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So You Wanna Be a Private Chef?

I'm actually interested in RaptorEsq's question, so I'll be more specific: what would you charge for a 4 course dinner for 6 people?

Bake the Book: The Model Bakery Cookbook

middle eastern sweets in american flavors (pb&j baklava, anyone?)

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

is 1 1/2 cups really the correct amount of veg oil? that seems like an incredible amount for a 2-layer cake

Where to Drink in the East Village: 10 Great Cocktails

@tinybanquetcommittee to say "the type of people they draw to the neighborhood" and lump every single person that might spend a night in the EV at one of these bars into a single category is an incredibly ridiculous statement.

you're seeing what you want to see instead of what's actually in front of you.

Drinks That Bring Back Memories: Kern's Horchata

bibi caffe (espresso soda). haven't seen that stuff on a store shelf since I lived in seattle almost 15 years ago. unfortunately, Manhattan Special doesn't even come close.

Which Is The Best Pumpkin Beer?

gotta second @Doug BW's recommendation. weyerbacher is the way to go.

Win Two Spots at Dinner by April Bloomfield and Paul Virant, Sunday October 21st

Christina Tosi and Brooks Headley for both ends of the NYC dessert spectrum.

Sugar Rush: Salted Caramel Macaroons from Danny Macaroons

gotta second kathy's recommendation. if you ever see them around nyc, definitely grab one. the restraint in the use of sugar in these is awesome, a welcome reprieve from the hyper-sweetened treats in most bakeries.

The Elvis Sandwich (Grilled Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana)

The nutritional breakdown of this sandwich is pretty epic. Roughly 1475 calories per sandwich.

Scoop the Book: Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones from Bi-Rite Creamery

buttermilk ice cream! you don't see it that often, but it's so tasty...

Pie of the Week: Bananas Foster Pie

How about a "molten chocolate cake" pie, a "creme brulee" pie, or a "german chocolate cake" pie?

A Cookie A Day: 'One Sweet Cookie'

Grandmother made stollen every Christmas since I was born. She passed away this Fall and now I'm going to tackle her recipe for the holiday.


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