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The Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches in the Midwest

When people in 48 of America's 50 great states hear "tenderloin," they probably think filet mignon. Then there's Indiana and Iowa, where the word means a crisply fried juicy cutlet of pork loin on a pillowy hamburger bun. Here's where you can get the best tastes of Austrian schnitzel transformed into deep-fried Americana. More

How to Brown Butter

Brown butter is one of those shortcut ingredients to great cooking, adding nutty, toasted flavors to whatever it touches. And all it takes to make is some butter, a pan, and a spatula. Here's how. More

Making Panela at a Colombian Sugar Mill is Still a Low-Tech Affair

Brown, unrefined sugar is eaten all around the world—Africa and Asia have their jaggery, Mexico has piloncillo, we have our fancy coffee shops with moist muscovado—but nobody consumes it the way Colombians do. Despite having the highest brown sugar consumption per capita in the world and a production of almost a million and a half tons per year, sugar production is still done almost 100% manually in mills like this one. For now, that is. More

The Best Gin to Buy on a Budget

While we can happily find a good bottle of bourbon for twelve bucks or ten or even eight on sale, it's startlingly difficult to find good gin for less than $20. I know—this month, I scoured and I searched and I hunted, and I tried 15 of 'em. Here are the best gins that'll run you less than an Andrew Jackson. More

The Bird That Bites Back: How Nashville Hot Chicken is Made

The legend goes like this: More than 70 years ago, Thornton Prince came home after a night of tomcatting to find his lady waiting at home, none too pleased. To teach him a lesson, she doctored his Sunday morning chicken with a wallop of spice. "Hot peppers from the garden, I'm sure," says Andre Prince, the restaurant's current owner, and great-granddaughter of that fabled philanderer whose infidelities birthed the now-iconic dish. "She was furious—but he liked it! He liked his punishment. It's just a rumor," she adds; "I wasn't there, have mercy. But I know how the Prince men are. They're known for being ladies' men." More

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Stumbling Into the Beer Business

Opening a bar has its own set of problems, such as the fact that I have no idea what I'm doing. While I've worked in the kitchens of some of New York's most expensive restaurants, I've never changed a keg of beer, much less set up an entire massive bar program complete with 20 rotating craft beer taps, 25 whiskeys, and an entire encyclopedic division of labor known as cocktails. More

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