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Last-Minute Discounts on NYC Cooking Classes

Every week we spotlight a dozen cooking classes sold through our partner CourseHorse to take in the weeks ahead. Some of the most popular classes CourseHorse offers sell out way in advance, but cooking schools like the Institute of Culinary Education and the Brooklyn Kitchen are now offering deals on last-minute-availability seats exclusively through us. Want a sweet deal on a cooking class? Here are five classes with discounted seats. More

The Most Popular Recipes of 2013

2013 was a great year for recipes. And, no matter how much we at Serious Eats enjoyed each and every one, we looked to you to see which were the absolute best. From pizzas you can ace at home to vegan dishes that continue to win carnivores' loyalties, these are the 15 dishes that rose to the top. We suspect they'll be sticking around through 2014. More

Your NYC Christmas Dining Guide, 2013 Edition

Does the thought of cooking and entertaining for Christmas make you feel less like Santa, and more like the Grinch? We've compiled a list of restaurants open on Christmas Eve (with notes on which are also open on Christmas Day). Go all out with a traditional holiday feast, or go casual with wine and seafood tastings, Thai, barbecue, and more. More

West Coast Events for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking to upgrade your mixology skills or looking to sample a slew of tamales, if you're a West Coast denizen, you're in luck. This December brings hands-on workshops and bustling bazaars from L.A. to Seattle—here are our picks. More

11 Ways to Eat Brussels Sprouts This Thanksgiving

When it comes to brussels sprouts, many of us got off on the wrong foot, our memories haunted with the sight (and smell) of mushy, overboiled little cabbages from family dinners gone awry. Here are 11 reasons to embrace them as they're intended to be: nutty with a crackly bite, often aided by pork and sweet-tangy sauces. They make a solid counterpart to any Thanksgiving casserole, and an addictive snack year-round. More

The Best Po' Boys in New Orleans

Yessss, Parkway's shrimp!!! Although I can never go there without getting the surf n' turf -- I really love their debris. Tastes just like a grandmother made it. I'm a NOLA native and had never heard "peacemaker" applied to anything other than oyster and shrimp. Thanks for teaching me something new!

Just went to Katie's for the first time last week and was amazed it had flown under the radar for me for so long. Definitely gives Mandina's a run for its money.

Perfect Quick-and-Easy French Toast

Can't wait to try this. If you're sprinkling the bread with sugar and then cooking it in multiple batches, does it get all melty and burnt in the pan? I love the sound of caramelized French toast (not the annoying kind with caramel sauce, but with your creme brulee-like crust) and always figured I'd have to get it by slightly undercooking the toast on the stove, then topping it with sugar and finishing it under the broiler. But then, that's a big pain for a pantry breakfast!

How to Pack For the Most Delicious Camping Trip Ever

@jedd63, I'd pass on the frigid temps but would otherwise love to crash your camping trips.

Game-Changing Cheeseburgers in New Orleans at The Company Burger

yessss Company Burger, light of my life.

Turn Leftover Hot Chocolate Into Soft Serve Ice Cream

Such a good first sentence. So true.

In Defense of Eating Alone

Jamie, I LOVE this and want to condense it all into a little business card to give to those who are confused by my habit. The one problem with eating alone is you can't go to Brooklyn Fare as a party of one, so now I have to look for another solo diner who wants to treat herself to a meal there and we can dine solo together.

The Best of the Big Easy: 14 Great Bites in New Orleans

@Liza: Re: your slideshow, Morning Call has a newish outpost in City Park, which is much easier to access from downtown than the Metairie location - just a nice trip down Esplanade. Plus you can walk off the beignets in the sculpture garden afterward!

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: John Besh's New Orleans

I love Besh but find his restaurants (excluding Domenica) to be inconsistent. Superior Seafood doesn't have the celeb chef or the downtown location, but it IS on the Mardi Gras parade route (corner of St. Charles and Napoleon), and its oyster happy hour is as good as Luke's.

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