Articles by Anthony Smith

Trendy Food Watch: Cooking with Sriracha Will be the Next Big Food Fad of Late 2012 and Early 2013

Sriracha Hot Sauce is about to have a great, big culinary moment, and we're giving you everything you need to know to prepare yourself in advance (short of a suit of armor that fits around your stomach lining). If you live in a city with a high volume of dim sum joints, you've probably seen it adorning countertops, enjoying the same treat... Read more


Good Sh*t Alert: 'No. 2' Vodka from Local Start-Up 'Industry City Distillery' Is So Good, You Won't Need a Mixer

As part of our ongoing look into the best under-the-radar stuff that should have a permanent circulation into your kitchen, we're looking at No 2 Vodka, the flagship potent-potato-potable from a little-known Brooklyn start-up called 'Industry City Distillery.' Read more


The Holy Grail! FoodNRecipe's Foolproof, Noob-Tested Panna Cotta Gelatin Ratio

From the good folks at FoodNRecipe's Test Kitchen comes the ultimate panna cotta gelatin-to-liquid ratio that's been the holy grail of home cooks. It's so easy, we can all but 100% guarantee you'll get it right the first time. Read more

Recipe: Apple Jacks Panna Cotta with a Billionaire Bacon Crumble Topping and Sour Apple Foam

Recipe: Apple Jacks Panna Cotta with a Billionaire Bacon Crumble Topping and Sour Apple Foam

This recipe, if you follow every part of it, will you give an Apple Jacks Panna Cotta with a Billionaire Bacon Crumble Topping and Sour Apple Foam. If you're keeping gluten-free, follow the recipe with the dried apple chips. If you're keeping dairy-free, follow the recipe with the rice, soy, or almond milk. But if you don't want all the accoutrements. Read more

Chicken Nuggets

Molecular Gastronomy Spherification Recipe: FoodNRecipe's Chicken Nuggets and Pearls

Thomas Keller has an Oysters and Pearl dish at his restaurants that many cite as the crown jewel in his world-renowned restaurant empire. At FoodNRecipe, we're not as well-renowned. We'd say we are half or less-than-half as renowned as Thomas Keller is. But that doesn't mean we can't have our own signature recipes, especially ones that have their own pearls. Read more


REVIEW: "Dough" Doughnuts Are the Absolute Best in New York City

When it comes to doughnuts in New York City, the only real crime is getting them from a Dunkin or a Kripsy Kreme. For some reason, we're living in a city that has the absolute top-of-the-line best doughnuts in the whole country. Read more


MasterChef US Season 3 Episode 17 Recap: There Goes the Neighborhood

Warning: Here Be Spoilers. If you don't want to know what happens, don't read this. If you don't care, or already watcher, or you watch TV shows through their recaps, keep reading. Read more

Bella Vado Avocado Oil

Good Sh*t Alert: Avocado Oil with Lemon from 'Bella Vado Splendid Oils'

Every home cook should have a secret weapon, and even if it isn't avocado oil, it still belongs in your culinary utility belt. Read more

Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake

From the Top Shelf of Momofuku Milk Bar Comes Christina Tosi's Birthday Cake Recipe

America, it's my birthday, and even though I've given David Chang and Christina Tosi a lot of flack for ever corner they cut in establishing a branch of the Momofuku Milk Bar sub-empire in Williamsburg, I'd be bereft if I didn't give credit where credit was due: Tosi's delightfully whimsical birthday cake recipe is one of her finest. Read more

Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes

Review: 'Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes' Is the Best, Most Important Cookbook You've Never Heard Of

This cookbook holds a special place in my heart, even if it's all but completely disappeared from bookstore shelves. It's the cookbook that saw me making my first recipe, one for the Toffee Apple Trees from children's book legend Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, when I was only six years old. Read more


Good Sh*t Alert: Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Presse Soda is Pretty Unbelievable

Try Belvoir Fruit Farms' Elderflower Presse, a diminutive bottle of drink whose label boasts, in elegant cursive, that its contents are "100% good," as well as "gently bubbling with real elderflowers." Read more

Ice Cubes

Why The Hell Is A "Recipe" for 'Ice Cubes' One of Food.Com's Most Popular, Highest Rated Meals?

There are recipes that treat the home cook like ze's never boiled water in hir life, and then there's "ChrissyG's" recipe for Ice Cubes. Read more

Egg Yolk

VIDEO: A Dazzling, Unbelievably Foolproof Method for How to Separate an Egg Yolk from an Egg White

A foolproof approach to separating an egg yolk from the egg white that won't have you nervously cracking an egg shell in half and having you toss the egg white back and forth until you have a clear shot at the yolk. Read more

Ube Fries

FoodNRecipe's Totally Amazing Fish and Chips Recipe, Inspired by Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Rice Cracker Crusted Tuna with Spicy Citrus Sauce

Jean-Georges Vongerichten knows how to take an unruly combination of the best ingredients and techniques from a mosaic of cuisines and turn it into something elegant and, perhaps most masterful of all, logical. Take his famous recipe for Rice Cracker Crusted Tuna with Spicy Citrus Sauce, a miracle of simplicity in which the violent heat of Sriracha... Read more

Frej Food

Just a Taste? The Three Best Tasting Menus in Brooklyn

Tasting menus are probably the best thing in the world, and the Brooklyn restaurants that offer them know exactly what they're doing. Here are our three favorites from a borough of many worthy choices. Read more

Hooters Girl

Hooters Wants to Open in Brooklyn! We Recommend The Five Best Neighborhoods for Them to Set Up Shop

As we reported earlier today, the Hooters empire of chicken strippers and lady wings is looking to expand into the hippest New York City borough of literally all time ever. Earlier this year, they had their sites set on Park Slope, but those plans were successfully thwarted by a bunch of parents who don't want their children to grow up in the shadow of bad burgers. Read more


What Do the Cyclone Roller Coaster and Strippers Have in Common? Hooters Could Be Opening on Coney Island

Joe Vitacco, the owner of a vacant lot on Surf Avenue just footsteps away from the historic Stillwell Avenue train station on Coney Island, has hinted that, starting as early as next year, he could be leasing his space to Hooters. Read more

Evil Hot Gummies

Like Gummi Bears But Wish They Burned Your Tongue Off? Evil Hot Gummi Bears to the Rescue

Our favorite of the broad flavor combinations, and perhaps the least explored this side of the equator, is the intersection of sweet, spicy, and acidic. We don't mean this in a way that diminishes one in favor of the other, like it does in Mike's Red Hots and other similar hot cinnamon candies. Read more

Twice the Vice

Want Chocolates That Get You Wasted? "Twice the Vice" Spirited Chocolates for Adults

If you've ever wanted to combine all the fun of being a glutton with the special charms of being alcoholic, the people at Twice The Vice have something for you. Read more


Molecular Gastronomy Spherification Recipe: The Soup Dumpling Big Mac

Earlier this year, McDonald's released its famously well-guarded secret recipe for special sauce. The big reveal was, admittedly, a little disappointing. There was no dazzling secret ingredient; rather, there were simply sweet and acidic elements in it in perfect harmony with one another. Read more