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What are NYC's Most Overrated Restaurants?

I love ippudo, have no idea why magnolia is such a big deal,(but then I'm a baker), did not find L'artusi to be all that special...

Pie Place in South Bay/Monterey Bay Area?

Gayle's Bakery in Capitola is a phenomenal bakery and does sell pies. Also, gizditch farms (you;ll have to look them up on google) make the best ollalieberry pies.

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles

@ Kenji what kind of mustard works best? dry?

Where To Get Chocolates For Your Valentine (...or Yourself) in NYC

I love Leonidas and also Li Lac (Their nonpareils are wonderful; in the village with an outlet in grand central Station.

Sugar Rush: "Nancy's Favorite" Cookies from Short Cake, Los Angeles

Aren't these Jacques Torres' cookies? They sure look like them...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Fwiw, I'm thinking that if you saved a little flour mixture to mix with the chips, before adding they probably won't sink.

Guy Fieri NY Times Review and Response. Is it fair?

I agree that if Fieri is banking on his visibility to help market his restaurant, then it is fair to review his place. While I am not a fan, his fans do need to know what they are getting for the prices. It's a bad feeling to have high hopes for a restaurant only to pay a lot for bad food. It's disrespectful to his fans.

21 Thoughts On Candy

Snickers almond bar used to be the mars bar. My absolute favorite.

Blueberry Moonshine Pops

isn't everclear a kind of moonshine, e.g., grain alcohol?

Creamsicle Pie

is there a sub for the pudding mix to make it more homemade without uncooked eggs?

DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Limoncello?

I make mine with lemon peel using a peeler and not including any pith. Makes straining much easier. Got my recipe from an Italian woman when visiting Amalfi.

Ask Mario Batali Anything

Do you have an authentic cannoli recipe and if so would you share it?

You Asked Mario Batali Anything, Here Are His Answers

I'm still looking for the definitive cannoli recipe...Mario? anyone?

You Asked The Food Lab 164 Questions. Here Are 164 Answers

Kenji, You rock! I hope you are really writing a book.

Help with candy making!!

lemon also helps. Put it on a very low heat and be patient. good luck

Hey, Foodies: (Some) Chefs Hate You

Some people are actually well read about food and not taking our cue from TV personalities (while also not trained as chefs). I love food, love to read about technique and ingredients. I am not into food fads, which, I suppose means that I am not a foodie. I am also put off by chefs who take themselves too seriously or by those that eat their food. Chefs do need to remember that their job depends to a great degree on how much their food is enjoyed. That being said, there are people whose demands are just plain rude and over the top. I once asked for only part of a dessert ( the caramel cage that housed some fruit). Not a huge request. The diva chef reportedly had a fit. I didn't want to waste the fruit. I didn't return to the restaurant until they replaced him.

Kind of gross, and I probably shouldn't eat it, but can't resist

I forgot to add, oscar mayer bologna wrapped around a dill pickle. No i'm not pregnant