The Food Lab: Bringing Home General Tso's Chicken

Thank you Kale. As Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not know that."

If you've seen the Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy go Gangnam Style, you'd understand why the fleeties never pay attention to them anyway.

The Food Lab: Bringing Home General Tso's Chicken

39 years in and around the Navy and I never once heard of Admiral Tso's chicken.

Yokosuka Navy Curry, yes. But no Admiral Tso's.

Maybe a tongue in cheek joke?

Mustard and Brown Sugar-Rubbed Ham With Balsamic-Roasted Onions

I do believe I'll try this soon!

What's Up in Pizza: Kit-Kat Pies, Edible Boxes, and More!

Domino's pizza (sic) is like eating cardboard so this makes perfect sense.

Sunday Brunch: Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancakes)

The first meal I had in Japan when I moved there in 1981 was Okonomiyai at a little back alley hole in the wall that I stumbled upon in Kamakura.

We still make it when the kids come to visit. I sends us back to very happy times.

Poll: Do You Send Your Burger Back if It's Not Cooked to Your Requested Doneness?

Medium, plus or minus one degree of doneness can work fine, as long as it's good meat to begin with. Fresh, in-house ground meat is safe; store bought chubs of industrial grade meat isn't.

Before gnawing on desiccated bovine hockey-pucks in an irrational attempt to eliminate risks, I suggest a thorough review of the CDC's Monthly Morbidity and Weekly Report, especially the part about food bourn disease.

When one considers the massive amount of beef consumed vs. the number of cases of food bourn illness, it's easy to see that personal preference aside, journalistic sensationalism and food ignorance is what keeps people eating poorly cooked hamburger.

5 Great Oyster Joints in New Orleans

Yikes! City prices.

Fresh Apalachicola and West Bay oysters right off the boat cost about $.50 each if you know where to go (and I'm not telling) :)

Creamy Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Taco seasoning, flour tortillas and cream cheese? Did I get redirected to Food Network?

The 10 Best Budget Bourbons

Ancient Ancient Age 10 yo.
Evan Williams "White Label" Bottled in Bond.

It took me two years and trips to score upon scores of liquor stored in a 500 mile radius, but I finally managed to score some of each of these a few weeks ago.

The Evan Williams is transplendent!

Game Day Eats: 14 Hearty Chilis

@ chanterelle - When we want spaghetti sauce, we'll check out Cinncinatti style.

Sunday Brunch: Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops with Fried Eggs

Yikes! Burned eggs.

Tanoshi Bento Does an Improved Bento Lunch

Pork Katsudon is redundant. Tonkatsu is used to make katsudon. Tonkatsu IS pork.

Leftovers: Velveeta Shortage, Mountain Dew Cheetos, and More!

I have a block of Velveeta in my hurricane break out box. It's been there since the Nixon administration but it is the only Velveeta I'll ever need to purchase.

Salt and Vinegar Spanish Tortilla with Quick Cheaty Allioli

@markemorse - Confidence is not flipping it over the sink :)

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Kenji's Perfect Prime Rib.

What Happens When a Restaurant Celebrates Colonial Kitsch?

I have a problem when folks judge the happenings of another era by today's social mores.

Perfect Prime Rib

I love a good medium rare standing rib roast but am not sure how to handle the situation of having a guest (Mother) that want's her meat cooked to medium.

Any suggestions?

Perfect Prime Rib

I love a good medium rare standing rib roast but am not sure how to handle the situation of having a guest (Mother) that want's her meat cooked to medium.

Any suggestions?

Gift Guide: For the Gluten-Free Home Cook

I've been looking for some organic, woodland-raised heritage,free-range, artisanal, humanely processed spatulas for a while.

A Sandwich a Day: Beef on Weck at Top Round Roast Beef, Los Angeles

Hey grammar Nazi, should you have put If everyone else in your class jumped off the roof, would you want me to say that you could jump along with them? in quotations.

Our Favorite Food Costumes at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

+1 Ein the Corgadile

Steakcraft: Watch Marc Forgione Make a Porterhouse and Steak Tartare at American Cut

@ Jedd63 -

"Especially when the thing is so huge that 75% of it would go to waste."

Waste? Never head of such a thing... If you can't finish that much steak, turn in your carnivore certificate.

All kidding aside, the fine steakhouse experience, all the way down to the guy with the little brush and dustpan that sweeps up the crumbs and keeps the tablecloth clean, is something you should do at least once in your life.

3 Pumpkin Cocktails to Make at Home

What a horrible thing to do to decent bourbon.

Open Thread: What's Your Fantasy Food Band Called?

Reality Check: New Stacked Burgers From TGI Friday's

" terms of flavor, it tasted like an over-dressed fast food burger..."

And why would you expect anything less from a fast food casual dining chain?

Anyone heard of a Corvette Summer?

A friend was telling me about a drink called the Corvette Summer. I've looked all over the internet and can't seem to find it. Anyone know a reference to the drink?

The closest thing I found to the ingredients he described is The Paloma.

Touching food story

We need to see more of this kind of story on TV:

Food Joke

"A new report shows that due to the weak economy right now, more Americans are canceling their cable television. Good luck trying to live without eight shows about cakes."

From Conan O'Brien. How true, how true.

Cook the Book: Roast Beef on Marrow Bones

The Applestones always have plenty of marrow bones lying around their shop and, knowing the beefy, buttery goodness that rendered marrow bones produce, they decided to incorporate them into a roasting bed. The marrow bones are set on the bottom of a roasting pan along with onions and garlic that have been caramelized. The seared beef is placed on top and stock and butter are added before this meaty dish is roasted in the oven to a rosy medium-rare. More