In this episode Recipes New York-Style Cheesecake What's the secret to perfect New York cheesecake? It's a character trait that most New Yorkers would never admit to—restraint. Taste Tests Supermarket Cheesecakes Can any store-bought brands compare to a homemade cheesecake? Taste Tests Vanilla Extract In the battle of pure versus imitation extracts, could we declare a winner? Recipes Fresh Strawberry Topping With just a little treatment, fresh strawberries are the ultimate topping to a New York-style cheesecake. Equipment Reviews Kitchen Timers In the test kitchen, timing is everything. We tested 10 new models designed to handle multitask timing.