Leftover Creme Fraiche

@AnnieNT, I have at least a cup leftover. That pasta sounds delicious!

@sobriquet, Here's the link:

Cookbooks for Gifts

King Arthur Flour's Baking Book. All you need for baking!

Scottish/English Oat Cookie Recipe

@PlumGaga, I saw this recipe as well but isn't quite what I'm looking for. The kind I've had while traveling in the UK are more "oatier" for lack of a better term.

Thanks for sending this my way, anyway!

Bake the Book: The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook

Black and white cookies from NYC

College Tours: Where to Eat Near Wesleyan University

What about O'Rourkes?! And Catina; family style Italian under the Sons of Italy. Or Haveli, some of the best Indian food I've had...ever.

Gluten Free Options for a Tailgate

Thanks to everyone for the great ideas!

Simple food = best meals

Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and parmesan
mashed avocado (with salt & pepper) on toast
bacon & eggs
burrata with heirloom tomatoes (salt, pepper, olive oil) and good bread

How to save recipes from magazines

Thanks to everyone- I do have a recipe binder and am a big pinterest user so I will definitely be using both!

Where Would You Escape To For Breakfast Pastries?

La Farine in Oakland!

Grilling in Oakland, CA

If you could eat at Only One Chicago Restaurant

Public or Topolobambo

If you could have one cooking item...

@KevinRyan, I totally agree. I would love to get an atlas pasta maker.

Also would love a food processor; I have a mini cuisinart one which is great and I use all the time but would love one with all the slicing capabilities and dough blade.

Win a Barbecue Tour from Ed Levine at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

I had eaten BBQ prior to this, but fell in love on a college tour in North Carolina when I was a junior in high school.

What's On Your NYC Bucket List?

As someone who recently made the same NYC to SF move, I created a bucket list for myself before I left. I'd add Prune, Mile End, Essa Bagel, and Vanessa's Dumplings to your list for both their deliciousness and my nostalgia. I could not agree more about Motornio! I'm looking forward to a trip back home in a few weeks to go to all my favorites!

Snapshots from Foodstock, Wesleyan University's Food Conference

I, too, am quite upset that this did not happen while I was on campus. It looks like an amazing event.

Knead the Book: 'The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking'

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

My wustof santoku without a doubt- bringing it back east for the holidays to use at my parent's house!

Weekend Cook and Tell: Thanksgiving Pregame

Pre-Thanksgiving prep includes: making cheesewheel biscuits and freezing them, making cranberry sauce (pear-ginger sauce this year from America's Test Kitchen menus cookbook), making scalloped potatoes and freezing, making pie dough for buttermilk sweet potato pie (smitten kitchen), and finally getting everything together for stuffing so its just combining day of. We're into prep, can you tell?

The Vegetarian Option: Akdeniz Turkish Cuisine

this place was one of my go-tos when I worked in midtown (awesome for late nights at the office). next time try the spicy veggie appetizer and you MUST get the baklava. It is amazing.

Serious Eats NYC-Maine Road Trip: Suggestions Please!

Without a doubt O'Rourkes diner in Middletown, CT. Very easy to get to, on the way, and you CANNOT miss Brian O'Rourke's specials, breads, and actually just about anything on the extensive menu.

Cook the Book: 'Canal House Cooking Volume No. 6'

My most memorable food shopping experience is when I went to Berkeley Bowl with my boyfriend's mother only after meeting her a few times. She is of Chinese decent but born in Trinidad so her knowledge of various fruits and veggies really opened my eyes to so many new things!

Last Meals In NYC (Under $20)

This is so funny, I'm in the midst of creating my "to eat" list as I am leaving for California in a month or so. This is what I have so far:

Meatball Shop
Corner Bistro
Stanton Social
Mile End
Pies N' Thighs
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Shake Shack

Yes, I know there are some repeats but they're so good its worth mentioning twice!

lunch suggestions in manhattan?

Motorino in the east village--they have the best lunch time deal. Its $12 for a pizza and a salad. Best pizza I've ever had.

lunch suggestions in manhattan?

Motorino in the east village--they have the best lunch time deal. Its $12 for a pizza and a salad. Best pizza I've ever had.

Weekend Cook and Tell: Dinners in Under 10 Minutes

My go to eating alone at night meal is a ton of garlic fried in olive oil tossed with tomatoes, a ton of pepper and parmesean cheese on top of pasta. Quick and delicious.

Also, I recently saw something on crostini (maybe in the NY Times?) with ricotta, peaches, and prosciutto. I tossed some arugula on last night as well for a fast and summer tasting meal.

Leftover Creme Fraiche

I have some leftover creme fraiche from a banana cream pie recipe (side note, fantastic recipe if anyone is looking for one). I'm looking for some ways to use it up! Thanks!

Chinese Dumplings in Oakland

I used to live around the corner from Vanessa's Dumplings in NYC. My life has been altered for the worse since moving away from the 5/$1 dumplings and veggie sesame pancakes.

I've eaten dumplings at Shan Dong but they aren't the type I'm looking for. Does anyone have a recommendation for a place that I could get delicious pan friend dumplings??

Preserving Fresh Corn

I have many recipes bookmarked to preserve tomatoes, zucchini, pickles, peaches, etc (aka summer bounty), but do not have anything for corn. I'd love to save fresh, sweet corn for the winter months. What is the best way?

Gluten Free Options for a Tailgate

I'm going to be tailgating next week for the first game of football season (can't believe it is that time of year again!).

We are tailgating with one gluten intolerant person. They are happy to simply take the bun of the hot dog and that sort of thing, but I'd like to have some options. Thoughts?

I also want to make gluten free dessert- I usually make brownies for tailgates- maybe almond cookies this time. Any other suggestions?

Thank you!

How to save recipes from magazines

I subscribe to a few food magazines and always want to cook many of the featured recipes. Once I close the magazine, I always have a hard time remembering which issue the recipe was in or just forget about it all together.

Is there a good way to organize these recipes- type them up? tear them out? I'm curious if anyone has a good solution.


Grilling in Oakland, CA

I'm planning on throwing a BBQ on Saturday for my boyfriend's birthday and some friends that are in town. I'm semi-new to the area and am looking for a great place to grill and hang out for the afternoon.

We spent July 4th around Lake Merritt which was awesome, except that the geese (and their droppings) really had control of the area.

Any suggestions appreciated! And feel free to stop by if you see a big group grilling ;)

One Night in the Bay Area

My brother is coming to visit for the first time (I just moved to the Bay Area this past summer) on his way to Australia but can only be here for about 24 hours. I want to cram so much into those 24 hours- but what can't we miss?

CSAs, What do they cost?

I would like to join a CSA in the future (I know certain places only have specific times to sign up), but would like to know what the average cost is. Does anyone have an idea? Thanks!

Dessert and Drinks

My best friend wants to go out for dessert and a drink for her birthday. Does anyone have any recommendations for a cute cafe or somewhere with delicious desserts? If they don't serve cocktails, no problem, we can head somewhere afterwards!

Where to eat: Barcelona and Madrid

I'm going on a vacation next week to Barcelona and Madrid (with a day trip to Toledo). If anyone has any recomendations for places to eat--I'm looking for lunch, dinner, tapas (or the catalan version), bars, etc--any suggestion is appreciated!

Friend coming into town, where should we eat?

A friend of mine is coming to NYC from California (the bay area), and I'd like to take her some where that is very "new york." I don't want to do Katz's or a place like that, but a restaurant that may be hard to find outside the city. I'm drawing a blank.....any suggestions would be appreciated!

Also, we don't have unlimited budget.

Vanilla Beans--Where to Buy?

I am very sorry to say that I have never baked with vanilla beans before, though I am an avid baker. I have heard that it is cost effective to buy them online in bulk and save them in the fridge. Is this true? If so, does anyone have a recommendation of a website to buy from or a certain store (I am in NYC). Thanks!

New York Romantic Restaurant

My boyfriend and I are celebrating being together for two years, and would like to go out for romantic, special meal. Unfortunately, we do not have an unlimited budget and would like to go somewhere were entrees are around $25-30. Any suggestions would be great!