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Cook the Book: 'The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone' by Deborah Madison

Just made a Brown Rice Mujadarra with Mixed Herbs from Bon Appetit that was amazing. definitely a new favorite.

Where to eat in San Diego (4 days)

thank you! I will indeed have a car.

Where to eat in San Diego (4 days)

I actually just found a serious eats article for best tacos in San Diego! Mariscos, blue water, bringatine, el sarape.....

Staff Picks: What's Your Least Favorite Dessert?

I'm not the biggest cheesecake fan. I will never order cheesecake anywhere.

Lake Trout With Nuoc Mam Gung and Broccoli

the photo looks like the pepper is finely diced.

Make-Ahead Mustardy Quinoa with Sausage, Potato, and Tarragon

Great to make to bring to class and work for lunch!

Brown Butter Bourbon Cookies

Brewery to Watch: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

I hope your next Brewery to Watch is Prairie Artisan Ales in Tulsa, OK.

Win Pop Chart Lab's 'The Various Varieties of Fruits'

Avocado of course!

Maple syrup
This pie is not very sweet. I would highly suggest drizzling way more maple syrup on the top than 1tbs.

Cook the Book: 'Pasta Modern'

Rosemary, almond and butternut squash gnocci

Should I tip the barista?

Thanks, @Dan DiPiero!

Should I tip the barista?

and the "my barista" part wasn't a pointed word....I don't even frequently go to coffee shops or have a consistent place. Easy, @msecondo!

Should I tip the barista?

pay range* not price range.

Should I tip the barista?

I'm very familiar with minimum wage as I have had plenty of jobs at that price range. Some of these jobs were definitely not glamorous. This is a legitimate question in regards to tipping because I don't think it is as standardized as tipping servers is. I clearly am not sure about it! No entitlement here. =]

Dinner Tonight: Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Bok Choy

Delicious and easy. What a fast dinner. I served this with brown basmati rice.

The Model Bakery Cookbook: Promo Code and Giveaway

buttermilk biscuit. hands down.


haha, dad, @whitesleep I'm so glad you are on SE now.

Italian Easy: Farro Salad with Lentils, Beans and Oven Roasted Vegetables

Looks wonderful! Can't wait to make it this week.

Bake the Book: Cooking with Flowers

Serving suggestions for "healthy" crackers

Kenji's green pea hummus is delicious: The cheese variations are awesome.

Bake the Book: Home Made Summer

fruit fruit fruit! Porter Peaches are especially wonderful this time in Oklahoma.

Looking for Tulsa, OK People

@curunir Stonehorse is consistent. I haven't been to the Tavern but I've looked at the menu....hasn't thrilled me. I ate at the alley a few days ago and enjoyed it! I'm surprised more people haven't commented! Antoinette's on Brookside is pretty new and I've really enjoyed their pies! Friday and Saturday night pie night from 7-10.

Richard Blais's Smoked Caesar Salad

I would looooove to win a copy!

Help! My roommate wrecked my bakeware!

Dawn Power Dissolver is my best have to let it sit on the nasty gunk for 30 minutes but it comes off pretty easily. Bar Keepers Friend with steel wool will also probably work.

Where to eat in San Diego (4 days)

I will be in San Diego for 4 days for the the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (June 1). I will be staying at The Mark in East Village. Where should I without a doubt go on this short trip?
A suggestion for killer tacos would be wonderful.
I would also appreciate some suggestions for bars. I'm 23 and love craft cocktails and beer. I found Craft & Commerce and Blind Lady Ale House on that seem interesting but open to suggestions.

I investigated this site and it seems like serious eats has mostly burger suggestions! The cheese curd burger at Davanti looks delicious. However, I would like more suggestions. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas would be much appreciated.

Should I tip the barista?

Should I hold the same tipping standards for baristas as I do for servers? I have been wondering this for quite some time. I always tip my servers at restaurants 18-20% because I know their hourly wage is roughly $2-$3, thus the bulk of their income must come from tips. However, I rarely ever tip my barista, especially since they get paid at least minimum wage. What are your thoughts?

Best places to eat in Oklahoma City

I just moved from Tulsa to OKC. I would love some advice on places to eat and drink. All price ranges are welcome. I am very open-minded with food and enjoy all cuisines. I enjoy beer and craft cocktails as well. I have only been to Tapwerks

Looking for Tulsa, OK People

I've never thought the food scene here in Tulsa is all that great. We have a few interesting places but never have I seen anything posted on this site about Tulsa. I'm just looking to the Tulsa SE Community to see where you like to eat and drink! I'm not thrilled on any restaurants, but here are some of my favorite places: Valkyrie, Vintage 1740, Dust Bowl, and Glacier Confections for incredible chocolate.

QUICK! where to eat in DC!

Going to the ole Capitol and I would love some suggestions to eat. Reservations have already been made for dinner but I would love some great breakfast and lunch places. From hole in the wall to upscale. Leaving tomorrow!

Culinary Torch Recommendations

I'm looking into a culinary torch for Creme brûlée. Any suggestions? I'm not looking to spend a whole lot of money. Would love some input and maybe some links to where to purchase.

Where to eat in Wilmington, NC

I've lived in Wilmington for 4 years, attending UNCW. I'm curious as to which restaurants people like the most. Any suggestions? I'd like to see what I'm missing out on! There doesn't seem to be much of a food scene here.
Manna, Deluxe, Surf House, and S. College Sandwiches are some of my favorites.


I had asked for restaurants in Tampa for my parents....and of the suggestions given, they went to The Refinery and Bologna. Thank you @finsbigfan and @imwalkin for some wonderful suggestions! I was texted many photos throughout both meals and became incredibly jealous while here in Wilmington, NC.

Salt Varieties & Benefits?

Does anyone out there use different salts? What salts you use and what do you use them for? I recently just read a blog by Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Chocolates. She encouraged the use of different salts. I'm intrigued! is her blog.

What to do with chestnuts

I have a large container of chestnuts that I received in my produce box, ( and I'm not sure what to do with them! Any recipe ideas?? (besides stuffing...)

Julia Child's Chocolate Souffle

I have never made a souffle before....However, it is one of my favorite desserts! How difficult is Julia's souffle recipe? Any tricks you know about to help make a successful souffle?

Two Buck Chuck Red Wine from Trader Joe's

I do not have a Trader Joe's where I live. However, my friend is going out of town the this weekend and asked if I wanted anything from the store. Has anyone tried Trader Joe's Two Buck Chuck Wine? If you give good reviews, I'll have her pick up a bottle or two!

Dining in San Diego!

Any suggestions where to eat in San diego? Great places to eat lunch and dinner. Preferably some great seafood suggestions for dinner but anything is much appreciated!

Annapolis, MD for Graduation Week

My family will be in Annapolis for Graduation Week next week. There will be about 11 of us. Where are some good places to eat for large parties? (But still delicious....)

Additionally, are there any particular restaurants that have great desserts? (not necessarily for large parties, I'd like to maybe take a date there!)

Cook the Book: Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango

This particular plate, a cool starter or perfect spring lunch, marries ingredients that seemingly have nothing to do with one another, namely mango and eggplant. But when the eggplant is charred and mixed with the nutty soba noodles and the tangy dressing, the mango brings the dish together with its sweet bursts of fruitiness boosting the salty, sour qualities of the noodles. More

First Look: All the Cocktails at Ad Hoc, Yountville, CA

If you've been tasting wine all day in Napa or Sonoma, by sunset you might be ready for a change of pace. Ad Hoc, Thomas Keller's family-style restaurant in Yountville, recently got its liquor license, and the team, including Bar Manager Christian Schnurr, Sommelier and Assistant GM Jessica Pinzon, and GM Josh Blackman, has been busy perfecting a Keller-approved 6-item cocktail list that just made its debut. We took the launch as an excuse to head up to wine country to check it out. More

Diane Rossen Worthington's Penne with Roasted Broccoli and Pistachio Gremolata

Roasted broccoli is a wonder. A hot oven can transform the mild vegetable into something rich and caramelized, and the depth of flavor it's capable of never ceases to amaze me. And tossing with hot pasta is about the best way I know to transform that magic into a full meal. This recipe, from Diane Rossen Worthington's Seriously Simple Parties, takes things a step further by tossing the whole thing with a pistachio gremolata. More

Dinner Tonight: Diane Rossen Worthington's Penne with Roasted Broccoli and Pistachio Gremolata

Roasted broccoli is a wonder. A hot oven can transform the mild vegetable into something rich and caramelized, and the depth of flavor it's capable of never ceases to amaze me. And tossing with hot pasta is about the best way I know to transform that magic into a full meal. This recipe, from Diane Rossen Worthington's Seriously Simple Parties, takes things a step further by tossing the whole thing with a pistachio gremolata. More

Dinner Tonight: Rick Bayless's Zucchini, Corn, and Poblano Tacos

You don't come across vegetarian tacos all that often, but in the rare instances in which you do, they're often wonderful. For a long time my go-to was another Rick Bayless recipe involving swiss chard and caramelized onions; I'd put them in front of any meat eater any day. Searching for a recipe using corn and zucchini, I came across this second Bayless recipe, which is similarly excellent. More

Cocktail 101: Cocktail Making in Theory and Practice

Today I'm going to step back a bit from my normal habit, in this space, of looking at cocktails and spirits in minute detail. Instead, I'll discuss a general theory of cocktails, one that should help you branch out from specific recipes and develop the ability to create new masterworks of cocktailing. With today's post as your guide, you too can someday become a master cocktologist. More

The Food Lab's Asparagus Week, Day 1: Asparagus and Ramp Soup with Yogurt

Now's the time of year that asparagus is at its absolute sweet and tender best around here, so I've decided to make a whole week out of it. Welcome to Asparagus Week! Each day this week you'll find a new asparagus recipe here that'll hopefully demonstrate the crazy versatility of spring's finest produce. The key to truly fantastic asparagus soup is the same as the key to truly fantastic grilled asparagus or braised asparagus or blanched asparagus or sauteed asparagus: start with truly fantastic asparagus. More

Dinner Tonight: Mindy Fox's Red Quinoa, Raw Asparagus and Endive Salad

When asparagus is truly in season, like at this exact moment, the vegetable is so sweet and tender it doesn't even need to be cooked. Just thinly slice the stalks, dress them with a vinaigrette, and you're left with a stunningly simple fresh asparagus salad. The only catch is that these salads are often light, bordering on insubstantial. That might make a fine first course, but what if you only want to make one dish for dinner? This recipe from Mindy Fox's Salads: Beyond the Bowl solves that problem by adding quinoa, pine nuts, and shaved Parmesan. More