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Goldfish from 'Classic Snacks Made from Scratch'

@phanmo, I am not sure if I'm right about this, but living in VT I like to use Cabot real Cheddar cheese powder for popcorn:

http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/our_products/product.php?catID=19&id=22

I am hoping that would work for this recipe. Plus, any excuse to buy another container. It really is amazing on popcorn, and does not taste artificial in the way I think many similar products do.

Dinner tonight? Nov. 1, 2012

Veggie sloppy joes with the Allrecipes Sloppy Joes II recipe modified to skip the ground beef and add crumbled Sunshine Burger (for my money, the best veggie burger out there). On Portuguese rolls, with Alexia waffle fries. Sooo good.

Announcing the Winner of Our Puff Pastry Halloween Baking Contest!

Congrats to Renu!

20-Minute Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup with Chicken

Looks great! What would be a good fish sauce sub for vegetarians? Or would you just omit it altogether? Thanks!

Taste Test: The Best Ketchup

@myself, oh, whoops! I should have read more carefully. Looks like they are just offerring both now. So HFCS-free does still exist. Phew!

Taste Test: The Best Ketchup

@SaqibSaab, I love the Hunt's HFCS-free stuff, too, but I am concerned their website is out of date:

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Market/ConAgra-switches-back-to-HFCS-in-Hunt-s-ketchup-citing-lackluster-demand

Also, our supermarket that once carried HFCS-free now no longer does, just in the last 2-3 months.

Bake the Book: The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook

salty tart's cheesecake with salted caramel from minneapolis!

Recommendations in Montreal?

Oh, I've got one for you. Check out Brossard, just outside Montreal. It's a little enclave of Asian populations, and there's a legit good dim sum place there that also has good, authentic Chinese fare outside of dim sum hours:

http://www.restaurantlamaisonkamfung.com/

There's also a great little tea shop and Asian supermarket in the same plaza. The dim sum in particular is great, and it's the kind with the carts (which I believe is Cantonese).

Strange food facts...

@scalfin, I really wish I hadn't read that...gross.

One week to eat lots of pizza in NYC, recommendations please!

Awesome. Thanks!

One week to eat lots of pizza in NYC, recommendations please!

Adam, that is supremely helpful. Thank you!

(Side note, I should probably mention I am a vegetarian, so stuff like pancetta and clams is a no-go--but, I can definitely use all of this information as a guide.)

Where to eat in NYC?

Oh! I am psyched for Taim. I read the recent article about it. Thanks for the reminder, Alaina!

One week to eat lots of pizza in NYC, recommendations please!

Thanks, Kathryn. I am looking more for people's personal opinions, though.

@AK, thank you. Will have to check out your list when I get home, apparently the government is not a fan of letting me look at such lists. How high up on the list is Keste compared to your absolute faves? I guess what I mean to ask is, if you could only get, say, 5 pies in NYC, would Keste be one of them? (I think I can convince my wife to eat pizza with me 5x that week, maybe more...) Thank you!

Where to eat in NYC?

Thanks, Kathryn. I am looking more for people's personal opinions, though.

Top This: Pepperoni and Homemade Pickled Banana Peppers

Hey Kenji, looks great! What cheese from VT did you use?

Quinoa

Dunno if this helps, but in my rice cooker I do 1 cup quinoa to 1 1/4 cup water for a more rice or grain-style quinoa, or 1 cup quinoa to 1 1/2 cup water for more of a pilaf. It comes out consistently great. And, another vote for rinsing it. :)

Bake the Book: Crêpes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes

Eating Crepes at Acadie in Santa Monica.

Cook the Book: 'The Homemade Pantry'

Potluck Contribution That's Vegetarian?

just remember if you do use cheese, make sure it has no animal rennet. just as a tip, hard European/Italian cheeses may not say they have rennet, but they probably do. he that helps!

Knead the Book: Fast Breads

Avocado, and a little black pepper.

8 Must-Try Sweets at Diamond Head Market & Bakery in Honolulu

OMG. those look amazing.

Taste Test: Cape Cod's New Chips

The salt and pepper kettle crinkles from Kettle Chips are great, dipped in peanut butter.

Junoon: Is Fine Dining Indian Worth The Price of Admission?

Just as an addendum, I've noticed the same dynamic with Korean restaurants. I'm not sure why these two cuisines' restaurants are generally much more expensive than similar, other ethnic (or similar American) restaurants. Maybe it's the exoticism of the ingredients and dishes to most consumers, and the fact that Indian and Korean cooking are, for the masses, less common to make at home.

Junoon: Is Fine Dining Indian Worth The Price of Admission?

Thing is, I think a lot of "regular" Indian restaurants, maybe not a curry house, but your typical casual-ish sit-down Indian joint, are already pricier than their Asian or South/North American counterpart restaurants. (At least, outside of NYC.)

Baking Inspiration

trail mix cookies!

One week to eat lots of pizza in NYC, recommendations please!

So my wife and I are probably heading down to NYC from VT for a week-ish in January, and as an avid pizza fan I want to be sure to hit the most unmissable pizza places. Just to give some idea of my taste preferences, have been to East Village Motorino and that along with the now-defunct Antica Pizzeria in Marina Del Ray, CA are my favorite places (along with my own homemade Neopolitan style using Kenji's cold fermented dough). Was not a huge fan of Punch in MN and found Varasano's in ATL to be just OK. Paulie Gee's is probably #1 on my list. I am interested in Keste but concerned slightly because the owner of the new Neopolitan place here, Verita, which is just OK, was trained by the Keste pizzaiolo. (I realize this is probably a meaningless concern and am eager to be told how amazing Keste is.) OK, enough from me--have at it, and thanks in advance!

Where to eat in NYC?

My wife and I are (potentially) coming down from Burlington VT to NYC for a week-ish in January. We've lived there for a brief time a number of years ago, in Astoria, but I know plenty of new and exciting places have cropped up since then. (I was going to put this in the NYC section but I thought more people would see it here.) This seems like a silly post in a way because so much of this site is devoted to great eats in NYC, but as someone who doesn't live there it can be tough to weed out the pretty good from the truly amazing and unmissable, so I am hoping for some varied favorites. I should mention we are vegetarians and are unlikely to drop $500 on a dinner. Otherwise, have at it, and thanks!

Driving across the country—please make some restaurant recommendations

Hey, so, we're driving from Northampton, MA to Los Angeles in a week and a half, and I'm trying to plan out the trip. Anyone have some restaurant/site of interest recommendations in:

-New York state along the 1-90?
-PA (especially Erie)?
-Ohio (especially Cleveland and Toledo)?
-Indiana (especially Gary, South Bend, and along the 80/90)?
-IL (esp. Chicago and the surrounding area)?
-Milwaukee?
-Rockford, IL?
-Iowa?
-Lincoln, and other major cities/towns in Nebraska?
-Denver, Grand Junction, and other points of interest in CO?
-Along the 70 and 15 in Utah?
-Vegas?
-Along the 15 entering CA?

Thanks for any recommendations on restaurants (or must-see sites!) you guys can tell me about.

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