David P-D.

  • Location: Sacramento, CA

Eat for Eight Bucks: Curried Yellow Split Pea Soup

I make a soup similar to this, but with green split peas and Madras curry powder instead of all of those other powders.

Cook the Book: 'Coco'

The Food Lab's Top 10 Pieces of Kitchen Gear

@gargupie: a quick and easy hummus I've adapted from Alton Brown's book "Gear for Your Kitchen" is 1 can chickpeas, 1 lemon-juiced, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (substitute for sesame paste), 1 tablespoon water, 2-3 garlic cloves, 1/3 cup olive oil, and some cilantro or parsley (for garnish). To make: Blanch the garlic in boiling water for 30 seconds, remove, and peel. Drain the chickpeas and rinse. Add garlic to a blender/ food pro., mince for 30 seconds. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, peanut butter tsp of salt, tsp of pepper, blend until just smooth. With machine running, stream in olive oil until hummus looks creamy (may use less olive oil). If it still looks too chunky, add the water in small increments. Finish with some of the parsley or cilantro. Feast on with pita or whatever you like.

Serious Eats Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificates from Threadless

I remember when "Piece of Meat" was first printed. I loved it then, and I love it now.

Which is your Favorite/Least Favorite Culinary Herb?

Favorite is most definitely cilantro with basil coming in at a close second, and chives a distant third. Least favorite is Italian Parsley, I can't stand the stuff raw, but when its cooked (like in a ball of meat) I can keep it down.

Do Drinks and Food Taste Better When They're More Expensive?

I think if you look at the Super Premium alcohol market, you can see your proof.

Berkeley, CA: Searching For the Bay Area's Best at 900 Grayson

Brad, That's great to hear, you'll love them (if you like cheese).

Berkeley, CA: Searching For the Bay Area's Best at 900 Grayson

If you're coming to Sacramento, you must check out The Squeeze Inn. It is probably our best offering. Their burger was featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, and is in Guy Fieri's Top 2 Burgers in the country. They have just moved from their their little shack into a nice new location, so be sure to check it out. Also, other good burgers could be the Hawks Burger at Hawks, Charburger at The Habit, or Ford's Real Hamburger.

A Hamburger Today: Wallpapers Please

A little while ago I was looking at A Hamburger Today's list of the their favorite burgers of 2009. Looking at the pictures of those burgers made my mouth began to water, and not just a little bit, but the full on, back of the mouth watering that only occurs when either you are truly hungry or you can picture exactly what the food will taste like. This was the latter.

The burger from CUBE was something I had never seen before, I was imagining what I thought sinking my teeth into it would feel/taste like, but also knowing in my heart of hearts it would be ten times better in reality. My next thought was, if I can't go there, could I at least have a picture of it as my wallpaper so that whenever I looked at my computer I could be reminded of that beauty. But alas when I clicked on the photo it was too small to do the burger justice on my desktop.

My humble request is that of the writers for A Hamburger Today, could you all please make the pictures from the burger reviews available in a size suitable for desktop wallpapers? The cameras used for the reviews must be capable of a more sizable pixel count. If this could be possible in the future it would make me very happy, and most likely delight other hungry readers as well.

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