European immigrants made this confection -- which has large, crisp crumbs on top -- a New York City coffee-shop favorite. An optional layer of jam between the batter and topping adds a fruity component.
These hulled pumpkin seeds are tossed with lime juice for zing and chili powder for spice (we like arbol for its extra kick), and then toasted into a crunchy -- and addictive -- appetizer. Counter the heat by washing them down with a refreshing Mexican beer.
Want fries with that? Of course you do. Especially the ones here -- which are not your typical white potatoes deep-fried in hydrogenated oil. These are bright, fresh vegetables tossed with good-for-you ingredients (pumpkin seeds, wheat germ, extra-virgin olive oil) and baked to a crisp.