This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Kenji: I am right there with you on Every Beatles CD. Good man. Mazel tov on your new home!

What is your favourite kosher food?

Matzo brei! Preferably sweet, please.

Open Thread: White Chocolate, Yay or Nay?

Yay!! The only kind of chocolate I'm willing to love with an almighty love.

Bake the Book: First Prize Pies

Rhubarb. Too much like celery. And I'll pass on celery pie. No, thank you.

Cook the Book: 'My Irish Table' by Cathal Armstrong

Irish breakfast with potato farls. Carageen moss pudding with whiskey-laced cream.

Gluten Free AND Kosher Thanksgiving . . .HELP!

I once had to cook a kosher thanksgiving - the toughest things were mashed potatoes with no dairy - omitted and served roasted potatoes w/olive oil and herbs instead. The other issue was sausage stuffing - I used Morningstar Farms veggie sausage and we liked it so much that we use it even when we don't have to cook kosher.
Do you have to get separate cooking vessels and plates and utensils? Good luck!

Cook the Book: 'Indian Cooking Unfolded'

Khichdi - the ultimate Indian comfort food.

Bake the Book: Say It With Cake!

Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake

Does anyone know if this would be considered kosher for Passover? Thanks.

Happy National Bologna Day!

@waxbrain: in Westchester County just north of NYC you can find the unsliced in three locations that I know of: Stop and Shop on the New Rochelle/Larchmont border, and in the two Epstein's Delis - Central Ave in Yonkers and Hartsdale. Happy hunting!

We Chat With: Chef Seamus Mullen of Tertulia

Great interview and it is wonderful to see a book that is not only delicious but great for foodies and the RA/autoimmune community. I also have RA, and I am so rooting for this guy.

Roasted Bone-in Chicken Breast

Thanks, Blake! Sounds delicious; what are those yummy-looking side dishes?

Giveaway: Win a Free All-Natural Bell & Evans Turkey from Pat LaFrieda

We're trying the cranberry chutney - just looks like pure utter deliciousness. Hoping to crush the can.

Chocolate 'Crack'

This makes me love you, Serious Eats. And potentially hate myself.

Cocktail 101: How to Make Brandied Cherries

I had brandied cherries just last weekend during lunch at Otto in NYC, and honestly I have been obsessed with them ever since. This recipe is a direct answer to my prayers!

What's Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

I wish there was someone else who remembered the homemade Almond Butter Crunch from the late, lamented Huntley Farms in Eastchester, NY.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

The Egg Sandwich of Comfort - fried egg, cheese and well done bacon on a toasted bagel. Perfect for any occasion. Or any meal.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: D'Artagnan Boneless Heritage Ham

monte cristo, but only around this time of year when the indulgence seems minimal in comparison.

On top of ol' bagel....

Must be a NY bagel - none of this grocery store nonsense - lightly toasted, melted american cheese, crispy bacon. Heaven.

When I grow up I'm going to eat all the____I want to. everyday?!

Delaware pizza recs needed

I think by this point I am fourthing or fifthing the recommendation for Margherita's in Newark on Main Street. I'm a native NYer and this was the closest to home we could find.

Serious Eats Road Trip: Walter's Hot Dogs in Mamaroneck

Thanks for the hometown props! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Best Cheese steaks in Philly?

Jim's. 4th and South. One block from my old apartment during grad school. I have lost considerable weight since moving away.

What are you cooking for Rosh Hashanah?

L'Shana Tova u'Metuka! We're making chicken matzo ball soup, roast chicken (Barefoot Contessa recipe), potato kugel, green beans, challah, and apple cake. Nothing too adventurous, all totally delicious.

What's for Dinner? 09/03

Best brandy for brandied cherries?

Hi there - a few weeks ago I had lunch at Otto in NYC with my sister, and since then I have become obsessed with the brandied cherries that were served with the cheese plate. I'd like to try to make them at home, while cherries are still in season, but am not sure what type of brandy to use. Any recommendations, SE'ers? Thanks.

Celebratory meal for a group on Sunday in NYC?

Hi everyone! Question for the group - does anyone have any recommendations for a good place for a celebratory meal in NYC on Sunday afternoon? I just had my first novel published (yay!!) and the launch event is taking place in downtown NYC that day. My sister has invited about 10 people, and I'm sure we will pick up some other close friends/family members, and so it would be great to find somewhere reasonable that can also please a crowd. I was thinking about Chinatown, but any suggestions, especially places downtown, would be great. Thanks so much!

Holiday Party Potluck dish on the cheap

So my office has cancelled the holiday party and instead we're having a potluck luncheon. Somehow, even I'm way low on the totem pole pay-wise, I'm stuck doing a main course, which I can't really afford to do for 19 people. Does anyone have any ideas on some sort of good hearty dish I can do relatively cheaply? Someone is already doing chili, rice, and there are a ton of desserts already signed up for. Thanks.

Restaurant recommendation for Wilmington/Newark, Delaware?

Hello Serious Eaters -
I'm off on a weekend trip to Northern DE for a combination visit to the Brandywine Arts Festival and college reunion, and my friends and I would love to go to a good place for dinner. We all went to the University of Delaware so we know every pizza joint, dive bar, and sub shop in the place, and much as we'd love to relive our halcyon days, as one of my friends put it, "Let's eat somewhere we can afford now!"

Any suggestions would be gratefully considered; it's been 15 years since any of us have been back. Thanks for your help!

Anyone cooking/baking with Splenda?

I've just recently been given a warning about the state of my blood sugar and am taking steps to correct it. However, I've got folks coming for brunch on Sunday and I'd love to whip up a summer fruit cobbler or crisp but I fear both the sugar and carbs. Does anyone have any recipes or ideas on how to cook/bake with Splenda, or know if I can sub whole wheat flour for AP for toppings, biscuit dough, etc? Please help! Thanks!

Cool retro party punch recipe??

Hi all,
My 38th birthday is this weekend (yay!) and I am having a dessert party to celebrate. Because it's been a really nasty, evil, bad, lame 3 years or so of very serious illness, losing beloved family members, losing job, etc. and I am finally well enough to celebrate question is - has anyone got a cool, funky, kinda retro punch recipe which will match well with cupcakes and chocolate fondue and fruit and cake and trifle and bread pudding? I don't need huge quantities, only about 15 people are attending. And if it could be somewhat budget-conscious, so much the better.
Thanks SE's!

Delicious...and high in potassium? Any ideas?

Hi everyone! I have a chronic condition which causes low potassium - have had it since I was a kid - and am looking for some new and delicious ideas on how to supplement the deficiency via diet - I'm tired of bananas, though new banana recipes are always welcome! I already take supplements, so this is just trying to add more lovely culinary deliciousness so I can do my body and soul good at the same time. Thanks!!

Dinner party on a budget, no dishwasher. Can it be done?

Hi all -- New here and de-lurking to seek advice - I'm having 5 people over for dinner Sat night and need ideas on how to do a great and even somewhat semi-impressive menu on a budget in a tiny dishwasher-free apartment. Since this is my first time entertaining in this space, I'd be grateful for any advice, do's / don'ts, war stories, etc. Thanks

Potato Kugel

While I didn't grow up eating noodle kugel, potato kugel was always a staple at our house. My mother once said that if she could eat one thing every day, she would gladly eat potato kugel. I don't disagree. A hearty mix of potatoes, onion, and eggs, folded with some flour, makes for a substantive and filling meal. More