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A New Spin on Salad Spinners

KitchenAid has good-looking new salad (and fruit) spinner. The spinner body is divided up with inserts, so you can spin lots of different stuff at the same time. ... READ MORE

Heated Plates in a Jiffy

Need warm plates for dinner? There’s no need to heat up the oven. The easiest way to warm up plates is with the microwave. ... READ MORE

Holy Grail with Curly Tail

Madcap Tuscan chef Cesare Casella is setting out to breed an über-pig from several heirloom hog varieties. Delicious? Sure. But the shortage of heirloom pigs makes this a pretty crappy idea. READ MORE

Palate Tease

A photographic tour of amuse-bouches from top chefs. READ MORE

Batali, High and Low

Mario Batali's new cookbook, "Mario Tailgates NASCAR Style," targets a different audience altogether. READ MORE

Bouncing the Brisket

L’Shana Tova, everyone. Will you be preparing Sephardic or Ashkenazic treats for your New Year celebration this weekend? READ MORE

Gastropubs: Hot or Not?

While Americans are going gaga for gastropubs, back in the UK some Britons are tiring of the concept. READ MORE

Pancakes and Lobster Omelettes on Long Island

Breakfast hounds have fallen hard for the pancakes at Maureen’s Kitchen in Smithtown. CornflakeGirl is hooked on the ones with orange and blueberry but says banana-nut, orange-chocolate chip, and other combinations also rock. Also recommended: uncommon READ MORE

Princess Cake at Schubert’s

The princess cake at Schubert’s Bakery is a real winner, with layers of fluffy white Genoise cake, raspberry jam, and a smooth custard that isn’t excessively sweet, all covered in tender, green-tinted marzipan. Pei says it’s one of the best in the city. READ MORE

Counter Burger

Hounds are digging the newly opened Palo Alto branch of Counter Burger, an upscale, high-quality burger joint known for its wide variety of burger topping options. The toppings range from the traditional to the eyebrow-raising (dried cranberries, horserad READ MORE