A decade ago, the average New Yorker would be hard-pressed to name 10 destination-worthy Thai restaurants, but as the city's collective palate has expanded, so too have the options for regional cuisines from Southeast Asia; fiery, sour Northeastern Isaan flavors seem to be in particular abundance th ... More >>
Lauri Rantala/FlickrThe Bhut Jolokia, whose status as the king of hot peppers has just been challengedThe Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has been named the hottest pepper on the planet by New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute, according to the Associated Press.
A couple of weeks ago, Ben Grossman and Craig Samuel opened Peaches HotHouse in Bed-Stuy. As the Feed reports, it's the sister restaurant of Peaches, Grossman and Samuel's third restaurant (after the Smoke Joint and now-defunct Little Piggy Market), and serves such Southern treasures as cornmeal fr ... More >>
Cunni-Linguine, Garlic (My Balls) Bread, and Tap That Ass-paragus Soup are just a few of the recipes you'll find at Cook to Bang, which has just nabbed a cookbook deal with St. Martins. [Grub Street] "Obviously none of us would ever want to come to Midtown over the weekend (M-F is quite enough than ... More >>
A Talk With Ben Schott, Compiler of a Big Little Treasury of Trivial Facts