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Hog Heaven

Weeniecello, meet Porkarita. Yesterday’s convenience-store joke becomes today’s hot cocktail. READ MORE

Three Giblets in the Fountain

Imagine your guests’ delight at covering their turkey with gravy from a delightful DIY fountain. READ MORE

Greedy Gobbler

Are you entitled to Thanksgiving leftovers? And other Turkey Day conundrums. READ MORE

Going Pear-Shaped

Why do pears seem to have missed the heirloom train? READ MORE

Quimbaya: Colombian Eye-Openers in Ossining, NY

Quimbaya calls it just “cheese bread,” but don’t be deterred by the prosaic name. It’s sensational, says Lisa M, a highlight of a strong lineup of house-baked treats at this Colombian cafe. Crusty on the outside, soft and springy on the inside, it’s not READ MORE

Alfajores

Everybody likes Taqueria La Bamba, but have you had their alfajores? These are Argentine cookies made up of two rounds of shortbread, glued together with a thin layer of dulce de leche or caramel. They are simple and bloody divine–highly recommended by READ MORE

Cheese School

The Cheese School of San Francisco describes itself as “the only institution of its kind in the San Francisco Bay area wholly devoted to helping people maximize their enjoyment of cheese.” mchan02 enthusiastically recommends their wine and cheese class READ MORE

On the Trail of Wild Boar: Four Italian Contenders

It’s the season for wild boar, when hungry hounds track their prey at New York’s Italian restaurants. Assenzio, a Sardinian place in the East Village, makes a couple of excellent boar dishes, says Peter Cherches–in ragu with gnocchetti or braised in C READ MORE

Das Ubergeek Eats ‘Cue With a Side of Crow

Having trashed Smokin’ Jack’s in Burbank after a disastrous visit shortly after it opened, Das Ubergeek wasn’t at all psyched to go again. But an (unwilling) second visit turned out to be a totally different experience. ... READ MORE

Killer Sourdough. Try it at the Liquor Store

Stone Ground Bakery’s sourdough is the best Paul F has tasted in his lengthy memory–great tangy flavor and an almost crunchy crust. Two loaves are $6. They’ve also got other kinds of breads, cakes, and desserts–apparently they make the high-end maca READ MORE