Welcome to Friday afternoon. Without further ado, the week’s best posts:
Spain’s Ribera del Duero region is producing some mighty fine wines.
In Battle of the Dishes, McDonald’s Big Mac squared off against Burger King’s Whopper.
On this week’s Top Chef, Ashley went home, thanks to oversalted gnocchi and undercooked spot prawns.
A Razor, A Shiny Knife’s Michael Cirino is cooking up A Locally Sourced Evening at the Wine and Food Festival.
Cookbook Tester sampled polenta with white beans and black kale from Lidia Bastianich’s new Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes.
Judith Jones chatted about her new book, The Pleasures of Cooking for One.
After Terroir failed to make our 10 Best Wine Bars list, Our Man Sietsema visited it, and still found it lacking.
Jacques Torres talked about his food addiction and plans for his new store in the Chelsea Market.
If you’ve got cupcake fatigue, you might want to try Stuffed Artisan Cannolis instead.
Fork in the Road on the Road tasted the glorious bounty of Barcelona.
The Michelin Guide has awarded its stars. Now, will it please go back home to France?
Bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts swarmed to the Astor Center last weekend for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
Strange Snacks of the World sampled sour Mexican gherkins…
…While Incredibly Cheap Eats found doner at Doner Kebab in Williamsburg.
And finally we brought you our picks for the 10 best cookbooks of all time. Discuss.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 9, 2009