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Burnt Sugar and Brown Butter Risotto with Strawberries and Mint

Wipe the drool from your MacBook Pro and keep reading. Read more


Recession Eats: Sardines

Three truly terrific ways to eat sardines. Read more


Get Fired and Go to Spa Castle for Lunch

There are so many reasons to lose your job these days: you get to spend more time with your loved ones, who have been shedding cat hair and mewing for ice cubes in their water all day today; you finally have the time to get started on your memoir, which you think will sell because there's a market for your incisive voice; most importantly, it ... Read more

Coconut water

Why Coconut Water? What the Hip-and-Trendy Don't Want You to Know

Coconut water: hipsters love it, so why the heck should you give it a shot? We're giving you four good reasons to put down that Gatorade and make the big switch over to that transplanted island favorite. Read more

coffee cocktail

New York's Best-Kept Secrets: The Second Annual Coffee/Cocktail Mashup

Coffee? Cocktails? Now your heart can race *and* your words can slur. Read more

Eggs Benedict

The Only Diner in America You Ever Need to Know About

See why I had no choice but to whittle a list of the top five best restaurants down to just one. Read more

Ye Olde Cookbook

5 Cookbooks You Should Own

It's summertime, and that means that tag sales are as full of old cookbooks as they'll ever be. We'll show you the five that you should be looking out for. Read more


Hipster Haunts: South Williamsburg's "Diner"

Believe the Bourdain-bumped hype about the jewel in South Williamsburg's crown. Move over, Peter Luger. Read more


Recession Eats: New York's Best Lunch Specials

Unemployed or stuck at work? These really cheap, really plentiful lunch specials will be as kind to your tastebuds as they are to your wallet. Read more

Hot Dogs

Stop Buying Hot Dogs, Dude: The Four Best Ways to Put a Franks Surplus to Good Use

Recycle your hot dogs with these four recipes and reclaim all that freezer space! Read more

Greenwich Village

Bohemian Rhapsody: What Starving Artists Don't Want You to Know About How Much They Eat and Where They Eat It

Put on your beret, grab your first-edition copy of Howl, and head on down to any of these hip haunts. Read more

Green Papaya Salad

Happy National Papaya Month!

It's National Papaya Month, and we're celebrating with this fast and easy recipe for Thai Green Papaya Salad that's incredibly fresh and flavorful! Read more


Secret Menus: What Big Fast Food Chains Don't Want You to Know

We're going to show you how to walk into one of the fast food joints you've been going to for your entire life and, with confidence, order something that isn't on the menu, but that line cooks are dying for you to order. Read more

Fried Chicken

The Absolute Best Chicken Sandwich Ever

A healthy, easy-to-make chicken sandwich that will dazzle your friends and family. Read more


Recession Eats: Grilled Jerk Hearts with Pineapple

They say that the fastest way to a man's heart is through his food. Well, we're gonna double down and say that if the food happens to be heart, it's even faster. Read more

Thai Iced Tea

Easy Homemade Thai Iced Tea

Our coverage of National Iced Tea Month soldiers on with an international offering: the sweet and popular Thai Iced Tea. We'll show you how to make it in your kitchen with stuff you have lying around. Read more

Pulled Pork

Sunday's Best Pulled Pork

Enjoy a beautiful Sunday barbecue any day of the week with our slow-cooked pulled pork recipe: perfect for cooking indoors! Read more


Recession Eats: Liver and Onion

We'll show you the best-kept secret of how to get rid of that acrid liver aftertaste and make cheap, delicious eats with the much maligned meat. Read more


The Tofu Press: The Secret to Perfect, Flavorful Tofu Each Time

We'll clue you in to the best-kept secret of vegetarian cooking: the tofu press. Here's what it is, and how to use it to make perfect tofu every time. Read more

Eggs Benedict

How to Poach an Egg

We're debunking the myth of the poached egg, demystifying the intricacies behind the technique, and showing you how to make beautiful, perfect poached eggs each time. Read more