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Great Carrots, Braised and Glazed

Chowhounds rave about Marcella Hazan’s braised carrots with Parmesan, even though the recipe takes two hours of hanging around near the stove. “I’m a lifelong carrot hater but these would convert READ MORE

When in Rome…or Oaxaca

Sometimes, traveling or living abroad, you see the locals eating something really cool, or eating the same old thing in an exciting way. In Oaxaca, spigot learned to put a little chile pepper and lime on fresh fruit–it sharpens the flavor and undercut READ MORE

Chowhound Gift-Giving Tips

What presents of food are most welcomed during the holidays? Anything homemade gets automatic points with chowhounds–surprisingly, even if it’s not that good. The effort put into it and the warmth of the gesture makes up for a lot, and the recipient get READ MORE

Overlooked and Misunderstood

The building blocks of the kitchen should get a little more attention. READ MORE

Would You Like a Patchouli Parfait?

A pastry chef heads to Macy’s to make desserts paired with perfumes. Musk Melba, anyone? READ MORE

Junkin’ on the Job

Forget the “freshman 15.” For really spectacular weight gain, become a comedy writer. READ MORE

A Taste of Chinese Toronto

Fantasy Eatery is the U.S. beachhead of a Toronto-area Chinese restaurant, with a menu ranging from Chiu Chow items to hot pots to some caf READ MORE

The Filipino Spice Express

Filipino food is known for being fatty and vinegary, but spicy? At Alejandro’s, pleasurepalate discovered a few lesser-known dishes that left her mouth tingling. Bicol express, seafood saut READ MORE

Hot Pressed Leek Tart at the Fig Pantry

The Fig Pantry, a recently-opened bakery and delicatessen in Sonoma, is full of delicious things, not least of which is their leek tart, heated in a press. It’s rich, filling, and loaded with flavor–sort of a thin quiche Lorraine, minus the bacon. “It m READ MORE

Pulled Pork at Trail Dust

FueledByGnocchi highly recommends the pulled pork sandwich at Trail Dust, if you can make it early on a Saturday night. The meat is pull-apart tender, and served with a delectable sweet vinegar sauce called “hog wash.” ... READ MORE