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Neat Trick for Slow Cooker Stewing

Slow cookers can be real time savers, and coming home to the smell of a delicious stew simmering away is always comforting–problem is, any vegetables other than onions that you throw in are liable to be way overcooked after 6 to 8 hours of bubbling away READ MORE

Finally: All the Pro Forma Joy of Disney in a Cereal Bowl

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that, thanks to the selfless exertions of General Mills, you can now enjoy a whole new confluence of sugary cereal and content-free entertainment for young people. READ MORE

How I Learned to Stop Worry and Love the Can

jimzk initially suffered from feelings of shock and betrayal upon discovering that the luscious, perfectly-spiced baba ganoush at Haig’s Deli comes out of a can. READ MORE

Do Women Drink for Free?

Is it true that women never pay for their own drinks in bars—having their tabs picked up instead by obliging men? READ MORE

Fresh Duck Livers

Just a heads-up–G&G Supermarket sells fresh duck livers (and gizzards) at the reasonable price of $1.19 per pound. READ MORE

Phoenix Garden – Winning Cantonese in Midtown

Phoenix Garden’s many fans declare its Cantonese food dependably first-rate–not just for Midtown Manhattan but for the entire city, including Chinatown. READ MORE

Betty Bakery – Sweetness and Light in Brooklyn

Betty bakes some nice things: cupcakes, cookies, tea breads, fruit pastries, cinnamon challah twists, to name a few. READ MORE

How Do Laser Thermometers Work Without Touching the Food?

Clue: The light is only there for show. READ MORE

Home-Style Jamaican Cookin’

Formerly a branch of the meat-patty bakery Golden Krust, Jamaica Cafe offers straightforward, unpretentious Jamaican fare that tastes like it came straight from an auntie’s kitchen. READ MORE

Northern Delights at Spicy BBQ

Spicy BBQ has a minor specialty in northern Thai dishes (think Chiang Mai), with about a dozen on their menu. READ MORE