie at the Duchess Bakery in Edmonton Alberta. It was made of magic.

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

Cranberry sugar cookies!

Cook the Book: 'The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook'

Some of my favourite comfort food is mashed sweet potatoes! Of course with a touch of maple syrup.

The 12 Days of Dumpling in a Halloween Costume: Lobster

Teachertalk, I do too! As soon as I got home from university today I checked for today's costume. Also when my husband gets homes from work I tell him what Dumpling was wearing today but he doesn't seem to care as much as I do.

The 12 Days of Dumpling in a Halloween Costume: Corn on the Cob

I wish this could be 365 days of Dumpling in food costumes.

Cook the Book: 'The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker'

I use my rice cooker 5-7 days a week for rice but my heart belongs to my KitchenAid mixer. I don't want to ever go back to making whipped creme or whipped egg whites for angel food cake by hand ever again.

Cook the Book: 'Street Food of India'

Tacos in Costa Rica. There was some magical sauce on there that I will dream about for the rest of my life.

Just the Flax, Ma'am: How To Incorporate Flax Seeds Into Your Diet

I've been making flax banana muffins each week for breakfast for a couple months now. I buy it already ground in the bulk bin section. I go through it pretty fast so I don't bother with buying them whole and grinding them myself since the ground and whole are the same price.

Thanks for the post. I will try and add it to other things too!

Fondant Cakes: I'm so over them.

Me too. I hate fondant for actual eating. I peel it off and throw it away. It often looks nice but I think it takes way more skill to ice a cake without it and have it look wonderful.

An apple (or two) a day

For the last couple of months I have been eating one or two raw granny smith apples a day. I have been either eating them plain or dipping them in peanut butter. I am looking for some other ideas of what to pair them with. I am looking for it to be an idea that uses them raw. My husband and I make slaw with apples often already.

Thanks!

Kiwi: To Peel or Not To Peel?

I have been eating kiwis as long as I can remember and have always peeled them. That's how my mom gave them to me when I was little and how I continued to do it ever since. The other day I was cutting up a lot of fruit to macerate in balsamic vinegar and top with creme fraiche and when I started to peel the fuzz off the kiwi, my husband looked at me like I was insane. I realized that I had never eaten the fuzz so I tried a bit and was not a fan so I will be peeling them for the rest of my life.

What do all of you do with kiwi? Any other fruits that other people think yo treat oddly?

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

Coffee Chronicles: Serious Eats Office Coffee Meta-Makeover!

The great crusade of the coffee nerd is to try to get the good word across to the food people. It should be so easy, right? Sure, these people understand flavor, nuance, deliciousness, and think about all that farm-to-table blahbetty blah all the time. So why are they drinking stale deli coffee? As Serious Eats: New York's coffee columnist, I took it upon myself to quietly inquire as to how the SE core office crew enjoys their caffeine on a daily basis. The answer was not as bad as it could have been—but it wasn't pretty. More