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Linguine With Oven-Roasted Tomato Puttanesca

Agreed. Puttanesca needs anchovies!

Why boiling water in chocolate cake???

@Yvonne it's actually very similar to your chocolate birthday layer cake, I used the frosting recipe attached to that cake a couple of weeks ago. OMG! Perfection! Thank you!
@ Santiago, no you add boiling water at the very end, once the batter is completely mixed. I wonder how that would change the cake. I think I'll hafta experiment!

Neptune, NJ: Learning to Love Pete & Elda's Cracker-Thin Crust

Yum!!! Love me some P&E but being a shore local I know better than to go during the summer. While it's not my absolute favorite, it's perfect with a pitcher of beer and some wings!

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Jim Beam Rye

I truly look forward to your posts Will. Where else can your writing be found?

Best Fast Food Ice Cream and Milkshakes

I second the Rita's custard comment.

Does anyone have any recommendations for food along I-95

Thanks for the tips! Can't wait!

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

I'd throw a best burger ever BBQ!

Does anyone have any recommendations for food along I-95

Mmmm sounds delicious! Sitting outside is probably preferable with my little terrors! Thanks!

Photo of the Day: The Impossible

Hambone eating pizza takes it. By far. Cute little chubby puppy!!!!

Dinner Tonight: Butternut Squash and Pasta Soup

I love Nigella, love that book, and always love the recipes that you post!

Cook the Book: 'The Occasional Vegetarian'

Whole wheat pasta with braided Nana cabbage and leeks.

Knead the Book: 'The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking'

A baguette like one of the many I devoured in Paris

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Vietnamese noodles bowls!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

Strong and black

How do chefs peel garlic?

I'm by no means a chef, but I just smash it a bit with my knife.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Recchiuti Chocolate Bars

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Donabe Hot Pot and Hot Pot Book

Definitely pasta!

Who Would You Ask A Culinary Question To?

I can't believe they don't like...!

I don't like pork, except pork sausage, or fried food. I always try it, but I always come to the same conclusion.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

Strong and black, maybe with some cream but never any sugar.

Oy! Gluten-Free and Vegetarian for 10 Days. Help!

Curried Lentils!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

Prosciutto. Nom!!!!

Gingerbread House Hack: How to Make One with Graham Crackers

We made these growing up using empty juice cartons as a base.

The dish from the black lagoon.

My husband's family, even extended family SUCKS at cooking. A family "specialty" of theirs is as follows; half of an English muffin spread w/ jarred pimento cheese topped with cut up pre-cooked frozen shrimp and then baked. Bleghhhhhh!

Why boiling water in chocolate cake???

My go to chocolate cake recipe calls for 1 c of boiling water. This recipe has never failed to make an awesome cake. I'm just wondering if anyone knows what the boiling water does, like scientifically. Kenji?

Does anyone have any recommendations for food along I-95

Next month, the hubs and I will be driving down I-95 from NJ (Shore) to Florida with our three very small offspring (an almost-four-year old and 9 month old twins). We will be driving straight through, stopping only to fill 'er up and let the boys stretch their legs. We may be crazy. Anyway, I've never had true barbecue and I'm hoping someone has some good recommendations not too far off of I-95. I don't really care if it's barbecue, anything yummy works really.

What's for Christmas breakfast?

I'm thinking of making a sausage strata I saw a few weeks ago on The Kitchn and some monkey bread. I figure I can prepare both the night before after the kiddies go to sleep and pop it in the oven while we open presents. What's on your menu?

Gimme some gooey mac n cheese recipes please!

So tonight I whipped up some mac n cheese (the baked kind). I didn't use a recipe just made a basic white sauce with a pinch of dry mustard and hot sauce. And of course cheese. It was good, but not lusciously gooey. Anyone have a super delicious recipe they'd care to share?

Rick Bayless's Zucchini, Corn, and Poblano Tacos

You don't come across vegetarian tacos all that often, but in the rare instances in which you do, they're often wonderful. For a long time my go-to was another Rick Bayless recipe involving swiss chard and caramelized onions; I'd put them in front of any meat eater any day. Searching for a recipe using corn and zucchini, I came across this second Bayless recipe, which is similarly excellent. More

Dinner Tonight: Chicken, Lemongrass, and Potato Curry (Ca-Ri Ga)

I was sold on this recipe from Into the Vietnamese Kitchen the moment after I read the first step. That's where author Andrea Nguyen describes watching the "whirling blizzard" of lemongrass in the food processor as it transforms from chopped stalks into a "fine, fluffy mass." Sure enough, the lemongrass puffs up sort of like cotton candy, before eventually turning into a paste when you add the onion and ginger. Theatrics aside, it's really just a fragrant base for a dish that is far more comforting than I had expected. More

Cookie Monster: White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

After trying various versions, I've finally found a recipe that makes the cookies exactly as I remember them: soft and chewy—I even pull them out of the oven when they're just on the underside of done—with golden edges. White chocolate seems to get creamier than regular chocolate during the baking process, and when the cookie is hot, a bite in the right place will cause velvety white chocolate to pool in your mouth. More