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Cappuccino Update: Beans and Balance at Sant Ambroeus

A couple of things lift Sant Ambroeus’s cappuccino above the pack, says Sean Dell: top-notch coffee, made from Danesi beans from Italy, and milk gently steamed to the perfect temperature–“steamed, not scalded, as is usually the case in New York coffee READ MORE

Make Your Maki More Memorable

If you make your own maki sushi at home, but are looking for ways to change it up, here are some goodies chowhounds love tucked into their rolls. ... READ MORE

Food of the Hunanese Proletariat

The San Gabriel Valley has another new Hunanese restaurant, reports Chandavkl. The menu leans toward working-class fare, including family-style rabbit, duck tongue, and organ dishes. Also exotica like frog, turtle and snail, and the mysterious-sounding READ MORE

Hazelnut Oil

Hazelnut oil is great in a dressing for bitter salad greens. It pairs well with lemon juice and sherry vinegar–they don’t overwhelm its delicate flavor. ... READ MORE

Sweet and Savory Spanish Snack

Torta de aceite is a rustic, handmade Spanish crisp bread, typically made with lots of olive oil and often dusted with crunchy bits of sugar and sesame seeds, and a touch of anise. ... READ MORE

Cool As a White Cucumber

White cucumbers are appearing this tear at some farmers’ markets; they taste a lot like their green cousins. Kater finds white cucumbers perfect for a cool summer soup… READ MORE

Pennsylvania Dutch Country: Breakfasts, Buffets, and Beery Yearnings

All I’ve ever had in Pennsylvania Dutch Country is super-touristy food. I’ve only eaten in venues with (literally) busloads of tourists, so I was looking forward to digging deeper. READ MORE

Plats Perdus

When you’ve spent hours preparing a dish only to have it turn on you like an evil beast, what do you do? Strip it for parts and create something unique, that’s what. READ MORE

Bon Appetit’s 50 Delicious Years

Bon Appetit celebrates its 50th year of publication with this month’s issue, which contains some real gems amid a field of mostly predictable retrospectives. READ MORE

Butter on a Stick

One-handed eating is all the rage at the Minnesota State Fair, and this blog gets it all on video, from the deep-fried Twinkies to the hot dish on a stick. READ MORE