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Foods You Fight

Tips for eating saucy, messy, and hard-to-handle foods.

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Solid-Gold Produce in the Big Apple

The New York Times has finally gotten around to scraping what may be the bottom of the glamorous haute cuisine barrel: the dudes who supply produce to fancy restaurants.

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Of Cheese and Food Snobbery

Ladygoat of the blog Foodgoat doesn’t think Morbier cheese is tasty enough to be “worth” its putrid smell—and some commenters seem to think that calls her true chowhound status into question.

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Staggering Toward Modernity: Minnesota

Finally staggering to its feet after decades of Prohibition-style liquor regulation, Minnesota legislators have introduced a bill to allow grocery stores to sell wine.

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Bargain Lox in Greenpoint and Other Smoked-Fish Tips

Acme Smoked Fish sells its wares to such higher-end purveyors as Zabar’s, Citarella, and Russ and Daughters–and, one morning a week, to us retail-paying civilians.

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The Chinatown Beat – Noodles, Oysters, and Killer Fried Chicken

A new contender has stepped forward in Chinatown’s hand-pulled noodle wars: Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle on East Broadway.

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No, Nobody Sat on Your Bagel – it’s From Montreal

Think it’s hard finding a New York bagel in this town? Try a Montreal bagel.

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L.A.’s Own Little Italy

L.A. may not be an Italian deli town, but the highest concentration of Italian Americans in the area (including families from the Ischia region) is in San Pedro.

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Oatmeal-Yogurt Pancakes

The flavor of oatmeal makes these pancakes sing for AnneInMpls, who makes extras on the weekend and reheats them in the toaster on busy mornings:

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Hanger Steak, Fast

Hanger steaks cook quickly in a cast iron skillet over high heat.

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An Education in Tea

Hou De Tea has recently added a tea blog which is surprisingly excellent.

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The Ways of Storing Cooked Rice

The problem: rice hates the fridge, and the fridge hates rice.

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Oscar Bait

The big night brings out the film buff in the foodie. Or maybe it brings out the foodie in the film buff.

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Magical Lebanese Time Portal Bakery

Boulangerie Zaatar (151 rue de Castelnau Est, Montreal, Quebec; 514-274-4775) may be the find of the week. To all appearances, it’s a generic little Middle Eastern bakery. The owner, a sad-eyed older Lebanese gentleman, keeps an extremely low profile.

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Grab the Recipes and Run

It’s a food-lover relationship dilemma: Who gets the cookbooks and recipes when a foodie couple breaks up—and how will you ever survive without his grandmother’s famous cheese bread?

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Real Goulash

ashleys is impressed with the Hungarian food at DJ’s Bistro.

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BBQ Man Café

BBQ Man Café, while not wonderful, has improved since it opened.

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If You Want That Promotion, Order the Salmon

Eating on the job is just as fraught as workday drinking these days, judging from recent stories in blogland and the papers.

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Fish Eggs, Fish Eggs, Spaghetti With Fish Eggs

Spaghetti alla bottarga is one of the simplest dishes in the Italian repertory, but it needs top-notch ingredients.

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Nurnberger Bierhaus – Soulful German on Staten Island

Solid, hearty German chow is drawing happy crowds at Nurnberger Bierhaus.

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Middle Eastern Update – Falafel and More Downtown

East Village newcomer Taj-Almoulouk has charged to the top spot in eca’s personal falafel ranking.

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