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Bread Baking: Parker House Rolls

Mine are sometimes good, sometimes coarsely crumbed, or rather bland. Pointers?

Bread Baking: Parker House Rolls

Mine are sometimes good, sometimes coarsely crumbed, or rather bland. Pointers?

Cheese for lemon-spring veggie risotto

Chèvre, baby. Chèvre!!

So long Bottom Shelf Will

I've been a reader of this sure for five years or more.... I adore what Kenji does and found will's stuff to be funny and fun, but I'm feeling like the rest of the site is losing ground. I'm sorry to see will gone. Makes SE drinks look humorless.

Cook the Book: 'Every Grain of Rice'

I want to make a perfect noodle dish or lotus wrapped sticky rice bundles. Yummmmm.

Bake the Book: The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen

Charleston. Of course! Sc girl here....

Non-cheesy restaurant on Valentine's Day for first NYC visit?

Perilla! I went there for my anniversary a few years ago. Heard its still great. Lovely unpretentious space.

Cooking Giant Puffballs

I used to do a mushroom stroganoff in a light sour cream and white wine sauce. It was a fall ritual....

Help! Slow-cooked fall-apart pork tenderloin?

Add me to the shredded tenderloin YES! Group. I slow cook in liquid in my heavy cast iron Dutch oven on low heat. Comes out with an amazing sauce and pull apart meat. Yay tacos!!

Ithaca, NY: At Glenwood Pines, Skip the Namesake, Go For the Tully

Are you still in Ithaca? Did you pilgrimidge to Wegmans? Hit the farmer's market? Eat at just a taste? (I'd love a review...). Visit Treman State park? Eat purity ice cream? Visit The Museum of the Earth? (I used to work there and am really proud of that place. If you swing by, say hi to my mastodon.)

NYS Road Trip - Where to go?

I was going to add a plug for Ithaca too. Just a taste wine and tapas bar, thai cuisine, and all the deliciousness of the sat and sun farmers market. Get purity ice cream and hit the incredible gorges and the museum of the earth. Gosh. I'm coming with you.

Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches

I am having a love affair with this ice cream sandwich!

Kabocha squash

The afghani dish sounds amazing!! Must look into that. I often roast a whole one and will use leftovers as a purée I add to bread recipes. I'll add a cup to a yeasted whit bread. Adds color and sweet richness.

Knead the Book: The Bread Bible

Sourdough with cream cheese and raspberry jam.

Sandwiched: Fried Chicken and Honey Butter on Biscuit Sandwiches

Salivating. Literally drooled on baby. Need to eat this now.

Cook the Book: 'The Homemade Pantry'

I used to make most of our bread, but with baby 2, life's a bit busy. Want to return to that paradigm.... Though I did make kick ass pita a few days ago.

Cook the Book: 'The Homemade Pantry'

I used to make most of our bread, but with baby 2, life's a bit busy. Want to return to that paradigm.... Though I did make kick ass pita a few days ago.

What do you leave OUT of the fridge? Food safety

I use a butter bell. Butter stays out for 5 days or so ....

What are you planting in your garden this year?

I'm in Houston. Already in mid and upper 80s. I'm longing for my upstate NY old fashioned spring. However, I will harvest my first red tomato this weekend. Planted in feb. Also have a serious pumpkin patch, eggplant, cukes, herbs, kale and chard, and a few remaining carrots garlic and broccoli. I've been gardening in fairly urban Houston for3 years, but this is my first one where I got planting schedule right. So delighted! Also lemon tree has 10 lemons growing and fig has 12! Small victories!

Fast Breads' Crusty Artisanal Bread

How could I do this with my (1.5 year old, DB Currie) sourdough starter? What measurements?

Baby Oatmeal

Mark Bittman's Rice Pudding in the Oven

Could one do this with brown rice?

Mark Bittman's Rice Pudding in the Oven

Could one do this with brown rice?

Tribe hummus pepper topping

Looks similar to sriracha to me...

Vegan, oil-free and still at least sort of a treat?

All oil? Including coconut? Nut butters? What about (ahem) lard? I know you said no dairy, but does that exclude animal protein or fat?

New to Trader Joe's

Houston finally got it's first Trader Joe's. I am braving the miserably small parking lot today to check it out. What's good, what's great? What's avoidable?

Sorghum sea salt ice cream

I had a very expensive and truly amazing sorghum and sea salt ice cream made by a local ice cream company and a fantastic local chef. It is incredible. I was going to try to recreate, but was wondering how to go about the recipe. This was not a swirly ice cream, but in fact a creamy fully flavored base. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to go about creating this recipe. Wondering too about sugar vs sorghum.

Grains are bad for you!?!

I've been reading some of the more "fringe" discussions about grains and their overall negative impact on health. A lot of them are pseudoscience rantings, but there does seem to be (forgive me) some wheat amongst the chaff. I do have gluten sensitive and celiac friends, so understand and respect their reasons for avoiding grains... I guess I just wonder what you all think. Are grains bad for you in general? Do you have personal experience or real science to support?

Thought this topic particularly appropriate as Kenji is going vegan for the month.

Do I need an immersion blender

I keep thinking I do, but don't want one more useless device in my kitchen. I have a magic bullet, but it's non functional for large batches of soup. What else does one use the immersion blender for?

Let's talk iced tea

I am a southern girl and have heard countless "foul proof" ways to make iced tea.... I'm still not sold on one consistent method. Tell me how you make it and why.

Help me make decent arroz con pollo!

I have made arroz con pollo countless times, but each time it turns out poorly. I try doing it in one big cast iron pot, slow cooking in the oven - but the rice comes out poorly cooked - undercooked or overcooked - and i'm annoyed that what should be an easy dish defeats me every time.
can you help?

Can I Cook Risotto in Advance?

I want to cook a yummy butternut squash risotto for company tomorrow night, but as it will be an early dinner, I was hoping to get it at least halfway done early. Any suggestions? I know It's a sin, but worth a shot.

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