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On This Week's Special Sauce: Kenji Talks the Food Lab, Baths, and Becoming a Cook

I'm really enjoying the podcast.i hope you keep it up. Future guest suggestions: Adam Roberts, formerly the Amateur Gourmet; Liz Gutman of Liddabit Sweets, Aziz Ansari.

Staff Picks: Our Favorite No-Shame Snacks for When No One's Looking

My favorite food to go to town on is a box of steamed rice from Chinese take-out with plenty of soy sauce. Sure, rice is super cheap and easy to make, but there's something I love about eating it straight from that white box. Also, carrots and apple slices with peanut butter - so good! I eat that almost every day for lunch and still haven't gotten sick of it.

Kenji's Excellent Asian Adventures, Part 4: The Long, Smelly Road to Chengdu

I'm really enjoying the chronicle of your travels - some of my favorite things I've ever read on SE. It's bringing back memories of my short study abroad experience in China. I was REALLY not an adventurous eater at the time. I've matured somewhat in that regard, but I think the toilet situation would still keep me from trying anything very daring.

Kenji's Excellent Asian Adventures, Part 3: The Best Way to Order Food in China

I'm right there with you on Hard Rock. I'd never pick it in the U.S. (Do we even still have them?), but I was really grateful to see that guitar logo in Rome and Beijing. Sometimes, you just need a big, ice-filled drink to escape the exhausting heat and humidity. A Western restaurant is the only place you'll find that.

Dim Sum Goes Deutsch: Pretzel Bao With Hot Mustard Pork Filling

I don't want to make these, but I very much want to eat them.

Meet New York's Next Generation of Amazing Eclairs

Yum! I envy your task of trying all of these. The fruit fillings sound tasty, but if chocolate is an option, that's always what I'm choosing.

The Best Tortas in San Francisco and the Bay Area

I think I may be even more envious of this "research" than I was of the dumpling piece, which says a lot.

Do Wheat-Enriched Corn Tortillas Bring Us the Best of Both Worlds?

I've seen a corn+wheat combo tortilla at Trader Joe's but didn't really get the point. Now I'm curious to try them.

How to Make Flour Tortillas So Tasty You'll Want to Eat Them Alone

I use olive oil for the fat when I make tortillas. I don't have the skills to make them very uniform or structurally sound, but they're awfully tasty.

For the Best Oatmeal Pancakes, Toast Your Oats and Brown Your Butter

Might want to fix the home page teaser: " light and fluffy, it makes butts nervous about keeping their jobs." 😉 Or you could leave it, and give everyone a Monday morning chuckle.

Taste Test: The Best Frozen Pork Dumplings

I'm glad TJ's made the list because they're the most easily available for me.

The Best Way to Cook Frozen Dumplings

I like to steam them in my rice cooker. You don't get any crispy brown parts, but it's super easy and quick.

8 Must-Try Dumplings Across the Country

Yum! I'm envious of people who live in close proximity to these, and now I'm craving dumplings like crazy.

How to Make Sichuan-Style Wontons in Chili Oil

I don't want to make these, but I wish I could eat them!

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Can't wait to read about all that Chinese food. Research purposes aside, I'm pretty sure fondue with a spoon equals giving up on life.

Slow-Cooker Kalua Pork Sandwiches With Crispy Asian Slaw

That seems like an awfully small amount of dressing for a whole cabbage.

30-Minute Pressure Cooker Chicken With Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Chorizo

Can you give guidance on adapting this to make without a pressure cooker?

Which are the Best Inexpensive Mandoline Slicers?

My hesitation about getting a mandolins is that they seem like a pain to clean. Are any dishwasher safe?

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Buying and Cooking Leg of Lamb

I'd eat more lamb if it could compete with other meats for price and availability. I know demand breeds supply, but I can't afford to drive that demand.