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Boil old potatoes, peel skins and chop with a spoons edge. Mix with flour and egg. Roll again with flour and make into long strands. Chop into sections and flatten with a fork to make groves, carefully roll and boil till they float. Dry and pan sear………my homemade Gnocchi with a Beef Ragu Sauce. Decanter a nice Merlot about 45 minutes before serving.

GoPro cameras capture action all over the world, from Olympic ski jumps in Sochi to cuddly lion hugfests on the South African savanna. Now, Food & Wine’s new site FWx is putting GoPros somewhere even more extreme: behind the controls of super-tricked-out espresso machines in the country’s top coffee shops. In this clip, barista Erin Meister straps a GoPro to her head for a first-person view of how a cappuccino gets made at Counter Culture Coffee’s New York Training Center.

Nominate your favorite coffee bars on Twitter using #FWx @foodandwine. Your dreamy barista could wear the Cappuccino Cam next.

Making picture-perfect swirl-topped cupcakes might seem like something you should leave to the pros. But F&W Test Kitchen frosting maestro Justin Chapple has an easy shortcut. All you need is two colors of frosting, plastic wrap and a pastry bag—no artistic skills needed. Watch this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips to learn how to make the most beautiful cupcakes ever.

I’ve been meaning to ask, but did they seriously drink three bottles of wine over takeout?