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The Complete Guide to Making Falafel at Home

All photos by Cara Eisenpress (@BGSK) The main thing you need to remember when making falafel is that simplicity is the ultimate goal. Falafel are not veggie burgers. They are not flavored…

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How to Drink Like a Grownup

Let's face it: If you've graduated from college, your keg-standing, Jäger-bombing, beer-ponging days are numbered (or at least they should be). The minute you have responsibilities like rent and…

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How to Eat Like a Cuban

What do you know about Cubans? Mojitos and Scarface, old cars and Castro? That there are a ton of them in Florida, and they make a pretty good sandwich? Cool...and then? While those…

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The Complete Guide to Making Burgers at Home

The hamburger is a delicious vestige of the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, where vendors grilled up ground beef patties, slapped them onto buns, and fed them to hordes of hungry Americans. The…

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Learn How to Make Mendl’s Courtesan Au Chocolate

In the video above, the staff at Mendl's, Zubrowka's premiere patisserie, show you how to make their legendary courtesan au chocolat. The cream-filled pastry is enjoyed my M. Gustave and all…

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How to Survive on a Cook’s Salary

Living in New York City is a financial challenge for almost anyone, no matter what tax bracket you fall in. For a full-time line-cook working ten to 12 hour shifts, five days a week (at least),…

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The Essential Guide to Eating at an Indian Buffet

All dishes shot by Liz Barclay at Brick Lane Curry House The Chinese have dim sum, the Swedish have smörgåsbord, and Indians have the buffet. Buffets are a crucial part of Indian culture,…

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The Complete Guide to Making Meatballs

Whether you prefer your balls with beef or pork, on top of spaghetti or inside a hero, these tips will take your game to the next level.…

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The 10 Commandments of Nacho-Making

If you read this website with any degree of frequency, it should come as no surprise that within the First We Feast offices, nachos reign supreme. Last year, we devoted an entire week to…