Why You Should Use a Scale to Brew Coffee

You know, put your grams and liters where the sun does not shine. We are in America, USA. I want only ozs, cups, quarts. Let those other people convert to that other useless measurement.

That being said, your article is very very confusing."That is to say, if I wanted a 10-ounce mug of coffee, I'd use 280 grams of water to do the brewing".What are you talking about? Does 10oz mug equal 280grams of water? I don't know, and us Americans don't know.
Do you really think that all Slice readers of this article will go out and buy a measuring scale. That's one million scales!

Slow-Cooker Spiced Sweet Potato and Carrot Mash

What a waste of time. Instead, peel and chop about 3-4 lbs of sweet potatoes. To a large pot, add 2TBS of heavy cream, 5 TBS of unsalted butter, 2 TBS of brown sugar, and a pinch of salt. Heat pot with the ingrediants, put in chopped sweet potatoes, mix well, cook on med-low heat for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mash as you like. Perfect. Really perfect.

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Brining Chicken or Turkey

I'll be polite. What Lopez-Alt said about Chef Keller is funniest thing I've read in a long time.

Calvados Omelette From 'Prune'

Great receipe. I do alot of different omelettes, but not this interesting. Saturday morning will be the cook day for this Calvados omelette.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Tales From Opening Day

Why I don't go to openings is because of your statements like this:
"By 6, every seat at our 44-foot-long bar was filled, every banquette space was taken, and our 3,000 square foot outdoor beer garden was packed to capacity. The line for food started to get long. I manned the meat carving station, showing my new crew exactly how I wanted meats cut, seasoned, and served." Go_ forbid you would show your crew things BEFORE AN OPENING. Thats too logical!

Turn Your Pasta Into Ramen With Baking Soda

Don't believe everthing you read in a Japanese blog or any blog for that matter. For a moment, I thought I was reading the Onion.

How to Make Aguachile: The Chili-Spiked Mexican Ceviche

The "minimal" curing time with lime juice can and should be extended-5 minutes or more- if you don't want a sashimi taste or for health reasons.

I use frozen shrimp all the time, little difference.
@ph- maybe it's a cuke avocado.

How to Make Aguachile: The Chili-Spiked Mexican Ceviche

It does not have to be sashimi raw when you eat it. Waiting for 3-5 minutes minutes for it to "cook" a bit in the juice is ok as well. Especially if you don't like raw fish for it's taste or for health reasons.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Tomorrow's My Grand Opening

Ty, we all know you will succeed in a great way. When I'm in NY, I will stop in and spend a bunch of money.
All the Best!!!

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Cucurbita maxima

Family Coming to LA? Take Them to These Restaurants

@mgnn: It's only a bummer if your parents live in Santa Barbara or La Jolla. I can just imagine the parents of 285 lbs starting tackel for ULCA visiting from rural Mississippi. The son says "lets go to Baco or Bestia". This will never happen. And never happen for most kids with parents visiting LA, no matter the age of the kid. Especially on their first visit.

Why You Should Refrigerate Tomatoes and Ignore Anyone Who Says Otherwise

And if you can't eat all of the tomatoes you bought, and they are or will become ripe, throw all or some of them into your processor, with some sweet red peppers that have been charred and skin removed, add a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and blend as long as you want. Then cook stove top on low for about 20 minutes or longer.
You will have some very good sauce for pasta or pizza. Store in fridge or freeze.

Why You Should Refrigerate Tomatoes and Ignore Anyone Who Says Otherwise

Just like pears, mangos, or even bananas, once tomatoes are ripe they must be placed in the fridge, or be eaten very soon.
However, the key is in the diffention of what is ripe. Some like bananas green, some like tomatoes hard and not very red!

Forget Competition-Level BBQ Tricks, These Apricot-Glazed Ribs are Easier and Better

It looks like you were using a standard Weber grill. How did you set it up for smoking? Did you have to add more coal or wood after some time?

Fig- and Manchego-Stuffed Chicken Breasts With Port Wine Pan Sauce

I find it helpful to treat raw chicken and turkey like kryptonite. USDA says to serve poultry at 165°F and most chefs agree and remove it at no lower than 160°F allowing for 5°F carryover.

Ask a Cicerone: The Best American Pale Ale

@slantedwindows- Most pale ales, like the ones in the above article, are not IPAs. Generally, the beers most people drink are lagers and ales (& some stouts stouts, porters, etc). IPAs generally use a lot more hops in the process of making beer for extra bitternes, than the usual ale.

Ask a Cicerone: The Best American Pale Ale

The Alaskan Freeride is very good, and I also buy Alaskan Amber.
PS: Remember when you went to a bar, and if you didn't order a Miller Light, or a Bud Light, or a Coors Light, you were frowned on, and you were looked over up and down to see if you were a fatty? Now this was only 10-15 years ago. Things change, or does the popular media change you!

Why Does Absinthe Get Cloudy?

Having some spent time in France, the aperitif of choice was/is Pernod. And water is always added to it -and it turns cloudy as well. Both Pernod and Absinthe contain insoluble anise(Aniseed oil). Anise is also used to flavor the Arab Arak, the Colombian Aguardiente, the other French spirits Anisette, and both Pastis and Anise by Pernod, the Greek Ouzo and Eastern European Mastika, the German Jägermeister, the Italian Sambuca, the Peruvian Anís (liqueur), and the Turkish Raki, all of which exhibit the same property of getting cloudy when adding water.

Manner Matters: Can I Bring My Own Tonic Water?

I can't wait to bring in my one liter bottle of Canada Dry Tonic Water and place it on the bar. XS in Vegas here I come.
But this could also happen- "Is that a liter of Tonic in your pants or are you just happy to see me?"

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.

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

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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!

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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