Paige Brocious

Boston: Pho Hoa's Banh Cuon Thit Nu'o'ng (Steamed Rice Rolls with Grilled Pork)

If you love Pho Hoa, try New Dong Khanh on Harrison around the corner! I've jumped between the different Vietnamese places in Chinatown and finally landed on this spot. Delicious pho, vermicelli dishes, lemongrass chicken. And really awesome bubble tea.

Daily Slice: The Real Deal, Jamaica Plain

@Pizzius Maximus

I'm sorry to hear about your bad slice experience! They make their dough in house, but it seems likely that your slice could've been hanging around for a while. If you're not into their chicken, try the Margherita slice--really light, fresh toppings.
As for those other JP joints, I'll put them on the list for future daily slices!

Daily Slice: Penguin Pizza, Boston

@RachelDP I agree, this is definitely one of my favorite Mission Hill bars. Love the sectioned-off nook to the many great memories.

Daily Slice: Penguin Pizza, Boston

@atmast Thanks for lookin out! The correct address is there now.

A Sandwich a Day: Pastrami on Rye at David's Brisket House

I went here last fall, and they were out of pastrami! Mistakenly I thought that the brisket would be a fine substitute since, after all, it is a Brisket House. But you know what happens when you assume, and I ended up with some decent-flavored but very dry and fatty brisket. Must go back for the pastrami!

NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

Corrected the date, thanks!

The Best Way To Eat Breakfast at McDonald's

I recently discovered that you can swap this egg here for the type of egg from the egg mcmuffin (sort of hard-boiled patty), and still get it on the biscuit. That plus the hashbrown would probably start a revolution or something!

Serious Eats New Haven Road Trip: Suggestions Please!

Nica's Market on Orange st. has great Italian deli sandwiches, paninis etc.

Maybe an NYC/New Haven Mamoun's side-by-side comparison?

Have fun!!

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Mixed Berry Pie (Made with Frozen Berries)

Frozen berries are a great alternative to fresh for winter baking. Many people fret about whether they should thaw the fruit first, but you don't need to. With the exception of a slightly longer baking time, the results are no different from baking with fresh berries, and the crust actually holds its shape well with frozen berries inside. Feel free to adjust the sugar and cornstarch to your tastes for sweetness and texture; less cornstarch will yield a runny pie, more will give the filling a more jammy texture. More

Mango Mousse Pie

This is a light and refreshing mousse pie made with mango puree, which you can make using fresh or frozen mangoes pureed in a blender, or with puree purchased from the store. Unlike many mousses, this one contains no egg whites and relies on whipped cream to give it volume and gelatin to stabilize it. I love serving this pie in the springtime, when mangoes are at their peak. More

Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal] This recipe is modified from Claudia Fleming's book The Last Course, which is currently out of print. About the author: Lauren Weisenthal has logged many hours working in restaurant kitchens and bakeries of Brooklyn and Manhattan. She... More

Essentials: Pie Crust

Here’s a confession: until recently I did not really understand the appeal of pie. As a child I didn’t care for things that were crisp and buttery, like shortbread and crust, and that was that. In the past few years,... More

It's Time to Make Cold-Brewed Coffee!

You can predict it each year: as the mercury climbs, legions abandon their thermally insulated mugs and scramble for cold coffee. Whether you're an old hand at cold brew, or new to the slow, all-night magic of preparing cool coffee for hot days, it's time to get out the strainer and get your chill on. Here's our step by step guide. Don't worry: the hardest ingredient to come by is time. More

15 Winter Ice Cream Recipes We Love

During the colder months, pies and cookies reign supreme, but with so many enticing ice cream recipes, there's no reason to take a break from this frosty treat. Incorporating some of the season's best flavors, from cranberry to peppermint to brown spirits, these recipes are just right to serve after a holiday meal. More