Join us: Ditmas Park Brooklyn Grandma/Square Pizza Crawl 2/18, Midday

Ah, thank you for the clarifications. I have actually never tried Lo Duca's pizza and would love to. However, I do have a commitment from 11-12 in Manhattan and wouldn't make it back down until 12:45 (if I'm lucky). But since I'll be taking the F, for good measure we will say I wouldn't get there until 1:15. My husband could meet you there at 12:30 though and grab my Lo Duca slice.

I personally have never been that crazy about San Remo, but do agree their squares are their best offering.

We'd definitely want to hit up Di Fara's - I like them. I'd be happy to accompany any one else down there after a drink or two at Sycamore.

Join us: Ditmas Park Brooklyn Grandma/Square Pizza Crawl 2/18, Midday

What time do you plan on starting? Just a note - the Q is not running from 57th Street to 7th Ave so for anyone coming in that Direction to DP make plans accordingly. Also, wouldn't it make sense to start at San Remo and then make your way down to Lo Duca and finally Di Fara's? Seems odd to start at Newkirk, head back up to Cortelyou and then back down to J.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

That is just pure joy on Hambone's face in the last photo.

Serious Eats Day 2012: What Day Should We Celebrate?

Saturday the 18th in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Also happy to help out!

Freezing mash potatoes?

Thanks! My freezer is slightly packed already, but I plan on picking up real freezer bags to freeze flat and then will wrap in aluminum foil. That should protect it from any freezer burn and flavors.

Freezing mash potatoes?

Sorry for the double post! I had accidentally clicked away while posting the first one and didn't think it went through!

Have You Ever Tried to Quit Diet Soda?

Yes, it's been 8 or 9 years for me now. I don't drink coffee and didn't back then either so that was my caffeine habit. However with stomach and sleep issues and chronic migraines I had no choice but to stop.

I had a sip of diet coke a few years ago and couldn't stand the taste of it. Now a days it's only seltzer and the occasional ginger ale for me (real stuff not the diet).

Share Your Sweets: Cheesecake

Will you count winter squash as pumpkin too? I've got an acorn and butternut squash sitting in my fridge from my CSA and I was already planning on turning one of them into bread tonight.

Bake the Book: 'The Cookiepedia'

giant chewy chocolate chip cookies last night. Had no sweets in the house and wanted something. It was quick and easy, plus this recipe used melted butter, no mixer necessary.

Bake the Book: 'Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home'

The first time I made vanilla ice cream at home. Nothing can compare.

Share Your Sweets: Cupcakes

That's okay. Thanks for making the fix and all the other cupcakes look great!

Share Your Sweets: Cupcakes

Oh no! The link for my cupcakes, don't seem to be working! Maggie, is okay if I add my link in the comments?

Goodbye, Dumpling

Kenji, I am so sorry for your loss. As a fellow dog parent I can't imagine your grief. Dumpling was such a loved member of your family and the SE community he will be missed and my thoughts are with you and your wife during this sad time.

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Food Souvenirs to 'Smuggle' Home

My husband and I managed to bring back 12 bottles of Belgian beer in our suitcases from our honeymoon a few years ago. None of them broke either! Last year, we brought back more beer, cheap wine from France and pearl sugar. You can't get that stuff here. Plus lots of chocolate.

Happy Birthday, Dumpling!

Happy Birthday Dumpling! Nice to know I'm not the only one who puts a birthday hat on their dog :-)

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

porterhouse for the expensive cut, hanger for the cheap cut

Cook the Book: 'Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies'

I don't discriminate, I eat them all! But my mother-in-law does make some delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, gluten free too!

Cook the Book: 'Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous'

my mom's latke's - she actually creates more of a batter with the potatoes instead of shredding them and I love it. I now make her recipe every year and introduced them to my husband's non-Jewish family. We eat them every Christmas morning!

The best story though, was when we spent once Chanukah in Switzerland visiting family and mom came down with a bad cold. She sent my dad out to find a brisket and to get a big bag of potatoes. Not really sure about that cut of meat he brought home from the butcher, but it was a delicious meal and a holiday I'll never forget.

The 12 Days of Dumpling in a Halloween Costume: Taco if it wasn't for my own little pugling, dumpling would be the cutest dog ever.

Cook the Book: 'Around My French Table'

That would be in Paris this past July. We did a walking gourmet food tour and everything was amazing.

Potentially the second best may be my upcoming mini staycation this week.
Thursday - lunch at Del Posto
Friday - eating around Flushing
Saturday - Vendy Awards
Sunday - Atlantic Antic

Animals Eating Friday: Dumpling the Dog Eating a Dumpling

He is too cute! Almost rivals the cuteness of my own, Sir Pugsley!

Cook the Book: 'Recipes from an Italian Summer'

Cook the Book: 'The Book of Tapas'

cheese, really good bread and cured meats.

Cook the Book: 'The Vegetarian Option'

pistachio basil pesto with fresh pasta. and oh roasted asparagus, I'm in heaven right now and eating it as much as possible.

Cook the Book: 'Ready for Dessert'

my dark chocolate triple chocolate chip cookies. Amazing, I get requests during the holidays for these. Sometimes I add m&m's to the batter.

Freezing mash potatoes?

First my apologies if this topic has been covered in the past. I did a quick search and nothing seemed to come up.

Last night, I had the large format feast at Resto in NYC and while it was delicious and amazing, since it was my birthday party I got to take home all the leftovers from the main course.

It's a lot of food and there is no way my husband I can go through it all before it goes bad. Most of it I know I can freeze, but one dish, pork leg and mashed potatoes (oh so good mashed potatoes) are mixed together. I have two big take containers filled with it.

My question is, can I freeze the potatoes and not mess with the taste and consistency when defrosted? I know there will be extra moisture, so I'd reheat in the oven to evaporate it.

Just curious what everyone else's experience has been with freezing mashed potatoes.

Manhattan/Brooklyn Italian Restaurant suggestions

My parents are visiting and are in the mood for Italian for dinner tomorrow evening. I am currently at a lost on where to go. Not looking to spend more than $20/ entree if possible.

We'll be in Times Square for a matinee, but I'd prefer to avoid the area for dinner.

Any place south of there or Brooklyn would be great.


Pearl Sugar in NYC?

I plan on making some liege-style belgian waffles and was wondering where I can find pearl sugar in either Manhattan or Brooklyn. I've already tried making them with broken up sugar cubes and found it to be a little too sweet and was hoping the taste of the pearl sugar would be a little more traditional. Thanks.

Basic Barbecue Sauce

This basic sauce base takes about 15 minutes to make from start to finish and consists of ingredients that are almost always on hand in my kitchen. Knowing the ease of making homemade and the quality of the end product, I cannot comprehend why bottled sauces are so popular, especially since this standard base is merely a launching point for infinite varieties. More

best seattle eats?

I live in Vancouver and try to go to Seattle a few times a year since I LOVE eating there. My highlights? Amandines at Bakery Nouveau and anything at La Carta de Oaxaca. I've also been known to eat both... More

Taco Bell's Volcano Taco with Lava Sauce Returns to Menus Nationwide

Note: I got to visit the Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine, California, this week, hence all of this impressive knowledge. "It is true. I am back." First introduced last September, the Volcano Taco appeared on Taco Bell's menu for only three months. Whether it was the red crunchy taco shell (just the normal one with artificial dyes) or the spicy orange goop (which goes by "Lava Sauce") or the limited-time-only appeal, people were into it. Really into it. When it disappeared from menus, Facebook groups formed with folks acting like it was the fast-food apocalypse--even worse than when the Crazy Gordita Crunch left us. Thankfully, all the members of "I Refuse to Go to Taco Bell Until They Bring Back... More