A Civil Engineer by day, but a passionate amateur cook and generally food obsessed nerd by night.

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The Secrets to Making the Best Shrimp Cocktail

I'm a pretty big microwave fan. No need for all these crazy steps!

Order a Sloppy Joe in Jersey and You Won't Find Ground Beef

One thing not mentioned here is the cost. My wife grew up around these. I, being from NY state, only learned about them recently when we moved to Maplewood. I've ordered that exact sandwich from Towne Deli in South Orange. The verdict? Great. The cost? Silly. I think they run $23 for a "full" size.

How to Clean and Cook Morel Mushrooms

I think that's probably just how Daniel likes them. Makes since to me!

Curried Singapore Noodles: Probably Not From Singapore, Still Delicious

I don't know if there's anything better in the world to pair Sriracha with. one of my favorite dishes.

How to Make Meatball Pizza

Could chicken fried meatballs be next?

The Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia

There will always be a soft, tender spot in my heart for the lowly chicken cheesesteak, with white american and ketchup. I couldn't have made it through 4 years at Villanova otherwise.

The Le Creuset Wooden Scraping Spoon is My New Favorite Spoon


Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered myself a Spankette!

Cook This Now: Deep Fried Avocado Tacos

Dude, this bro is such a Cali-bro, now, bro.

Win a Copy of 'Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food'

A nice hot bowl of beef chili the way my Mom used to make it. That included a few lengths of spaghetti and diced tomatoes right out of the can. Sophisticated? Hardly. Delicious? Undoubtedly.

Super Simple Friday Night Meatballs

You can skip the microwave step and taste the raw mixture for seasoning and/or fun. I've been doing it since I was a kid. :)

The Best Ice Cream, Gelato, and Soft Serve in NYC

I'm sure everyone's making lots of money, but the last thing I come to SE for is to read about new reality shows starring "The Situation".

Feels cheap.

Giveaway: Win a Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer

Very simple answer - MEAT!

Oh, and blue, please.

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Soy Sauce?

I feel like this is a good time to remind everyone to NEVER drink a pint of it, NEVER.

Taste Test: The Best Fast Food Chicken Nuggets

That was pointed out only four comments above your own.

Hot Dog Taste Test: Chicago's Vienna Beef vs. New York's Sabrett

You know, I just tried those Thumann dogs and I have to tell you, I wouldn't get them again. Didn't love 'em, at all. This just confirmed to me that I'm a Sabrett guy, through and through.

A Beginner's Guide to Onions

I would encourage everyone to use the British pronunciation of 'shu-LOTS' while reading this article. It's waaaay more fun.

The Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

People, Villanova is a university. I went there! I didn't see a single pizza!

The Food Lab Turbo: How to Make The Best Egg Salad

I think there's another discussion here concerning the bread chosen and resulting stability of the sandwich. For example, what percentage of the egg salad ends up on the plate? White bread does a fine job of holding it all together whereas a nice roll, as above, with a bottom bed of lettuce creates some serious slippage issues. Ever try egg salad on a toasted bagel? Literally impossible to eat.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Italian Ingredients on Arthur Avenue

@Chris E. Crowley

Agreed, and that's a great way of putting it. Westchester is a bit of a strange place in that most people associate with the city rather than "upstate". Also, they say "on a wedge".

Great guide.

Kenji's NYC Bucket List: What I'll Miss Most

Peeps, Kenji has stated that he's not leaving SE, just NYC for SF. See?

Fun read, Kenji. Best of luck with the move!

Cheezeborger, Cheezeborger, Cheezeborger: What's the Best Burger at the Billy Goat?

Honestly? They all look pretty dry and boring. Maybe after a few bourbons...


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