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What to Do with Plain Yogurt

Drink it, make cheese with it, cook with it instead of sour cream or buttermilk.

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Sweet, Sour, Salty, What?

Americans have historically hated bitter tastes, while other cultures loved them. Until now. Chefs are playing with bitter in new ways, and U.S. diners are finally appreciating it.

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Jimbo’s Bar: Greek Bites for Astoria Nighthawks

Neighborhood bar, live Greek music, broiled octopus with lemon and oregano. What’s not to like about Jimbo’s? OK, maybe the boring white bread–though it’s slightly improved by a run under the broiler. ...

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Inwood Update: Fresh, Cheap, Hearty Dominican

Inwood’s International Food House lays out an unusually fresh buffet of hearty Dominican chow, reports JackS. Highlights include roast pork with crispy, sticky skin and decent rotisserie chicken, good but perhaps a step below other neighborhood favorite

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Fried Pies

The deep-fried peach pies at Memphis Minnie’s are a flaky package of hot, peachy heaven, says mercuryflyin. The crust is light, crisp, and not too greasy, and the peaches inside are tender and delicately sweet. ...

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Sausage Gravies of Our Lives

The special sausage gravy at Sunny Side Caf

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“The Right to Be Stupid”

As the debate continues over New York City’s proposal to ban trans fats, one restaurateur gets downright patriotic in expressing his outrage.

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Pizza from Silver Lake to Echo Park

Masa makes a great Chicago style pizza, says dgonzale80. For something lighter, Pizza Buona is a respectable NY-style slice spot. ...

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Life is Sweet in Laguna Niguel

Dolce Vita is a multiple threat, with good-quality gelato, cupcakes and cookies, plus Italian olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Their gelato has a sensationally smooth texture and comes in a variety of flavors

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Pumpkin Cookies

Fall is pumpkin season–time for jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cookies. Most pumpkin cookies are like little pumpkin cakes in texture, and somehow not as satifying as you think they’d be. Not these two: one is a chocolate chip cookie, but, y

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Fried Coke!

Fried coke is a quirky fried treat that may displace funnel cakes at state and county fairs. It’s deep-fried balls of batter that have been flavored with coke. ...

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Transforming Takeout Tidbits

Some hounds can’t wait to dive into the dregs of last night’s takeout meal straight from the carton, standing in front of the fridge. But others don’t want another meal of goulash, or can’t can’t quite imagine what they might do with a half cup of massama

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Green and Black’s Chocolate Bars

The chocolate bars made by Green and Black’s are organic and very good; they’re available at Target stores and Whole Foods. Especially nice is their white chocolate. ...

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Consider the Source

The Center for Consumer Freedom battles the impending NYC trans fats ban with an over-the-top TV ad.

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Found, Not Farmed

A BBC video on foraging instills a hunter-gatherer longing, but learning about wild food is best done in person.

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Edward Behr Rocks the Jura

The new quarterly installment of The Art of Eating is out, and it features a synapse-searing profile of wines from France’s Jura vineyards.

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Great ‘Cue with Bob Garner, Two Pillars of Mexican Cooking, and a Deafening Honduran Pool Hall

Benchmark barbecue and truly paradisiacal Mexican food

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Spinach: The Aftermath

As spinach creeps shamefacedly back onto grocery store shelves, experts pick apart the causes of the E. coli outbreak. Is there polluted poop in our food? You betcha.

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Let the Barbecue Begin

Family Diner (7911 North Carolina Highway 68 North, Stokesdale, North Carolina; 336-643-8853) is killer, a serious revelation. It left me shaken and giddy.

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A Whole Lotta Bannin’ Going On

As a New Jersey assemblyman readies a bill to ban foie gras, Anthony Bourdain and Michael Ruhlman explain why that idea’s for the birds.

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Pass the River Fish

Chenin blanc is one of the most underappreciated grapes

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