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Seared Skirt Steak With Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Polenta

Made this last night for three people. It was incredible. I used a flat iron steak (just under 1 lb)and left out the chilies (too spicey for the wife). Will def be making this again! Thanks Kenji.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

If not serving at Tgiving, whats another good dish to serve these with?

Looking to rent a Pig Roasting Box in NJ- Monmouth County

I figured id update everyone bc im sure everyone is curious to know what i ended up doing. Anyway, I purchased a slightly used la caja china #2 box for $250.00. I love it!

Looking to rent a Pig Roasting Box in NJ- Monmouth County

Thanks cspirou. Thats not a bad idea. I havent heard anything for renting, but some people may be selling.

Quinoa - The super food

I enjoy saying Keen-wah

Quinoa - The super food

@becka k-s. Thank you!

Get To Know Us: Sarah Buchanan, Serious Eats Intern

Welcome. Great blog. I want to do Bikram yoga.

Super Bowl Giveaway: 10-Pound Box of Pat LaFrieda Sliders

Going go to my brothers annual party. Making a guacamole football field! Go Giants!

The Worst Thing I Ever Found in My Food

I once found a piece of hard blue plastic baked WITHIN a cheez-it. I grabbed a handful and was about to eat it until the off color caught my eye. I could have choked!

Tribeca: City Hall, Home of Pat LaFrieda's First Custom Burger Blend

I had the luxury of enjoying this burger about 6 months ago and it was delicious. Chef Henry personally whipped one up for me. I went home raving about it and I was shocked to never see it mentioned as one of the best in NYC on any of the lists. Thank you for writing about it. Hopefully it gets the recognition it deserves.

Eggplant caponata

Hello everyone. Our garden is flourishing with eggplant and we are tired of the same ol eggplant parm SO we decided to whip up a nice eggplant caponata last night. We now have enough to feed an army. Ive only ever had eggplant caponata as an appetizer type dish, what else can I do with it?

Top 20 Restaurants in the US - Have you been or plan on it?

This link, popped up on Yahoo's homepage this morning breaking down in their opinion the top 20 restaurants in the US. Has anyone been to any of these? Id like to hear a real review, not a professional review. Also, of this list, which would be your top three to go to? Here is my list (in no order):

1) Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
2) French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.
3) Cochon, New Orleans


Quinoa - The super food

Finally got around to trying quinoa last night. The wife and I have been talking about it for about 2 years now and for some reason we always forgot to buy/eat it. Anyway, it was delicious. Cooked it in a rice cooker with chicken broth and fresh basil. One thing is killing the heck do you say it? We check all over and its tough to figure out. All our friends/family say it different. Is it 'Keen-wa', 'quinn-o-a', 'queen-o-a' or something completely different? Please help.

Pots, Pans, knives etc...

Every serious home cook I know takes pride in their all their cookware whether it be the pots, pans, knives, cutting boards, etc. I have always heard All-Clad is the best for pots/pans, henckels and cutco and such for knives and so on and so forth. Anyway...i was watching Anthony Bourdain's new show "The Layover" when he went to a chef supply store and basically said the cheap pots/pans, knives, and other stuff from those type stores are just as good to cook with at home. Does anyone have experience with these cheaper chef supply store type cookware items? I have never worked in a restaurant, but I would assume that chefs who are working at these high end establishments are not using All Clad or anything like that to cook with. Thoughts?


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