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Squanto Never Ate Popcorn

Did the Pilgrims really eat popcorn? CHOW investigates Thanksgiving dinner. READ MORE

Ultimate Boy Toy

Meat slicers can create dramatic cuts at home for a little more than the cost of a good knife. READ MORE

Digging Up (Chocolate) Truffles

This month’s Bon Appétit puts a highly useful arrow in its readers’ home-cookery quiver with a piece on DIY chocolate truffles. READ MORE

Tia Pol Revisited: Not Just Your Everyday Tapas

The regular menu at Tia Pol is rich with deliciousness, but savvy regulars always check the day’s specials first. “They’re always, always spectacular,” promises iheartoffal. “Sometimes I even just ask them to send out all the specials without telling me READ MORE

Jedediah’s: Cooking Locally on Long Island’s North Fork

The local harvest takes the lead at Jedediah’s, the outstanding upscale restaurant from Long Island empire builder Tom Schaudel (CoolFish, AngelFish, Thom Thom, etc.). “A great setting, friendly, knowledgeable service, and incredibly fresh and delicious f READ MORE

Cold Noodles for Warm Weather

The house-made noodles at Maru Ichi are made to be served cold, says Melanie Wong. Their cold noodle preparation starts with a cool, springy tangle of ramen noodles, topped with a colorful array of red pickled ginger, seaweed salad, cucumbers, egg, and READ MORE

The Salt House

The Salt House has just barely opened, but hounds are digging its house wines, good vibes, and tasty food–like a tomato tart with a buttery puff pastry crust, or pan-roasted skate wing with Brussels sprouts and tarragon. There are still some kinks to wo READ MORE

Brooklyn in the Pizza House

Valentino’s in Manhattan Beach may offer the closest thing to Brooklyn pizza in Los Angeles, says young chower. Try getting it underbaked and finish it at home on a pizza stone–Morris Malken tried it this way and says he almost fell off his chair, i READ MORE

George Foreman Grills: Yay or Nay?

Some dismiss George Foreman grills, saying it’s just as easy to cook something up in a pan, or complaining that they’re difficult to clean. But plenty of hounds love them for speedy cooking of certain kinds of foods, and have strategies for making cleanup READ MORE

Teriyaki Shack’s Great Pastrami

Barnaby’s, a little teriyaki and burger shack, turns out a modestly sized but delicious pastrami sandwich, says kiwi. Pastrami is not too lean, not too fatty, with crispy edges–like a cross between itself and bacon. It comes on a toasted roll with car READ MORE