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At Prosperity Dumplings, a Wealth of Cheap Eats

The latest five-for-a-buck Chinese dumpling joint to turn up on hound radar is Prosperity on Eldridge. It offers a familiar lineup of fried or boiled dumplings, plus sesame pancakes, noodle soups, and a handful of Fuzhou-style bites like peanut noodles. . READ MORE

Get the Banana

Just get the banana gelato at Bovolo. This advice applies to you even if you don’t like bananas. “It sings with ripe, floral banana-ness swathed in silk,” raves Melanie Wong. ... READ MORE

Heavenly Hummus

Looking for high-quality batches of wholesome hummus? Nyala’s unusual hummus, with a hint of cumin that sets it apart from the rest, arrives as an amuse-guele at the start of every meal. ... READ MORE

Addictive Cilantro Rice

Robert Lauriston says his wife’s cilantro rice is simply addictive, and megek raves that it’s fantastic–“tangy and spicy and flavorful.” ... READ MORE

Savory Uses for Coffee

A bit of coffee enriches the flavor of chili and baked beans. You can deglaze your pan with coffee to make a nice sauce for any stewy red meat dishes, just as you would with wine… READ MORE

Baby Pineapples

Baby pineapples are kissing cousins to the common pineapple we see most often. They’re delightfully sweet, and a perfect size for two. They’re not cheap, but they also contain no core, so they’ve got more edible flesh than you might suspect. ... READ MORE

The Fat of Your Choice

For cooking, there’s more to choose from than just butter or Crisco; there’s also duck fat, goose fat, bacon grease, and, of course, lard. ... READ MORE

Foams: Not Dead Yet

Uncool in restaurants, foams at home are fun. READ MORE

How to Dice an Onion

From round, layered object to small, neat dice in a few easy steps READ MORE

Won’t Work for Food

Horror stories of the country's largest member-owned cooperative grocery store. READ MORE