Curiosity Killed the Cook’s Foodspotting Guide

Want to try some of the restaurant dishes I’ve talked about on Curiosity Killed the Cook? I’ve just made it easier for you with my new Foodspotting Guide!

Foodspotting’s focus is on specific dishes rather than restaurants. Pick a dish you’re craving, and it’ll show you the best place to find it.

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Lemons. And limes. And oranges. Oh my!

Ah, cupcakes. New York City is well known for its numerous shops and bakeries dedicated to this dessert. We all have our favorites…Magnolia, Buttercup, Crumbs, Billy’s, Sprinkles. The list goes on and on.

Initially, after moving to NYC, I enjoyed trying out these places for the very first time. After a while, though, I got sick of cupcakes. So when my friend, Brian, and I decided to have a cross-blog hangout and he suggested making cupcakes, I was hesitant at first. However, I knew that this was part of his 25 for 25 List, a personal project to complete 25 things before he turns 26, so I agreed to go along with it.

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One evening, I came across an episode of United Tastes of America on the Cooking Channel, and it was all about dumplings from different cultures. I couldn’t resist watching the entire program since I LOVE dumplings. One type the host talked about was the pierogi, and they visited a New York City restaurant that was well-known for them—Veselka.


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Nom Wah Tea Parlor

The first time I heard about Nom Wah Tea Parlor was from a Tasting Table article I received through email. After that, I kept seeing the name pop up in a number of other articles, websites, blogs, and Twitter feeds. I was intrigued; it immediately went on my to-do list.

One thing I immediately noticed that makes Nom Wah different from other dim sum places I’ve visited is their presence on the Internet. Unlike some of its Chinatown competitors, the restaurant has taken advantage of what social media and technology could contribute to their business. Nom Wah has a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account. How many dim sum places do you know that use Facebook and Twitter?

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