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Cook the Book: 'Franny's'

Cacio e pepe has to be some platonic ideal.

Sauced: Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

It sounds vaguely like the midtown street cart white sauce. Is there some odd, backways connection or just a convergence?

Cook the Book: 'The Country Cooking of Italy'

I need to make my own damn chicken broth. And cook more chickens.

Cook the Book: Molto Batali

Nothing beats cooking for - and with - old friends.

Cook the Book: 'The Just Bento Cookbook'

A few pieces of sushi, several dumplings, seafood salad,and some soup.

What Are Your Favorite French Fries In New York?

Wilfie and Nell puts out an amazing plate of fries.

What's Your Favorite Bagel In New York?

H*H has great bagels, but I wish they weren't so precious about not toasting them for you.

Cheddar Potato Casserole

We all know that media needs advertising. But it doesn't mean that inserted sponsored recipes in the same style as the real ones isn't unpleasant. As long as it's all clearly noted, I don't have a huge problem with this style of advertising, but I don't like it.

Condiment Confessions

Serious eaters have a big overlap with picky eaters, it seems.

School Lunch in India

Ouch - that really makes a ham and cheese look pretty lame.

Cook the Book: 'The New Portuguese Table'

I'd be interested in finding out more about Greek cuisine. All the places by me just serve the same old gyros.

Best Indian in New York

Thanks all - and does anyone know if the hammer has truly fallen on Spicy Mina?

Serious Beer: Hefeweizen from Germany

Weinhenstaphener loses a lot when it shifts from tap to bottle. I'm sure they all do, but it's really noticeable there for one of my favorite beers.

Cook the Book: 'Fiesta at Rick's'

Bourdain's the one to throw the best party, no doubt.

How Do Your Eating Habits Change in Summer?

For the most part, I stop cooking soup one night a week and add more sandwiches and hummus-type dishes