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Beyond Salt and Pepper

From Worcestershire sauce to paprika, here are ten ingredients that will boost flavor in your cooking. READ MORE

On Curing Salmon

From raw to cured in 24 hours. READ MORE

Eat at Mom’s

Playing Nintendo’s addictive Cooking Mama game gets one blogger raging for gyoza. READ MORE

If the Rice Is Broken, Don’t Fix It

Pretty much every Vietnamese restaurant and pho joint serves com tam (broken rice) dishes, a peasant staple made with the cheapo broken grains of rice not fit for export. But few actually specialize in it, as Com Tam Thuan Kieu does. ... READ MORE

Go Green the Thai Way

Green curry is a staple dish in Thai restaurants, but it’s often overpowered by one ingredient: sugar! At Thai Kitchen, they go easy on the sweet tooth and the result is great, says Steve Doggie-Dogg. Green curry is on the Saturday lunch all-you-can-eat READ MORE

Chicken and Pumpkin Sausage

Dibrova Sausage Company makes a really good chicken and pumpkin sausage, says RestR Manager. It’s a seasonal treat, best seared and served on a bun by itself. Dibrova excels at making rich-tasting sausages like this one that actually don’t end up having READ MORE

Fresh, Cheap, and Lovely

It doesn’t look like much–just a couple of rickety tables and an ancient scale–but the little farm stand at Valley End Farm (supplier to Planet Organics) sells great produce cheap and amazingly fresh. Crane melons and heirloom tomatoes are incredibly READ MORE

Chicken vs. Chicken in Korean Flushing

Two Korean imports are playing chicken on Northern Boulevard. Fried chicken, that is. Chicken is the specialty of Bon Chon and Cheogajip, chain outlets that have gone head to head since spring in Flushing’s sprawling Korean section. It’s a chicken explosi READ MORE

Max Brenner: Sweet Nothings for Chocolate Lovers

It’s no place for connoisseurs, but Max Brenner, the two-month-old chocolate fantasyland near Union Square, has its sweet and gooey pleasures. The first U.S. branch of an Israeli chain, it’s part big, buzzing restaurant, part store. The store sells chocol READ MORE

Oh So Simple, Oh So Sublime: Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

“This is so good, but I dare not make it too often because I can eat nearly a whole pan by myself!” moans Nyleve of this rich and addictive recipe for chipotle sweet potatoes. Hounds have been raving about it since she first shared it a couple of years READ MORE