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Latke Toppers

Latkes are a traditional Jewish holiday dish, fortunately available year ‘round. They’re fried pancakes made from grated potato, eggs, and often onion. Hot and crisp from the frying pan, they’re great topped with a dollop of sour cream, or a spoonful of a READ MORE

Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron

Lodge claims that Lodge Logic, their pre-seasoned cast iron pan, has an heirloom finish you can use straight out of the box. This is not exactly true; it doesn’t have a completely perfect fin READ MORE

Duck Bones to Go!

Is it incredibly gauche to order Peking duck, and ask to take what’s left of the carcass home with you? It seems to depend on how the duck is served by the restaurant. ... READ MORE

Sweet Treats for the Festival of Lights

Diwali starts tomorrow, and bloggers are cooking up special dishes to sweeten the day. READ MORE

Healthy Debate, Unhealthy Drinks

Starbucks baristas and imbibers are getting into a healthy debate about the unhealthy drinks served up by the monster coffee chain. READ MORE

I’ll Have a Rhubarbarella, Shaken, Not Stirred

Gourmet feeds the vague consensus that 2006 is the Year of the Cocktail with a nicely written piece on mixed drinks that put fresh ingredients first. READ MORE

Hey, where did you get that sweet potato shirt?

Food: It’s not just something to eat these days. At the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris last week, produce was being turned into pants and taking to the catwalk. READ MORE

South Vietnam, 1963: Three Courses at the Diamond

Renowned author and reporter David Halberstam has a mesmerizing piece in Gourmet titled “The Boys of Saigon.” READ MORE

Next Issue: A Four-Page Exposé on Wooden Spoons

The new Cook’s Illustrated presents readers with a question so monumentally awesome that it’s remarkable that it was answered in a mere three-page spread. READ MORE

“Iron Chef” Goes Cheesy

As a trial run, to make sure the kitchen stadium was ready for battle, the Food Network staff recently held a practice Iron Chef cookoff. The secret ingredient: Cheez Whiz! READ MORE