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Craving Cheese Curds?

Cheese curds…you’ve gotta love them. They’re an integral part of that Quebec speciality called Poutine–french fries and cheese curds smothered with gravy. READ MORE

Fry Sauce on the March

The Associated Press is breaking the news that fry sauce is starting to spread from its home base in Utah to other Western states. READ MORE

Food Blog Awards

In case you missed it, the Well Fed Network announced the winners of its 2006 Food Blog Awards yesterday. Add these sites to your regular reading list this instant. READ MORE

When Restaurant Critics Screw Up

Food writer Ryan Tate, on his blog Covers, catches Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel in a big boo-boo. READ MORE

Toss Your Measuring Cups

A scale is a must-have tool for precise, consistent cooking. CHOW reviews the best. READ MORE

North Hollywood’s World of Bakeries

North Hollywood has a surprising variety of ethnic bakeries, and Das Ubergeek is your self-appointed guide. READ MORE

Tamale Taste-Off

When a few hounds got together recently for a taste-off of tamales from across L.A., best in show was Mama’s Hot Tamales’ black mole tamale. READ MORE

Akbar Mashti: Easy Iranian-American Ice Cream (without an Ice Cream Maker)

rose water’s mother passed on this recipe for her “semi-homemade” version of akbar mashti, an Iranian ice cream flavored with saffron and rose water. READ MORE

Saffron 685

rworange is excited about newly-opened Saffron 685, which serves stupendous tasties like Moroccan spiced hot cocoa (with cardamom) and french fries with saffron or balsamic aioli. READ MORE

Eggs Benedict

The selection of eggs Benedict at Zazie is highly recommended by several hounds. shnigglebob and Maya particularly like the Eggs Monaco, a toasted English muffin topped with prosciutto, tomatoes provencale, poached eggs, and hollandaise. READ MORE