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Giovanni’s Gnocchi Champion

If nothing else, you’ve got to admire Giovanni’s for standing up for gnocchi. Not that it’s gotten a bad rap, exactly; it’s just that the Florentine dish is often overlooked in our pasta- and pizza-focused world, say the folks at Giovanni. Hence, the menu

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Schroeder’s

The kind of heavy, old-school German food that Schroeder’s specializes in is not something you would want to eat every day, but sometimes your soul needs Schweine Hoxen and goose liver pate. For those times, you are advised to report to Schroeder’s. *K

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Sweet and Spicy: Caribbean Heat in Amityville, L.I.

Amityville’s Sweet and Spicy nails the robust flavors of the Caribbean in homey dishes like oxtail, curry goat, dumplings, and kingfish escovitch, all good to great, says Wanda_Gorgonzola. If they’re serving coconut shrimp, go for it. ...

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Lucky Creation

Lucky Creation is a Buddhist vegetarian place with a good vibe for people who are into food. Everyone checks out other tables’ orders as they arrive to see what looks good, says fine wino. Braised bean curd with assorted vegetables hot pot is good–the

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Around New York, Pig’s Feet High and Low

Brasserie LCB J.J. Rachou, successor to the storied La Cote Basque, stuffs pig’s feet with foie gras and apple and serves them in cider jus. guttergourmet has just one word for them: heaven. ...

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Best Spaeztle-Making Tools

Spaetzle, the small German dumplings, are made by dropping bits of egg dough directly into boiling water. There are several methods for making spaetzle, ranging from quickly cutting the dough off a wooden board with a knife to pushing it through a colande

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Kabocha Squash

Kabocha is a winter squash with a dense, sweet flesh. Unlike other winter squashes, its peel is edible. You can remove some or all of the peel, but you don’t need to, as once the squash is cooked, the peel is tender enough to eat. Here are a few great

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The Apple of Your Eye

Honeycrisp apples are a cross between a Macoun and a Honey Gold. They’re advertised as “explosively crisp” and they are! Oysterspearls enthuses: “So juicy that you have to bend over as if you’re eating a ri

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Anchovy Paste in a Tube

Anchovy paste is a great alternative to cans of anchovies, or those packed in salt. You can squeeze out just a smidge, and the rest will keep a long time (at least 6 months in the fridge). A little will enhance and deepen the flavor of sauces, and stews

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Death Warmed Over

Casseroles are old-fashioned. So what _do_ you bring to a funeral?

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It’s Not Fat, It’s Big-Boned

In honor of its 50th year, Bon Appétit muscles in with a heavy tome.

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Back-to-Back Scores in the Middle of Nowhere

Ravenous from skipping supper last night, I did a double breakfast in Asheville, trying two places touted on Chowhound.com. First I hit the hippy-dippy Sunny Point Cafe (625 Haywood Road, Asheville, North Carolina; 828-252-0055).

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Knishes KO’d

Grub Street takes down the Jewish Quarterly over who’s got New York City’s best knish.

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What’s in the Bag, Kid?

A very special Halloween episode of our man-on-the-street series

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This Just In: Gordon Ramsay Offically Scary

Gordon Ramsay voted Scariest Person on television.

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Babette’s Feast

Move over Friendster and MySpace—now there’s something tastier! The newest social networking website to hit the scene is geared toward the food obsessed, and it’s called BakeSpace.

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Food Porn Goes Hardcore

Gourmet’s Restaurant Issue feature some of the most egregious food porn to cross the transom in months: a look at private Las Vegas dining rooms for “whales.”

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Asian Pearl With Pringle

You can get dim sum at Asian Pearl, but what hounds find really promising is the modern Chinese banquet food. Like, for instance, Peking duck, with the skin served over a green apple salad, on top of a Pringle. As in, the chip. Surprisingly, it work

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Candy Cap Mushroom Cheesecake

Far West Fungi is a shop dedicated wholly to mushrooms, located in the Ferry Building. Right now they are selling cheesecakes made with sweet Candy Cap mushrooms–$10 for a cupcake-sized cheesecake. lettuce loves it–the Candy Caps taste like maple sy

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Tony’s Hot Dogs: Deliciousness Delivered by Truck

Tony the hot dog guy has been at it for almost 40 years, long enough to figure out what people like. Crowds descend on his silver truck at Newark’s Branch Brook Park for dogs made with fat, boiled all-beef franks from Brooklyn’s Golden D Brand Meat Produc

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E-Mo: Fresh Rice Rolls at a Koreatown Hole-in-the-Wall

E-Mo does just one thing and does it well. At this closet-sized takeout shop in Koreatown, a husband-and-wife team turns out kimbap to order. The Korean-style seaweed rice rolls come with a choice of fillings, including beef, jalapeno, mushrooms, kimchi,

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