7 Ways to Use a Cast Iron Frying Pan (Besides Frying)

sundancekidd85 - Excellent point. And for those who cook their steaks in an oven (for whatever reason), a sizzling hot cast iron skillet is the tool of choice.

Japanese Ginger and Garlic Chicken With Smashed Cucumber From 'A Change of Appetite'

Togarashi isn't a specific seasoning. There's togarashi ichimi which is plain red chili powder, as well as togarashi shichimi, which is seven spice (shichi or nana) powder of which red chili is a component.

Maybe either one works but if the recipe is talking about red chili's, it's ichimi that you're looking for.

Chinese Barbecue Pork From 'The Meat Hook Meat Book'

Pork shoulder blade steaks are a decent substitute I would think. Plenty of fat and streaky meat.

Tales of a Cookbook Writer: What if a Dish Makes Me Gag?


Not everyone puts hominy in their menudo. I really think it's a regional thing.

I couldn't stand the very thought of me, a blond haired blue eyed Southern boy, eating tripe when I first moved to San Diego many years ago. But falling in love with a Chicana makes a man do funny things. Going to a little hole in the wall taco shop and eating a big bowl of menudo on the weekend is a treat I look forward to all week.

10 Flavored Vodkas You Should Really Try

The Żubrówka that we have in the states is awful compared to the real deal. I use to drink the original when I lived overseas but can't stomach the US import variety.

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best Pourover Coffee at Home

@smackdaddies - I do the same thing and it makes a difference.

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best Pourover Coffee at Home

Can CO2 levels and hence, climate change, be linked to the amount of coffee we humans make each year? More coffee produced = more CO2 = dead polar bears and more chickweed in my lawn.

Maybe we should add carbon taxes to Starbucks products to discourage their use.

The Elements of Barbecue: Is Gas Barbecue Really Barbecue?

Crock pots. Let's not forget crock pots. A bottle of Kraft BBQ sauce and a few hours in a crock pot and you have some delicious, authentic, BBQ.


The Best Juicy Grilled Pork Chops

For the gas grill, remove the burners, flavorizer doo-dads, etc. Put in a grate. Cover in charcoal and light.

Win a Serious Eats Edition KettlePizza Baking Steel Combo for Father's Day!

Tomato slices, basil, and garlic.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Porterhouse porn!

Staff Picks: What's the Most Underrated Restaurant in Chicago?

The bulletproof Subway is pretty nice.

Chinese Noodles 101: How to Make Wonton Noodle Soup With Chicken and Shiitakes

Am I missing the "add the recipe to your recipe box" ?

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.

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