Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

Shake shack. But alas, I live in Cali...

Serious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

fresh mozz and basil.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

I want to try a burger I have not yet made. :)

Bake the Book: The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook

Banana cream pie from Fat's in Sacramento.

Market Scene: Chavez Plaza Farmers Market in Sacramento

Ken G - that's the one I hit.

Hangover Helper: Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Fried Rice at Talde in Brooklyn

Bake the Book: The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking

Apricot rosemary bars

What We're Eating: Lard Bread

We bought a loaf in Little Italy in 2003 and have thought of it often since. C'mon Kenji - food lab!

Cook the Book: 'Susan Feniger's Street Food'

Dutch Crunch in NYC?

Maybe it's a norcal thing. I can get it in a few grocery stores in Sacramento. My favorite sandwich bread.

The Nasty Bits: How to Eat Bone Marrow

I can't imagine it better any other way than with crusty toasted bread and parsley salad...yum!

7 Great Bites and Sips From Newport Folk Festival 2012

Sounds like you missed My Morning Jacket!

Hangover Helper: Rip City Romance Tater Tots from Timber's Doghouse PDX in Portland, OR

Yeah, I'm heading to Portland for a concert next month and may need to hit this stand up the next morning...

We Try Burgerville's Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

I moved away from Portland 11 years ago - and I still miss Burgerville. But in the plus column, I gained "Jimboys" tacos with the move.

Tom Douglas's Guide to Where to Eat in Seattle, WA

Love Tom Douglas and his suggestions. When I go to Seattle I absolutely have to go to Brooklyn and gorge on oysters. Ohhh mommy!

A Sandwich a Day: "Liverbest" Sandwich at Gene's Sausage Shop in Lincoln Square

I so wanna hit that!

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

I was under the impression that salmon and trout are toxic to dogs. I'd never risk it. My neighbor almost lost her dog when he ate some trout.

Serious Entertaining: '90s Themed Dinner Party

I am totally going to have a 90's party! My friends and I would totally dig it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Signed, card carrying member of the Pearl Jam fan club since 1991.

Please Change The Fonts

I find that I don't spend nearly as much time on this site since the change - mainly because there is way too much regional stuff and not enough other content. I scan it daily but maybe spend five minutes or less a day here. It makes me sad as this used to be one of my favorite sites.

Condiment Collectors

True condiment junkies (like me) seem to favor mustard and hot sauce/salsa.

Back Button: Still Broken. Why? Anyone Home at SE's IT Dept?

I have the same set up and have been experiencing the same back button frustration.

Memorial Day Grilling Giveaway: Win This Delicious Cap of Ribeye

Ribeye - king of steaks!

Memorial Day Grilling Giveaway: Win This Delicious Cap of Ribeye

Ribeye - king of steaks!

Memorial Day Grilling Giveaway: Win This Delicious Cap of Ribeye

Ribeye - king of steaks!

I love Trader Joes

I know there is much Trader Joes love on this site - but I am constantly amazed by the good stuff they carry. Just today my sister was telling me about her recent discovery - sunflower seed butter. I've seen that on the shelves for a long time but have not tried - I'm thinking I will now. My recent discovery - their kimchee! Soooo good in fried rice!

I've learned about their orange chicken, tuna curry and new chocolate bars from this site. What else should I be on the look out for?

Kona, Hawaii - where to eat/what to bring back?

Later this week my husband and I are leaving for an 8 day stay in and around Kona and would love suggestons on where to eat. We are equal opportunity - we love dives, fine dining and pretty much everything in between. Also, I love to hit up grocery stores when we travel and look for stuff I can't get at home. Li hing mui is on the list - what else should I pick up that we can't get in the mainland? Thanks!

Help locating past article on Serious Eats

Many months ago there was an article posted about a man that had a dream to make pizza and applied for a managerial position at a pizza place and was turned down. He persevered and opened his own pizza place and now makes some serious pie. I believe he is/was a contributor as well. I'd really like to find that original article on him. I have a friend that is considering a mid life career change and thought he'd find this story inspirational.

Sorry if I am going about finding the article the wrong way.

Need dessert suggestions!

Christmas dinner is at my house tomorrow. I'm making a prime rib roast, red wine au jus, horseradish cream, truffled mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. I was planning to make Ina Garten's lemon mousse for dessert (I have a bunch of meyer lemons) but my sister put the kabosh on that ides - she said it sounds "weird".

What dessert would be good with this menu? Does not need to be lemon flavored.

My latest food obsession...

When I find something new (at least to me!) that I like, I tend to go a bit overboard. Hummus, goat butter, truffle salt immediately come to mind - when I first discovered these, I had to eat them every couple of days or so until the novelty wore off. Now they are in rotation, but I don't feel the need to enjoy them all the time.

Earlier this week I discovered Trader Joe's roasted seaweed snacks. Good thing they are only 60 calories per package because I'm sure I've eaten at least 8 packages. So good! Way better than potato chips!

What's your current obsession?

Dried Fava Beans

I picked up a bag of these and am wondering what to do with them. I've looked high and low for recipes but they all seem to call for fresh favas. How should I use them?

Good eats in Charlotte, NC

My husband are going to Charlotte for a concert this weekend and would love some suggestions on good places to eat. BBQ is definitely on the agenda but we're open to suggestions for any type of good food/restaurants. We'll be there for a couple of days. Any suggestions?

Italian Beef Recipe Suggestions

I'd really like to make italian beef sandwiches for super bowl but have been unable to find a recipe. My initial plan for the meat is to marinate a new york strip roast in italian seasonings and then cook low and slow aka Kenji's prime rib recipe then slice ever so thinly. When time to serve, I'll warm up the beef in the jus - but I need some help figuring that part out. Any idea what goes in the sauce/jus on an italian beef sandwich?

Too late to mail order Portillos for Sunday eats...

Pork belly - side dish suggestions?

I've never made or eaten pork belly (not counting, of course, bacon) but I was intrigued when I saw it at the butcher shop and thought I'd give it a go. I settled on Dan Barber's recipe which calls for a three day cure (salt, sugar, peppercorns, star anise, cinnamon, cumin, coriander and fennel seeds) then a 7 hr braise in chicken stock and then finished in a hot pan.

My problem is that I have no idea what to serve with it. Since it will be fairly rich, a salad seems to be a good match. What else would be good with it?

Any suggestions?