Tea Recommendations

The Good Earth teas...all of them.

Let's talk about Portland, Maine!

Loving all the suggestions! @Mary Phillips--the link worked this time; what a great review!

Let's talk about Portland, Maine!

@Mary Phillips-Sandy--for some reason, the link to your archived review isn't working for me. Is there another way to check it out? And thank you so much for all of your recommendations!

Let's talk about Portland, Maine!

Thanks so much for all these wonderful ideas! I knew I could rely on my Serious Eaters; y'all are the best. And feel free to keep the recommendations coming!

Macadamia Nut "Ricotta" From 'Nom Nom Paleo'

Oooh, I love sure love cookbooks.

You woke up Serious Eats!

I'm somewhat new to the SE Community. How long has this group (more or less) been interacting on the Talk board? The more I familiarize myself with the site, the more obvious it becomes that Serious Eaters really do make up a community, with seemingly longstanding ties, and some great memories to boot. I think that's pretty unique. Glad I found you, Serious Eaters!

Craving Replacement Fail

Apologies if this is a double posting! I just finished writing a comment and rather than post, I think I deleted it. Anyways...what a great thread!

I recently discovered a way-too-addictive snack: Chickpea Snacks (sea salt flavor, please) made by a brand named Biena. I've only seen them at Whole Foods--- $2.99 for a 2oz bag. (I know.) Yes, I've always liked roasting my own chickpeas, but after eating these, it's just not the same. (Oh, and if you ever do try these, know that you'll need plenty of water along with them. They're really dry; I'd even call them mealy. For some weird reason though, it totally works.)

@Zinnia--I loved your comment! What lovely imagery. I'm savoring those memories vicariously through you!

Great food/travel writers or books?

I really enjoy Ruth Reichl's writing, and would recommend Comfort Me with Apples (is the title alone not beautiful?) and Tender at the Bone to start. I'm sure more will come to mind the moment I post this. For now, best of luck on your essay!

Cook the Book: 'Everyday Thai Cooking'

Bake the Book: Sweet

Black and White Cookies!

Cook the Book: 'Mastering Fermentation'

Win Tickets to the Joy of Sake Event in NYC

What to do with all of these crabapples?

Thanks for the awesome ideas!

Food Podcasts!

MsFoodie--I've never heard of Pop of the Morning! I'll have to give that and several of the above suggestions a try!

What to do with all of these crabapples?

Thanks so much for all of the ideas! I'll pass them her way! And ACooper...really??!

Food Podcasts!

Totally agree with you, Mr Fed Up. Thanks for all the input, y'all! Keep 'em coming if you got 'em!

Taleggio Cheese and Mission Fig Tartine

I couldn't find Taleggio or Morbier and ended up using a goat's milk gouda. Delicious! Thanks, Kenji!

Food Podcasts!

Thanks, AnnieNT! Some of those are new to me; I look forward to giving them a try. Also, I really like The Sporkful--pure fun.

Bangladesh Eats! (Also: Dubai Airport!)

I'm really excited to be going to Bangladesh for the first time, and of course, I can't stop thinking about the food. I'd love any suggestions, tips, and must-eats. A couple details:

-I'll be there for roughly three weeks, mostly in Tangail, a smallish-town, but also, a few days here and there in the much larger city of Dakkha.

-I have a five hour layover in the Dubai airport...thoughts?


Most underrated foods?

I was just thinking about how some foods simply don't get the credit they deserve. In my opinion, this is the case for parsnips, celery, parsley, and the Take Five candy bar.

Serious Eaters, what do you think constitutes as an underrated food?

Let's talk about Portland, Maine!

I see several postings regarding Portland, Maine eats, but as far as I can tell, the most recent posting is from a few years ago.

I moved to Portland in September for grad school, and while I keep hearing fabulous things about the Portland food scene, I just haven't had the time and funding to really explore.

This weekend, my mom and aunt are coming to town for a visit, and we'll be looking for a weekend's worth of good eats in the Portland area. I'd be super grateful for any recommendations.

A few things to keep in mind:
-We have a full weekend, and we won't be cooking at all. So breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktail/dessert...all fair game.
-Our budget is kind of flexible; my guess is that they will want to splurge on some fine dining at least once.
-My aunt is alright with seafood, but doesn't love it. (I know!) And my mom and I both love seafood.
-Besides my aunt, who doesn't eat meat other than on special occasions, we don't have any allergies or other dietary restrictions.

Alright, Eaters, do your thang...and thanks in advance for the help!

What to do with all of these crabapples?

Hi there!

I told my aunt I'd reach out for help on her behalf for this one...she is in over her head with crabapples! She needs some ideas about how to use them, and I'm having trouble being of much help. My creativity stopped at jams, jellies, compotes, maybe a torte or something. However, she isn't into canning and is getting sick of making compotes. Keep in mind, these little things are super sour. Any ideas?

Food Podcasts!

Hey all! So, I love podcasts, I love food, and I love food podcasts. I have my favorites, but curious, what are your favorite food related podcasts?

Our Secret List of Banned Words

If you've ever worked in publishing, you've probably probably come across a list much like this one. Every publishing house, magazine, newspaper, major website, or even individual editor has one: a list of words that are banned from ever appearing in print. We keep ours in a shared Google doc so that editors can share their newest grievances and consult with others on whether or not the phrase or word makes our list. I keep that doc in the same folder as our "Worst PR Pitch Ever Nominees" list and our "Office Quirks Ed Has" list. More