Spaghetti No. 5

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An illustrated trip to the Barilla Factory in Parma, Italy

Artist Eats: Evan Gruzis

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Evan Gruzis to share his favorite place to eat. Evan is a New York-based artist, who makes photorealistic ink paintings and awesome sculptures and has had solo exhibitions at SAKS in Geneva and The Hole in New York, among other galleries. Continue reading for his answer.

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What’s in Cookie Dough Oreos?

Our overall willingness to be deceived.

Roger Gastman on European Cheese

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Really? The EUROPEANS have time to worry about the American use of their cheese names? Yes, that is a question and it is a hot button issue going on right now! No more Parmesan, no more Feta! We Americans and American cheese makers are hurting the European cheese market and costing them billions by stealing “their” names. I say screw them, they can keep their names, they can even keep Feta cheese forever, I never much cared for it anyway. Do the people at KRAFT really use the same recipe for their delicious shake cheese? I doubt it. Here are a few suggestions for Parmesan that are not really thought through yet, but you can use them as a starting point if America does gets banned from European cheese names.

AMAZING MELTY CHEESE ON MY PASTA

GRATY STUFF

YELLOW CHEESE

In the end – screw it, we have AMERICAN CHEESE.

Roger / @RogerGastman

Direct Connect

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REESE’S Fresh From the Factory

For The Egg Obsessed

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Egg Minder, the smart eggtray that tracks the number of eggs you have left and alerts you to when they’re going bad.

Mr Chow in “The Art of Dinner”

A film by Trey Wright

Pizza Physics

The Power of a Big Image

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Not this one, but these. Fat guy dreams.

Into The Belly of the Chairman

Eddie Huang returns home to Baohaus for the season finale of Fresh Off The Boat. If you watch closely, you might even see a guest appearance by this guy right here.

Broiled Spicy Grapefruit

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This and 11 other delicious ways to eat that big ol’ citrus fruit

Fine Wines From The Silicon Valley

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The Miracle Machine is “the world’s first affordable accelerated winemaking device for the home.”

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Artist Eats: Howie Tsui

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Howie Tsui to share his favorite place to eat. Howie is a Vancouver-based artist who “uses imagery from traditional Asian ghost tales, Buddhist hell scrolls, ancient bestiaries, Hong Kong vampire films and the Sino-Japanese War to satirize the climate of fear in contemporary culture.” Continue reading for his answer.

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Three Sips to the Wind

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Lately in the afternoon when I feel the onset of boredom approaching, I reach across my desk for the bottle of Brugal 1888 that sits with other the liquors I’ve accumulated during a cold winter of booze hoarding… or was that hard boozing? I open the bottle, and from the cabinet behind me take the Match italian crystal rocks glass that I bought at Freeman’s with a gift card from an ex-girlfriend who thought I needed a haircut. I showed her who’s boss. Into this glistening piece of nostalgia I pour myself about two fingers of the aged Dominican rum. By giving the alcohol time to settle and breathe, I provide myself space for some grand moments of reflection. Being of dirty mind, this usually goes dark fast and ends with a chuckle. Isn’t it always amusing that we can vividly remember our failures, but the details of being awesome are relatively hazy? As my mind returns to the glass, I do the necessary and take a first sip. Always tiny, the initial taste is just something to wet the whistle, and after 30 seconds the second sip happens, massive, almost more of a pull. With the oaky rum having sufficiently warmed my face, I move the glass back behind the keyboard and look out the window to the north, where the profile of the UN glows rosily in the falling day. It is in these moments that often I wonder whether other people take pleasure in having a drink sometimes in the late afternoon at their desk, or if they’re even allowed to. I then look back at the monitor in front of me, my monitor, and curse the fact that I’m chained to a desk and not to a bar in the Caribbean. The third sip though, takes me there, and with a warming glow I finish the day on island time.

Churro-dise

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Snack time just got fatter thanks to these Churro Pretzels

Any Excuse To Try Something Spicy

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The folks at Bon Appétit have come up with their own sambal-style hot sauce.

You can make it at home

Chef Keith

Faking out all the local morning news shows in the Midwest.

Dark Foot in White Brooklyn

Eddie Huang plays tourist in his own town.

Noodle Season

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Every week until it’s warm again, we’ll be showing off various noodle soups around NYC.

Miso Ramen with a tasty boiled egg at Ramen Yebisu

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