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Bagelnomics: The Curious Pricing of New York's Bagel With Cream Cheese

@theocean- One thing I can say for you, you have class not to say/spell out bull----. Max can learn a lesson from that.

9 Lesser-Known IPAs You Should Be Drinking

English IPAs or American IPAs are both noted for their intensified bitterness. They are not traditional ales nor lagers, nor are they stouts or porters.
IPAs started in England (GB) for use in India.
If you don't like or care to pair up foods and drink then don't. I however, would not drink a cab with a spicy burrito or chicken tikka masala( it would ruin the taste of both) but I would drink a sweet leaning riesling with that burrito or chicken . Same goes for beer. A Pabst, an Alaskan Ale or a Bud lager would go poorly with the spicy chicken or burrito. But an IPA would go perfectly.

9 Lesser-Known IPAs You Should Be Drinking

IPA beer started when Great Britian controled India in the 1800s and needed a beer to compete with/match up with the spicy foods of India.They created the India Pale Ale, a bitter beer that goes well with spicy foods. That's when I only drink IPAs, to go with spicy foods. It is way too bitter to drink on its own, or with a burger.
It has become "popular" because it is being pushed on younger drinkers who think IPA's are the end all. It is not, far from it.

Win a Copy of 'Paris Pastry Club'

Homemade strawberry sorbet, topped with
thinly sliced fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Win a Copy of 'The Meat Hook Meat Book'

The Food Lab Redux: How to Make Orange and Sesame Chicken at Home

Kenji, I read your very good article on the process of making stretched noodles. My question is what would we buy here, USA, Los Angeles, in a market, that would come closest to the stretched noodles taste and texture.

Thanks, have fun!

Why You Should Stop Boiling Your Oatmeal and Start Baking It

Wow, what a great story and comments. I usually eat oatmeal 6 days a week for breakfast. Sunday's- no. I'm a water, whole oats, 5 minute boil, 2 minutes rest person. Adding whatever I want to it from a bit of kerrygold butter, to hemp seeds, blueberries, brown sugar, almonds, walnuts,sometimes a tsp of cream, sometimes a bit of milk, raisins, cyprus flake salt, maple syrup, prunes, apple, and or cocoa bits.

I really like @lhg thoughts of the in the fridge procedure, that I will try. Also, @Josh's steamed oats is interesting, but one must be careful when removing the steamer to pour out some extremely hot water out of the pot!

I will also try Yvonne Ruperti's baked version. I'll initially make it without the egg and milk and see how it goes. I'll use water instead of milk. However, the 30 minute bake will be reserved for a none go to work morning.

10 Must-Try Piscos

During my travels, I tried a variety of pisco drinks, resulting in me making pisco sours at home at least 3 times a month. The addition of the egg whites is always a hit with guests and it's fun making them. I use Campo De Encanto Pisco.

A Guide to Tofu Types and What to Do With Them

My favorite place to buy tofu in Los Angeles is here www.vinhloitofu.com .
Kevin makes it fresh every day. And his restaurant is awesome as well.

A Guide to Tofu Types and What to Do With Them

My favorite place to buy tofu in Los Angeles is here vinhloitofu.com .
Kevin makes it fresh every day. And his restaurant is awesome as well.

Where Do Cocktail Prices Come From?

First, I have asked several average income 30 and under why they are willing to pay $20-25 for lunch or $15 for a cocktail? They say, that's what we grew up with.

Forgetting rent, cost, salaries, etc., I feel most restaurant/bar alcohol is way over priced. If they can get it they will charge for it.

Second, Many people, including restaurant/bar owners, want to live very high on the hog. Therefore, they must charge as much as the traffic will bear.

Third, If a place is highly decorated and provacative, and attracts people you want to meet and be with, it is the price of admission. XS in Vegas or Millie's in Bakersfield,CA?

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best French Press Coffee at Home

Zepper- the fine grinds of an espresso grind will leave a bunch of grinds in your cup.
LesterN-great tips, I going to try the sieve; even though it is another step in the process.
My advise-after a 5-6 minute steep- plung very slowly-take 30 seconds. It keeps more grinds out of the cup.
And after you pour all the coffee into cups or a carafe, boil more water and pour into french press over the grinds again, wait 6-7 minutes, stirring of course from time to time. You will have a nice light coffee for ice or regular coffee( especially when using expensive beans). Then after I pour out this second steep, I then I pour into the french press regular warmer water, wait and steep as long as you like, then I pour the whole batch including the grinds onto various veg. plants I grow outdoors, such as chile peppers ( or even indoor plants). I do suggest that you not take the glass press outside to water the plants. Transfer into a nonbreakable container.

Kale Caesar Salad

Number 4. above says add wilted kale.

In the main story you say "Another great thing about it is that the kale won't really wilt, even after many, many hours, so this is a great dish for potlucks and parties: make it in advance and it'll be just as delicious when it's time to serve."
Do we wait for the kale to wilt before adding it?

How to Toss Food in a Skillet

Dan, what a great world it would be if we can get away with taking back what we said with no consequences. Just say you were wrong.

The Best Sweet Use for Your Smoker? Smoked Ice Cream

And for cold smoking I bought this 18 inch tube( they have smaller, and the wood pellets.
amazenproducts.com

Michael's Pizzeria in Long Beach, CA and the Problem With Lists

Any place that has classic ny style pizza. As Mozza and CPK are not ny style, they are the same to me. TO ME they are both irrelevant. Also,I think Mossa 's crust is terrible.

Michael's Pizzeria in Long Beach, CA and the Problem With Lists

Maven, I mean that to me Mozza and CPK are the same.
If I had a choose between Di Farra ( and places like it) and Mozza,
Mozza loses big time. Choose between Mozza and CPK?
As they are both not Di Farra types, I'll go
with Mozza because of the quality toppings.

The Best Sweet Use for Your Smoker? Smoked Ice Cream

The Best Sweet Use for Your Smoker? Smoked Ice Cream

I have Poly Sci's Smoking Gun,

https://www.cuisinetechnology.com/the-smoking-gun.php.

Hand held,it works well with smoking cream, drinks, food, for shorter periods of time. The fuel are various woods in sawdust form.

Why Beer Costs What It Does

First, I have asked several average income 30 and under why they are willing to pay $20-25 for lunch? They say, that's what we grew up with.

Forgetting rent, cost, salaries, etc., I feel most restaurant/bar alcohol is way over priced. If they can get it (see my first sentence) they will charge for it.

Second, Many people, including restaurant/bar owners, what to live very high on the hog. Therefore, they must charge as much as the traffic will bear.

Bagelnomics: The Curious Pricing of New York's Bagel With Cream Cheese

To schmear or not to schmear, that is the question.
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageously priced cream cheese,
Or to take Arms against the bagel shops,
And by opposing end them? To eat or buy No more;
and by eat, to say we eat and schmear at home?

How to Toss Food in a Skillet

Where are my paper towels?

Family Coming to LA? Take Them to These Restaurants

Boy, have you got it wrong, unless these parents live in the upper east side of NYC.
My selections for visiting parents are:
Gladstones in Malibu, The Cafe at the Getty Center in Malibu, Neptune's Net Malibu, The Penthouse in Santa Monica, Watergrill in Santa Monica, NBC Seafood Restaurant in Monterey Park (best dim sum),Yamashiro in Hollywood, Gyoro-Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise in Encino, and El Cholo in Santa Monica or LA for Mexican.
These places are fun, have great views, and good food.
Yep, nothing like parents from Indiana or Georgia and going to "Fickle".

The Best Drinks We Drank in June

Raw milk, the only way I drink it.

7 Frozen Treats We're Loving This Summer in LA

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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