Isn't addicting on the list of banned words? Because its on pic 9.
9 hour BBQ pulled pork with homemade BBQ sauce... in the smoker for Christmas Eve tonight!
It's going to take me quite some time to get that photo out of my head!
I live in New Zealand so it will probably be a fair few weeks till I get mine!
You should check out Heston Blumenthals "perfect" chicken tikka masala in his 'Further Adventures in Search of Perfection'. Maybe it would a bit better than the other recipe you've tried from that book....
Sooooo.... much... opportunity.... for SPAM related comments..... must resist....
Sorry, I don't think Hormel makes a raw, gluten free version of SPAM.
I read somewhere that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is only eating meat he has killed himself for a whole year as a 'personal challenge'...
Ah woops didn't see that the OP included those Tweets, sorry.
Some more recent gems from Chang:
"@crowdingthepan i see but, @seriouseats essentially attacks on one of my kids, he knows how pricing runs in restaurants, he knows better."
"would love to see list of sponsors that have paid @seriouseats, lots of smiles to your face and knives in your back. watch ur back chefs"
"funny all this time @seriouseats wants @momofuku @momomilkbar to contribute to their sandwich & cookie hall of fame party this summer...no"
He's such a little kid....
An Altoids tin grill.. only uses one piece of charcoal at a time!
Anyway, some of your problem might be that the salt is drawing some liquid out and poaching instead of sous-videing it, which draws stuff out of the meat and into the liquid, like making a stock, and turns the meat grey. You could try either salting them around a day before cooking and then patting them dry or salting them after the sous-vide cooking.
Dave Arnold of Cooking Issues has a great primer on sous-vide/low-temperature cooking here.
He also does a second installment on low-temperature cooking without a vacuum that can be found here. Maybe that could solve some of your problems.
I think however your sourdough starter tastes will depend on your local microbes and those already present on the yeast. If you want a specific tasting starter, it would probably be best to buy a already cultivated one.
Creme brulee - Eggs, cream, sugar and maybe vanilla or any other flavourings. Seems like eggs, dairy and sugar is a magic combination!
Sourdough bread is about as few ingredients as it gets: flour, water and salt.
There are two types of lactobacillus culture: thermophilic (in yoghurt) and mesophilic (buttermilk). Thermophilic bacteria are most comfortable at high temperatures (hence the insulated and heated yoghurt makers), while mesophilic at lower or room temperatures. Since you'll most likely be storing your starter at room temperature, I'd say use buttermilk for it.
You could probably even use a culture for a cheese, maybe look for a particularly floral/sweet cheese to get a floral/sweet starter. I'm taking a stab in the dark here but maybe a culture for a really sweet. nutty, buttery Gouda or something would work nicely. Gouda uses mesophilic bacteria, I think the type of culture you'd use is called Mesophilic-M. Good luck!
I think Serious Eats is a perfect example of the balance that we should all have between the 'haute' and the 'not' - everything from homemade ricotta to fast food hamburgers! Its something really special to be part of a community like this, where we can communicate with and get knowledge from people of every ethnicity, background and walk of life.
As Meat guy pointed out, there's more to life than good taste. A while ago, Kenji did an article on Roast Beef Po' Boys. He poured all his chef training into the sandwich and compared it to the original. He was quite surprised when his version won. But he wrote a fantastic little piece and the end of the article, which I've got here:
I think the answer all comes down to the fact that when it comes to food, "perfection" is as much about context as it is about technique. To be honest, if Tracey's were to change their sandwich and start serving this tweaked-out version, I probably wouldn't be as happy with it. There's something about sitting at the hightop bar table with the doors wide open and the Saints game playing in the background that begs for the simpler flavors of Gravy Master and garlic powder, just as there are times when nothing tastes better than a cheap frozen pre-made dumpling, bowl of neon-orange mac & cheez, or even a fast-food hamburger.
In the end, what this testing really showed was that yes, better technique will yield what in a vacuum can be considered to be better end results, but more importantly, that there is a dimension to food beyond flavor. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge... No wait a minute. That's the twilight zone. Never mind.
What I mean to say is, food tastes good, and the thing that makes it taste good isn't necessarily just that it tastes good.
PS: Here's the original article
1. Tupper Cooks
2. dbcurrie (does she qualify, being an SE contributor?)
4. dmcavanagh (I want his pizza!)
Some people tear off a piece, put it on a plate and microwave on high for a little while and then taste that.
It turns the outside of the steak a bit of a depressing grey colour, it does the same to chicken and pork but we don't notice it because of the already pale colour of those meats.
I baked this amazing bread from the Fresh Loaf twice last week, it uses wheat germ, some wholewheat flour and bulghur wheat. The intense wholewheat flavour is fantastic and I bet it would be great as pizza dough. I found that it needed a little more water though:
They're pitted morello cherries, not in juice (just a sugar/acid/water mix). Thanks!
Yes! Runny egg yolk is the perfect sauce for the steak you have sitting underneath the egg....
I must say, the two recipes from this book are two of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Completely unpretentious and not at all restauranty-fancy, they look like artworks!
... then you deepfry it.... :P
Though in his Sous Vide Supreme review Kenji had some trouble with the slow cooked egg - he thought maybe it had got stuck in a hot spot in the machine. Maybe its a problem if the egg is touching the walls or floor of the machine?