Articles rss

Recipe inspiration, tips, and kitchen hacks from the Chowhound editors.
All Articles The Basics Cooking Tips Entertaining Slow Cooker Nagging Question Food and Kitchen Hacks

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This is probably the simplest homemade mac and cheese recipe out there. It’s more like a cheese strata–with macaroni standing in for the bread. A bonus: while aged cheese doesn’t melt smoothly in most other mac and cheese recipes, in this recipe aged ch READ MORE

Decaf Tea

Decaffeinted tea tends to be fairly mediocre. PaulV says the best he’s found in the grocery store is the Typhoo brand. ... READ MORE

Riedel Stemware at Target

For fairly priced Riedel stemware, try Target. Michele4466 bought a 4-pack of the pinot noir glasses to test them out, and plans to complete the set. ... READ MORE

Cream of the Crop

The goods may be icy but the buzz is hot at Ici, the swanky new ice cream shop opened this week in Berkeley by Chez Panisse alum Mary Canales. READ MORE

The Existential Mystery of the $56 Sandwich

The new Zingerman’s food mail-order catalog has arrived from Ann Arbor, bringing with it scads of gourmet brownies, aged balsamics and Jewish specialty breads. Far-flung deli lovers, rejoice! READ MORE

Monty Burns Is Studying this Carefully

As reported by the Associated Press September 1, a California man lived to 112 on a junk food diet. George Johnson died August 30, of pneumonia. READ MORE

Omakase Ice Cream Layer Cake From Beyond Pluto

You can get customized ice cream cakes at Sketch Ice, but put yourself in the chef’s hands and you may get something like the meringue-frosted olallieberry temple of beauty Morton the Mousse is raving over. This “chef’s choice” cake features seasonal ol READ MORE

Pollo Adobado

Taqueria San Jose in the Mission District has outstanding tacos pollo adobado. Finely chopped, pungently-spiced chicken contrasts perfectly with fresh cilantro and onion. ... READ MORE

Heart and Soul at Berzet in the Bronx

Berzet’s is almost like home to its fans, who count on homey soul food and warm, motherly TLC. Mac and cheese, seasoned-to-the-bone baked chicken, and meaty, tender short ribs are dependable favorites, says beke, an erstwhile regular. ... READ MORE

Taam-Tov Revisited: Kebabs and More in Midtown

Kebabs, dumplings and meat pies are smart orders among the Bukharan specialties at Taam-Tov, an upstairs hideaway in the Diamond District. Peter Cherches reports fabulous samsas (crisp baked meat pies stuffed with spiced chopped lamb) and tender, charco READ MORE