Expand the concept of pasta a bit, and you arrive at spaetzle, the quickly made and rather thin dough (somewhat akin to savory pancake batter) that is often “grated” into boiling water on a spaetzle maker, a tool that looks like a grater without sharp edges I find spaetzle makers unnervingly tricky, so I prefer to do what I've often seen done by Alsatians, for whom spaetzle is traditional: drop the batter by the spoonful into boiling water. (Photo: Jim Wilson/NYT)


Alsatian Spaetzle made by dropping the batter by the spoonful into boiling water rather than grating

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How to Make Mochi Ice Cream. Mochi ice cream is popular in Asia, Hawaii, and the West Coast of the United States. If you like to eat mochi, why not try a sweet and cold version of it? Let the ice cream sit in room temperature for a few.