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Sunday Morning at the Panaderia

On Sunday morning, La Victoria Mexican Bakery is a great place to be, says Dave MP. The pastries are tasty, especially with the good coffee, and the sweet tamales are delicious. All the tamales, including the sweet ones and also chicken and pork, are fr READ MORE

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi, the signature dish at Da Flora, is simply amazing, says fnut. Seven of them are served in sage, pancetta, and cream sauce. echo theorizes that the prime number is on purpose–it’s impossible to divide evenly, and they’re so good READ MORE

Tacos in a Tortilla Factory and Other Brooklyn Mexican Tips

You’ll find no fresher tortillas than the ones used for tacos at Los Tortilleria Mexicana. This tortilla factory in Bushwick’s bustling Mexican section has a taco stand right on the premises, turning out tasty $2 tacos and tostadas, reports anneyuki. .. READ MORE

A Surprising Sirloin Salad at Keens

The rarely mentioned steak salad at Keens is eminently houndworthy and probably not what you would expect. It’s a smallish piece of aged prime sirloin, maybe a ten-ouncer, with a salad on the side. The salad is nothing special, reports Paul Lukas, but t READ MORE

This May Be the Perfect Mooncakes

While most mooncakes are mass produced and packaged for international distribution, Taiwan Gourmet Deli’s are hand-made daily with freshly ground ingredients including dates, green beans, and red beans. They’re made with just the right amount of lard, and READ MORE

Sticky Thai Dessert Situation

Sticky rice with fresh mango is a great example of the “whole is more than the some of its parts” principle–a few simple ingredients, and a brilliant result. ... READ MORE

Chard: It’s Green

Chard is one of those dark leafy greens packed with fiber and nutrients–you know, the stuff that we’re always being told to eat more of. Luckily, it’s also delicious–provided you don’t mind a bit of bite to your greens (though chard is definitely mild READ MORE

Five Spice Powder for Fish and Sweets

Chinese five spice powder is most commonly used when cooking duck and other meats, but Chowhounds offer tips for using it with fish and in dessert-y preps. ... READ MORE

The Venerable BLT

Bacon, lettuce, and tomato on toast is just about the perfect sandwich, and easy to make. Most prefer the bacon to be crisp enough that it breaks with one bite. Thick-sliced crisp bacon will give you even more bacon flavor. ... READ MORE

Favorite Foods by Mail

Shopping online is fast and convenient, and a great way to get something special or products you can’t find locally. Here are links for some favorite online purveyors. ... READ MORE