This simple hummus recipe from the now-closed Underground Cafe beats storebought every time. Canned chickpeas get jazzed up with fresh garlic juice, lemon and salt. To take your snack to the next level, follow the recipe to turn pitas into garlicky chips dusted with paprika.
This soothing, traditional Italian soup is made with only three ingredients: chicken stock, eggs, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. This recipe from Sputino Cafe takes mere minutes to prepare and results in an aromatic, comforting broth, best served with crusty bread.