Laurel Randolph

I love to cook, I love to eat, I love Serious Eats

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  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Favorite foods: crispy burnt cheese, almost all pizza, fresh fruit, peanut butter (not all at once)
  • Last bite on earth: fresh whipped cream

22 Basil Recipes to Use Up Your Summer Bounty

@John Cavan Yum! Sounds simple in a very good way.

18 Grilled Vegetable Recipes for Your Memorial Day Cookout

@BGEPizza ha! Very well said.

The Serious Eats Guide to Food Photography

This is so so so so so so soooo great.

25 Malaysian Dishes You Should Know

This is going to be INVALUABLE to me during my trip. I'm drooling already, thank you Carey. :)

Champagne for Valentine's Day

This is a great resource, Maggie, and your story is SO CUTE. I love bubbly, but I agree that a big reason is the association with celebration. Bubbles = happy.

Ed Levine Celebrates Valentine's Day Eve in New York

This sounds like a day of worthy eating. I'd take the egg and pork sandwich from Maialino for V-day or anyday, sooo goooood

Weird Blog Alert: Bread People

I guess it was just me, but these made me hehe several times. I was highly entertained for a solid 5 minutes (in internet time, that translates to like 5 hours or something).

Meet & Eat: Carly Gilfoil, Serious Eats Intern

Let's go to Shopsin's! I've tried 3 times and they've been closed for a myriad of reasons, but neither of us are allowed to leave NY without eating there. Deal?

The Best Cupcakes in New York City

@semuteh, lemon coconut cream? holy crap i need to eat that.

Dear Krispy Kreme, You Left the Filling Out of Our Cheerwine Kreme Filled Doughnuts

Epic fail! It's not like I had especially high hopes for these, but that was just disappointing.

Strawberry recipies

There are endless strawberry desserts, and all of them delish.

I also love eating fresh strawberries on a spinach salad with goat cheese and a simple vinaigrette. Luckily, strawberry and spinach season overlap!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

porterhouse all the way, baby

Cook the Book: 'Simple Fresh Southern'

I love love love brussel sprouts (but like everyone else, hated them as a kid).

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

I think I have to try the Scalloped Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Gratin, I love every ingredient in that recipe. Can't wait!

Cook the Book: Pumpkin Baking

Pumpkin gingerbread!
But I love practically everything pumpkin-y.

New York City Wine and Food Festival: Ticket Giveaway, 'Breakfast of Champions'

Country ham, soft scrambled egg and cheese buttermilk biscuit sandwich with a bellini. Salty and sweet.

New York City Wine and Food Festival: Ticket Giveaway, 'Pairing Like A Pro'

Plum/Nectarine/Peach pie with crumb topping

I've been eyeing this pie, it looks delicious and relatively easy.

Bacon Wafels for Breakfast, Now Available from the Wafels and Dinges Truck

Gus and Gabriel Gastropub: The Greek Coffee Shop (Diner) of Our Dreams?

This looks amazing. I have to make a rare trip to the UWS for this one.

Cook the Book: 'Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies'

My first pie and pie crust from scratch was actually my biggest triumph. Mostly the crust!

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Pudding in a Mason Jar at Sarabeth's

I wish I could have one these right about... now. Would totally cure my 4:30-wish-the-work-day-was-over blues!

Photos from Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 2009

Thank you for this delicious looking recap. I couldn't make it this weekend, so salivating over these photos makes me feel like I was almost there.

Watty and Meg: Charming American Comfort Food in Cobble Hill, But Just So-So

Nice review, I was wondering what it was like!

The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, Launching Soon in NYC

Whatevs, I am super excited about this.

Infusing Liquors

I have a cocktail birthday party to attend this weekend, and I'm thinking of infusing my own liquor to share. I've only ever made limoncello, but the birthday boy enjoys whiskey, gin, and bourbon. Has anyone done much infusing? Any suggested flavor combos or recipes?

Foods that make you go hurl

So this may not sound like the most pleasant topic, but I've found something to be pretty much universal with everyone I talk to-- a sickness food.

For example, one year when I came home from college for Christmas, I had hash browns at Waffle House. Several hours later, I began what became a throw-up marathon of 23 times in 24 hours. It was a stomach flu for sure, and even though I didn't blame the hash browns, I couldn't help but associate them with that sick feeling. I haven't had Waffle House since, and didn't eat hash browns for years.

What foods can you not stomach, or had trouble getting back into, because of an illness or bad encounter?

Proud Cooking Moments

Last night I made a pie to take with me to work today (cherry-apple, to be exact), and I tried out a new crust recipe. Pie crust has always been a puzzle I've never quite solved, and being a pie-lover, it is something I have always wanted to master. Well, ladies and gentlemen, last night I tried out a new crust recipe and it turned out perfectly, every step of the way! It was tender, flaky, and pretty. I even wove a lattice top. Hoorah!

Point is, this is easily one of my proudest culinary moments so far. So what about you? What are some of your proudest moments as a cook?

Clinton Hill and Fort Greene Bklyn Eats

Anyone know great places to eat in Clinton Hill/Fort Greene/Prospect Heights/Crown Heights area? I've recently moved near the Clinton/Washington C stop, and although I know a few places in Fort Greene, largely I'm clueless as to what is good eats in this area. Show me guidance! Delivery is a plus (I'm lazy).

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