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The Food Lab's Guide to Pan-Seared Pork Chops

Years of overcooked, lean pork has given pork chops a bad rap. But the times they are a-changin', and things are looking up for pork. For one thing, we now have relatively easy access to much better meat. We also have much safer pork—pork that can be eaten at a juicy medium or medium-rare, the way it was meant to be. On top of all that, we're in a virtual renaissance in terms of novel cooking techniques; better, smarter ways to maximize the flavor and texture of a pork chop. Today we're going to discuss a few of those techniques and see if we can't nail down the best. More

Skillet Suppers: Easy Pork Chops with Fig and Arugula Salad

Pork chops are an easy and delicious dinner, not only because they taste good but also because it's super simple to make a tasty sauce from the brown bits left over in the pan. Simply add some shallots, broth, wine, and other seasonings that you like, and, bingo bango, you've got a rich and flavorful sauce to top your chop with. Plus, it gives the pork chops a chance to rest while the sauce is being made and everyone wins. More

The Over 21 Club: Carson's

I always remembered Carson's to be, well, kind of crappy. But when I entered, the first thing I noticed was that the interior of the place appeared to be recently renovated. I looked over the menu and discovered that everything looked...oddly fancy. I was puzzled. More

20 Best Foods at the State Fair of Louisiana

This is it. The last stop in our quest to chronicle this year's top fair foods. We headed to Shreveport, Louisiana, for the 102nd State Fair of Louisiana. Until November 13th (note: the fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays), some 450,000 people will come out to enjoy the zoo, the circus, the midway and of course a whole lot of food. What's hot at the fair? The hot stuff. That is, the spicy regional items; from crawfish and crabmeat boudin to habanero peanut brittle. More

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