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Kenji's Best Fast Food Awards (A Totally Biased, Completely Incomplete List)

Kenjison: I forgot to mention, that based on the nutritional content as posted by Popeye's, the sandwich and the sauce had 2450 mg of sodium ( FDA rec daily 2400) 34 grams of fat, 800 calories, and 61 grams of carbs.

Kenji's Best Fast Food Awards (A Totally Biased, Completely Incomplete List)

SSAIB-that's the size of the burger, in inches.
Kenjison: I just bought Popeyes's spicy chicken po'boy.
It was fun eating it, $3.99 sandwich only, and your fault that I ate it (and I got the blakened ranch sauce).

Kenji's Best Fast Food Awards (A Totally Biased, Completely Incomplete List)

You said-" getting decent grub at lightning speed and reasonable prices".
So I'm thinking when I was 23, I raced across the United States in my Stuttgart made Capri from Los Angeles to Long Island in 76 hours. I got to know Stuckey's very well. I needed food at lighting speed. So unless your speed was similar justifying stopping by these places, I never would. Unless of course, there is a financial motive.

Tiki's Hollywood Origins and the Woman Behind It All

Tiki Ti in Los Angeles has the best tiki drinks in town, if you can handle the cigarette smoke. Gov't allows it under certain grandfathered regs. ( owner must also be a server, etc.).

How Cereal Became the Quintessential American Breakfast

@justeatit, you and your comment are really, really stupid.Every commercial, every ad, and many articles are promoting something.
Hope you one day you will be forced eat dog food. You will then begin to think about your comment. And by the way, move out of your mother's basement.

How Cereal Became the Quintessential American Breakfast

I do buy the big double box of Cherrios. Why?
Because at any time of day, as well as at 10pm sometimes, I pour some in a bowl, with l.f. milk or almond milk, with a big tablespoon of maple syrup from Vermont or NY.
Nothing is better.

Why Dip it? Put Spinach and Artichoke Dip Inside Pierogi Instead

And in case you may want another version, a Ukrainian pyrohy (pierogi), try
Veselka,144 2nd Ave, New York, NY . This is a very good Ukrainian restaurant. Across the street is East Village Meat Market, which has the best Ukrainian kobasa.

Easy Spiced Basmati Pilaf

My wife and I prepare 1 1/2 cups of dry rice for dinner almost every day.
It depends on the diet of foods one consumes I guess.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Why No One Opens on Time

Opus X, very good. Cuban Romeo y Julieta Churchills, now they are also very good, but illegal to sell in the USA...

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Why No One Opens on Time

Opus X, very good. Cuban Romeo y Julieta Churchills, now they are also very good, but illegal to buy in the USA...

Should You Really Only Cook With Wine You'd Drink? The Truth About Cooking With Wine

When you go to the non tourist small restaurants in a variety of Italian cities, you get the house wine. This wine is usually, in my opinion better than wines that cost 4 times as much. Same in France, where a typical family starts wine drinking at 8am with a white sec that's in the fridge.

Back to Italy. Although I have many expensive ( more than $40.00 per bottle) wines that I keep and should drink, I was always looking for that red to replicate that inexpensive great tasting daily wine I found in Italy. I did find it.

It is Gallo Hearty Burgundy. Big bottle, about $6.00 (six). And, it's great to cook with. The whites, Char and Sav Blanc, are great to cook with as well.

Re-Introducing Soubise: The Classic Three Ingredient Onion Sauce That Deserves a Comeback

I'm always looking for a new sauce. This one is new to me.
Thank you for the recipe.
It will go well over potatoes as well.

Our Vegan Month Progress, Week 4: Temptation, Cheating, and What We've Learned

Tofu is a "processed" food, as a variety of coagulants are used in it's manufacturing, e.g. calcium chloride, calcium sulfate,or magnesium sulfate.
Owcowboy is a bit excitable, but that's ok.
I am 90% vegetarian. I eat animal protein on Easter and Christmas, and I need my grass fed butter, infused with shallots, parsley, and dill on my steamed golden potatoes. Olive oil doesn't make the cut on steamed potatoes.

I also stray a few other times of the year.

Our Vegan Month Progress, Week 4: Temptation, Cheating, and What We've Learned

It is always easy to comment on vegan, vegetarianism, carnivourism, etc. where there is abundance. Alaskan natives of yesteryear could not plant vegs, so they ate seal, and whale. The people of the eastern european steppes had plenty of whole wheat and other fresh vegs, so the one cow they had was kept for milk. In Finland, elk was it, and some moss and grasses. Today, when starvation hits an area, the thought isn't should I eat this, but it's how fast can I eat this.

Now, ships and trucks bring vegs to many of the prior veg. free places. At a higher price of course.

Our Vegan Month Progress, Week 4: Temptation, Cheating, and What We've Learned

I was a vegan for a long while. I could have remained one if I had a full time chef/cook. Cooking vegan is a pain. Even eating out as a vegan is a pain.

How to Make Chinese Steamed Whole Fish for Your Lunar New Year Feast

My original point/question was that in the above article you wrote, you never mention HOW to steam the fish. I, and maybe others like me, have never steamed a whole fish. By looking at your pictures, I was trying to figure it out.

Where to Buy Amazing Tea Online

I want to mention that I also buy and drink Typhoo tea. It is also very popular in the UK.
Their new one, Typhoo Gold, is very good as well. I mention this one particular one and the previously mentioned PG Tips for those of us who are inclined to be finacially challeged at times. Typhoo is better than PG if I had to choose one.

Pump up the Party With Cheesy Poutine Poppers

@LeSavage- You may be right as to the origin, but I've had it in many places in Toronto, and even in Winnipeg. All were good.

Japanese Miso-Glazed Eggplant (Nasu no Dengaku)

@Silicon: Kenji brought it inside to do a broil finish.

Pump up the Party With Cheesy Poutine Poppers

@eRicou: Your right, we all forgot Quebec is not part of Canada.

Chinese Steamed Whole Fish With Fermented Black Beans and Garlic

From your pictures, I finally deduced how to "set up the steamer":
Get a wok, place one inch of water in wok, place small wire grill in wok above the water, place plate with scallions and fish on top of grill, cover wok, turn on the heat, steam, check for water retention if needed.

How to Make Chinese Steamed Whole Fish for Your Lunar New Year Feast

From your pictures, I finally deduced how to "set up the steamer":
Get a wok, place one inch of water in wok, place small wire grill in wok above the water, place plate with scallions and fish on top of grill, cover wok, turn on the heat, steam, check for water retention if needed.

Very Thin Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Finally, a recipe I can make.

Why You Shouldn't Dine Out on Valentine's Day

Sorry, I meant @akay1, What does food poisoning have to do with Valentine's Day or a heavy dinner?

The Best Roast Pork Sandwiches in Philadelphia

I'm still stuck on the first sentence. How can you eat 50 burgers and sandwiches in 60 hours? Not possible. That's about one every hour. Unless you just took one bite of each.

New Best Pizza in Los Angeles

I now have had the best ny style cheese slice in Los Angeles.I been to most places in LA and this is the best. 9th Street Pizza, in downtown LA, near the fabric district. Great crust,and taste.Just like getting off the subway at Penn Station and getting a slice at the various pizzarias.
Also, Pizzarito, in Marina Del Rey, is a close second.

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