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To bad that you have to imply a sexual perverted act, harming an animal, and acting just plain stupid, in order to get a rise from us.

Perfect Boiled Eggs

What I do is place say five eggs in a pan with tap water. Place on burner. Turn burner on to high. Once the the water with eggs start to boil, boil for only one minute. Shut off heat, let pan remain on the hot burner. After 10 minutes, eggs are hard, but more important, the yolk is a nice yellow color, with no greenish/dark gold tinge around the yolk. The taste is better, and looks good, especially for deviled eggs.

Why Good Cheese Doesn't Come Cheap: The Sneaky Multipliers of Cheesemaking

I do buy "expensive" cheese very often.
But I do have a guilty pleasure. When no one at the market is looking, I grab and pay for the Kraft Singles American Cheese, each slice wrapped individually. I know, I know...

INGREDIENTS: CHEDDAR CHEESE (MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES), WHEY, WATER, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, MILK, SODIUM CITRATE, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, MILKFAT, GELATIN, SALT, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, LACTIC ACID, SORBIC ACID AS A PRESERVATIVE, ANNATTO AND PAPRIKA EXTRACT (COLOR), ENZYMES, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, CHEESE CULTURE, VITAMIN D3

Tips and Tricks for the Best Scrambled Eggs, Your Way

As of about 5 years ago, I can only eat an egg if it is hard boiled.
Very good article.

Better-Than-Cream-Soda Rhubarb Cocktail

You really have to love or like somebody a lot to make this.

How to Clean and Cook Morel Mushrooms

Growing up in Long Island, and when we were about 10 and older, my sister and I would go out to visit our dear first cousin and her house in the woods New Jersey where they lived on 5 acres. In the spring and summer we would find and pick morels and other mushrooms. But the morels were everywhere, and after they were cooked,you ate as much as you wanted.

While we were picking morels, she (then being 28 and married)said these mushrooms are good, these are very dangerous. I learned a lot about mushrooms during those years.

I also learned alot about wine, as her husband "imported" grapes from California and made about 250 gallons of wine a year. Our family participated, and brought home about 50 gallons a year. He still makes his wine, being 75, and I still think it's the best wine I've ever tasted.

A 5-Stop Eating Tour of LA's San Gabriel Valley for Under $40

I've been to Bahn Mi My Tho several times. And the bahn mi you mentioned
is number 8 on their menu and is listed as:
Grilled Pork, with green onions and crushed peanuts.

The Food Lab: How to Make a Chick-Fil-A Sandwich at Home

Because of this article, I have been buying a Chick-Fil-A sandwich one a week since August 1, 2012.

18 Recipes to Celebrate Rhubarb

Although sunchokes are my favorite vegetable, rhubarb is my wife's. She is going to love these receipes. Thanks.

Where to Eat in Taipei in the Time it Takes to Wait on Line at Din Tai Fung

@Max I'm one of the few as well who almost never waits on lines, especially for restaurants. Fifteen minute maximum for restaurants. I'm not that needy.
The local Din Tai Fungs are very busy on weekends, and take no reservations. When I do go, I go for mostly for lunch.

Where to Eat in Taipei in the Time it Takes to Wait on Line at Din Tai Fung

I've been to all three Din Tai Fung restaurants near me, two in Arcadia, and one in Glendale, CA. All very good.

Why Good Cheese Doesn't Come Cheap: The Sneaky Multipliers of Cheesemaking

Food for the masses, 320 million of us, such as cheese, milk,corn, meats, wheat, etc, must have a subsidy in the US because if not, the masses would have to pay triple the current cost for the staple foods. Most farms would then be closed because most people could not afford to pay the real price of food. Just like the contents of a six pack of soda costs 5 cents, it's the transportation costs,the various insurance premiums, labor, storage, and some profit, that goes into the $2 per six pack cost to the consumer.

If any foreign country wants to subsides their own products, especially to hold up tradition, that's their decision; once we establish a tradition, maybe the same will occur here.

Hormones are not used in chicken and can only be used for beef cattle, not cattle used for dairy, like milk, cheese, etc.

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Sunchokes?

I have been eating sunchokes, aka Jerusalem Artichokes, all my life, and I have never had the above "health" issues. Nor has our family and friends.

This is my favorite vegetable, bar none. But it is usually seasonal. Eaten raw, peeled or slightly peeled, they are great sliced in a salad. If sauteed, steamed or boiled, they are great as well.

I sometimes make the following salad, all ingredients are raw and thinly sliced. Sunchokes, jicama, and kohlrabi, topped with a vinaigrette dressing.

Thanks for the interesting article.

Meet the Cheese-Crisp Taco: A Cheese Crisp-and-Tortilla Fusion That Will Change Your Tacos Forever

This is what happens when we are no longer working in the coal mines, and have to much time on our hands.

Philly Cheesesteak, Meet Dumpling: Introducing the Cheesesteak Pierogi

@jori- First comment above was meant for a different story.

Turn Your Side Dish Into a Main Event With These Spiced Skillet Potatoes

Morgan, Morgan, Morgan- My wife, who is very trim, and I, trim, eat a bag full of Costco bought Yukon Gold about every 10 days, 15 lbs.

Very good article. I usually use an avocado based sauce with a lot of dill, and cilantro in the sauce. But at times I will splurge, and your recipe will be next.

Do Wheat-Enriched Corn Tortillas Bring Us the Best of Both Worlds?

What's good about La Tortilla Organic Corn is the very limited ingredients ( INGREDIENTS: WATER, STONEGROUND ORGANIC YELLOW CORN MASA FLOUR, ORGANIC GUAR GUM, LIME). But,as we go through about 20 medium size tortillas a week ( several taco days-with homemade tomatillo sauce, etc.), we are lucky to have a Vallarta Mexican Market within reasonable driving distance. They make fresh corn or wheat tortillas every day with limited ingredients. $3.00 for about 50. I'll will ask them if they ever thought about combining the two.
We normally buy the corn, and after about 2 days place in fridge. Then to use, I nuke 2 at a time for 32 seconds making them very pliable. If I want to get fancy, they go on a nonstick pan on high heat for 30 seconds or so, flip as needed. And - if I'm in a pizza state of mind, said tortillas are covered with a spoon of jarred tomato sauce, mozz, oregano, evoo, and pan toasted, covered.

Why You Should Visit Singapore's Little India Now

For those of you in Rio Linda, skus means stock keeping units, used in inventory management.

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Sumac?

Za'atar-
1/4 cup sumac
2 tablespoons thyme
1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoons marjoram
2 tablespoons oregano
1 teaspoon coarse salt

Crush in a mortar. Rub on poultry, sprinkle on vegs, swert potatoes, and popcorn.

Rub on almost anything

Why You Should Visit Singapore's Little India Now

At least one recipe would have been nice.

The Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs

Well, now I know it is the light reflection. Whew!

I usually take a salad to the office made with my own 14 ingredient salad dressing. For the salad, my wife and I wash the cilantro and spinach in a very light vinegar water solution. Then we separate the leaves and stem from both then dry the leaves between a clean dish towel. Once DRY, we place them in tight fitting plastic containers.

Most mornings I pick and choose from about eight-ten containers to make my salad for the day. The cilantro and spinach can STAY FRESH FOR 10-12 DAYS while in said containers. At least it does for us.

Piquillo Peppers Stuffed With Tuna and Allioli: Proof That Canned Foods Can Be Delicious

When I was in my Spanish phase ( I still am in many ways), I shopped at LA ESPAÑOLA MEATS, INC. HARBOR CITY, CALIFORNIA 90710, TEL:(310) 539-0455 ( near L.A.). The do carry Albo canned tuna.
https://laespanolameats.com

Piquillo Peppers Stuffed With Tuna and Allioli: Proof That Canned Foods Can Be Delicious

When I was in my Spanish phase ( I still am in many ways), I shopped at LA ESPAÑOLA MEATS, INC. HARBOR CITY, CALIFORNIA 90710, TEL:(310) 539-0455 ( near L.A.). The do carry Albo canned tuna.

Piquillo Peppers Stuffed With Tuna and Allioli: Proof That Canned Foods Can Be Delicious

Trader Joes used to carry the best jarred Piquillo Peppers. They discontinued the product about 3 years ago. Why?, couldn't get them anymore. Everyone has their favorites at Trader's. My shopping there is limited. Sardines in water, raw almonds, pumpkin ice cream during the fall, and the now defunct Piquillo Peppers.

The Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs

What the heck is that white stuff in the colander? Echh!

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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