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sufferin' succotash

Pack Your Picnic Basket Like a Pro: Essential Gadgets for Your Next Outing

another for that serious eats tote. IT'S TOO CUTE

Bake the Book: Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream Shop

The 20 Best New Sour Beers in the World

Evil Twin's Justin Blåbær!!!!!!!!
great post. very informative. one question -- I've noticed that some sours are also saisons? Is a sour just another characteristic of a beer in addition to being an IPA, saison, stout, what have you?

Brooklyn bars that serve tacos?

looks awesome. AND they have lengua! thanks, erik.

Where to purchase fresh offal in NYC?

Thanks, Kenji. I went back to Fleisher's actually and found out that you can order chicken hearts from them in advance. The guy I talked to last time was probably new or something... They carry beef heart too, which I cooked over the weekend. Very tasty and good quality.

17 Great Cold Noodles in New York for Hot Summer Days

don't forget Ganso's summer noodles!

Cook the Book: 'Hiroko's American Kitchen'

Any cooked rice in my home automatically gets the sushi seasoning treatment (rice vinegar, mirin, sugar). Fish heads never go to waste.

Where to purchase fresh offal in NYC?

Hi there,
I want to get into cooking with offal but am having a hard time finding trustworthy grocery stores or butchers to buy.

The chicken hearts I bought from a grocery store in Chinatown (can't remember which but it was close to the Grand BD stop) turned out to be moldy and Fleisher's in Brooklyn doesn't sell chicken hearts (though they have livers).

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I am looking for any kind of hearts and offal in general. I live in Fort Greene so anything in Brooklyn or Manhattan is convenient.


How to Cook Lao Food Like a Pro

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Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Chris Santos's Lower East Side

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