If we thought January was busy, it's because we had no 2013 frame of reference: with the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, and our favorite award show, the Oscars, February is going to be action-packed. Thankfully, we've got a few new obsessions to keep us fueled through the month! From Chinese cooking tools to New Orleans desserts, see what we're crushing on right now.
Upon realizing that March is National Noodle Month and National Sauce Month, I've been obsessed with learning more about Eastern noodle dishes and Asian sauces. So I swore it was culinary kismet when I got sent a copy of Easy Asian Noodles ($18). The title is by Helen Chen, a writer with three other Chinese cookbooks under her belt and the founder of an Asian cookware line. For an established Asian cooking figure like Chen, would this new book live up to its expectations? Find out when you read more.