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Friday food porn: Long and flavorful

Along with its global selection of desserts, Gur Sweets Bakery in Elmhurst also serves savory dishes, such as this chicken biryani, an Indian pilaf made from chicken cooked slowly with fresh Indian spices and layered with caramelized onions, cilantro green chiles and the long, slender grains of aromatic basmati rice, then served with house-made yogurt […]

What’s a Cronut and where can you get one?

Part doughnuts, part croissants, “Cronuts” are the latest culinary craze sweeping New York City. The baked goods debuted last month at Dominique Ansel’s, namesake SoHo bakery. The cult following for the limited-availability pastry has not only led to extensive lines at Ansel’s bakeshop, but also a black market peddling the authentic articles for up to […]