Dana Bach

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A Tour of Aji Ichiban, an Asian Snack Paradise in New York

Slight corrections:
43 is ramen noodles spiced to be eaten raw
44 is dorayaki, a very traditional japanese sweet. Not burger related in the least

Get Cracking With the Nutcracker From Drosselmeyer

@Bill Woods: Is that a Nutcracker reference? Because that is awesome.

5 Facts About Nondairy Milk and Coffee

Coconut milk is my new favorite. However, I'm learning to like my coffee black and sweet.

How to Trick out Pavlova, the Easiest, Classiest Fruit Dessert for a Crowd

I'm allergic to milk, do you think the coconut milk whipped cream would work in place?

Open Thread: What's Your Preferred Pop-Tart?

@ElsaMac: Totally with you on the unfrosted, but blueberry for me. I find the frosting so toothachingly sweet, I try to avoid it when I can. Actually, I avoid poptarts as much as I can, but sometimes, nostalgic cravings win over.

Celebrate Ham Independence, Win La Quercia Pork!

Country ham wrapped gulf shrimp! Fresh off the boats here in Destin!

Applesauce in Pork Brine

Yeah, I guess I do mean marinade. I just call any salt heavy solution brine. Inaccurate, I know.
So yeah, I do mean marinade.

Taste Test: We Try Four Frozen Vegan "Cheeze" Pizzas

Was there no vegans in the office who could taste for you? I understand you're doing your best, but as someone who has never had a real cheese pizza, due to a lifelong milk allergy, I'm a little frustrated. You should have sent me the pizzas and I could have done a more impartial review.

Poll: Vegan Pizza, Way or No Way?

Red Brick Pizza and Mellow Mushroom both carry the Daiya cheese alternative, which are damn good if I do say so myself. Yes, I'm allergic to milk, so I really have no frame of reference, but I do know that some of the cheese alternatives are really nasty. The daiya in particular has a really good flavor, and it melts and stretches like real cheese. If I'm not going to either of those places, then I usually order a pizza pretty heavy with toppings to make up for the lack of cheese. I'm starting to get spoiled with the Daiya though!

Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

This isn't fair, I'm trying to lose weight! o.O

Reality Check: We Try Burger King's Four New Burgers

A lot of BK's had veggie burgers already. When I was working there a couple years ago in Colorado, we had them on the menu. All the time. I don't know if it was regional.
Anyone try the loaded tots yet?

What is the most expensive/least used tool in your kitchen?

My waffle iron. I got it with gift cards for Christmas, and used it a ton when we first got it. sits in a cabinet.
I would say my blender, but I'm not using it right now because the movers broke the carafe, so I need to get a new one.
Yeah, most of the knives I got in the knife block from our wedding presents don't get used either. My husband keeps joking that for our anniversary he's going to get me a great chef's knife from a restaurant supply because I complain about the crappy dull knives.

First Look: Tiberio Custom Meats Butcher's Table

Thanks, now I need to wipe the drool off my keyboard...

Konapun Pizza Video: Watch Adults Make Tiny Inedible Pizzas For No Apparent Reason

I'm addicted to watching these videos when I can't sleep. I think the candy versions that you can eat are much more entertaining. But Konapun is just so weird...the way you can make things look like they're frying. I can't even imagine how much the whole set up that rrcherrypie has costs.
I guess it's the Japanese version of playdough?

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes

@ scalfin
Cocoa butter is so expensive! And it doesn't melt like butter at all. It won't provide the texture that the butter will.

Snapshots From Hong Kong: Red Bean Pie from McDonald's

Why can't McDonalds in the states go back to this. It's not like the baked pies are any healthier, and I'd pay more for a fried pie than a baked one.

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes

I'm allergic to milk, and earth balance seems to work fairly well in place of butter. No it won't have exactly the same flavor, but it won't matter if you're using good chocolate. Also be very sure that the chocolate is dairy free, I can't tell you how many times I look at the back of "dark" chocolate and find milk solids, butter oil, or whey.
Personally, I wouldn't use coconut oil, I don't know how it would react.

Guava Bars

How would one without a food processor go about making the topping? Could you just rough chop the oats and then mix with a pastry blender?

12 of Our Favorite Food Movies

Jiro is amazing. Making it to his restaurant is now on my "when I win the lottery" list. I don't know that I've ever enjoyed watching a documentary more!

Licorice: Where to buy and what kind to get?

Obviously stay away from Twizzlers...
But seriously, I'd try more natural/organic brands. I seem to remember Panda having that type of licorice. I personally prefer the sweet kind, more like allsorts or haribo licorice.
Allsorts might be an option too...

If you had to eat one nationality...

Japanese without a doubt. I could live off sushi, sukiyaki, yakitori, tempura, edamame, ramen and udon for the rest of my life happily!

How to Make Vegan Creamy Fingerling Potato Salad

I did something similar with a bag of red yellow and blue fingerlings for a pot luck. Everyone was raving about how good the salad was. I know what you mean about not wanting to overwhelm the flavor of the potatoes themselves!

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Macaroons

Any way to make these without the food processor? I'm without a blender at the moment as well...

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Win This Prime Rib

Egg in toast cut in the shape of a heart that my husband makes for me. It's about the only thing he cooks.


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