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Sweet Pea Risotto

Dinner and a Netflix Movie: Peter Greenaway and Sweet-Pea Risotto

I wanted to create a feature that combined my love of dinner with my passion for not leaving the house. There is, perhaps, no greater means of empowerment for how I love than Netflix, which not only gives you film recommendations to ensure that you are planted squarely on the couch for quite some time, but gives you more recommendations for movies based on what you've already seen. Read more


Happy National Chocolate Pudding Day!

Happy National Chocolate Pudding Day! In this article, we'll share with you our favorite recipe for chocolate pudding and then show you our favorite way to serve it up. Read more

Cheesy Cornbread

Perfect Corn Bread with Cheddar Cheese, Pimientos, and Slab Bacon

You're impossibly hungry. You'd eat anything in your fridge. It's rounding 10 PM, and if you knew where your children were, you'd probably eat them, too. Read more

ben and jerrys car

Recession Eats: The Five Best Supermarket Ice Creams, and Why We Even Care

In this article, I run down the five best ice creams you can get at your local supermarket for cheap, and talk about why I'm so committed to writing about the stuff that most food writers ignore: unpretentious eats. Read more


The Four Best Ways to Eat Maggi Sauce

Buy a bottle of Maggi sauce; it'll change your life, and it goes with so many tastes that it's an immensely popular condiment internationally-- everywhere but America. Here's four things do to with it once you do Read more

Pork Belly

Belly by the Bellyful: The Three Best Ways to Cook Pork Belly

Pork belly is one of those reminders that it's really cool to not have dietary restrictions. We'll show you how to do it three ways. Read more


Goodbye, Nice Thighs: The Philippine Avocado Milkshake Recipe

Okay, I'll admit it on behalf of my nation: The Philippines could not care less about healthy cuisine, and this sweet take on an otherwise veggie-centric dish (one of the only green dishes in the land) proves it. Sorry we're not sorry. Read more


Restaurant Review: A Bold Argument Sees Clumsy Iteration at "Bozu"

It pains me to speak my mind about Bozu for the simple fact that I do think, in spite of everything you're about to read, that it is a necessary restaurant: a sobering reminder to millions of New Yorkers that we were not the first city to discover Japanese cuisine, and our word on the subject we will not be the very last. Read more

Tchoup Shop

Restaurant Review: Simon Glenn's "Tchoup Shop" Has NYC's Best BBQ

Move over, Fette Sau. Neighborhood Newcomer "Tchoup Shop" is the real-deal, and at a fraction of the price. Read more

Delicious Eggs

Recession Eats: Perfect Eggy in a Basket

We'll show you how to make perfect Eggy in a Basket. All it takes is three ingredients and a little bit of practice. Read more

egg salad

Unbeatable Egg Salad

Become the gender-neutral ruler of your next potluck with this sinful take on a lunchtime favorite. Read more


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

regular salad

The Totally Healthy, Utterly Bizarre California Salad

For no reason at all, we'll show you how to whip up the thing that no one ever orders at diners-- even though it's served at every diner-- to guests who'll think you've lost your marbles. We think it's a conspiracy, too. 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

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

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