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Easy Pressure Cooker Green Chile With Chicken

Another Kenji recipe makes it into the regular rotation at our house. Thank you.

How to Make Mexican Tamales

Additional tips from a guy who made 1200 tamales for a fund raiser just before The Superbowl. Go to your local Mexican market and ask for fresh lard. It is light brown and roasted. Often it is back in the kitchen and you have to ask for it. Also, an easy, quick and fantastic filling is canned pickled jalapeƱos and either Oaxacan or Monterey Jack cheese. We freeze the extras on cookie sheets (after steaming) and then vacuum pack them for storage. For my money, it's all about the dough.

Use Your Pressure Cooker to Make the World's Fastest, Easiest Chicken Enchiladas

Would you say your "Universal Cheese Layering Order" was discovered or created?

Perfect Prime Rib With Red Wine Jus

Father in law wants to help. He loves his Treagger. I'm thinking a few hours in a 188-200 degree Treagger then blast in the oven. Do you see any issues with this approach?

Use Your Waffle Iron for Seriously Crispy Tofu

Just ordered your book. I must learn how you waffle calamari.

Use Your Waffle Iron for Seriously Crispy Tofu

Just ordered your book. I must learn how you waffle calamari.

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

My wife is a spelling nazi. While she says "leech" is not necessarily the wrong word, she believes "leach" would be a better choice. This is what I live with. As a side note, I just pulled an extra creamy squash lasagna from the oven. Thanks again Kenji.

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

We found an old rusty cast iron pan in the woods behind our house. After unsuccessfully trying to clean it up ourselves, we took it to a fab shop where they sandblasted it the next time they had their sandblaster out. Took it home, seasoned it and love it. Didn't even cost me the mythical garage sale dollar.

Fried Chicken Skin With Hot Sauce and Honey From 'Heritage'

When I make gumbo I start by browning chicken thighs in the oil I'm going to use. The crisp skins are removed, sprinkled with salt and cayenne and eaten as I drink a couple of beers while making the roux. Sometimes I feel the gumbo is just a byproduct.

Win a Copy of 'A Boat, a Whale, & a Walrus'

What we serve every 4th of July, Crawdad boil.

Manner Matters: In Praise of Place Cards

First, I find it ironic there are so many rude comments regarding a Manners post.
We host an Easter party with between 20 and 24 people at one table. We start the party with everyone sitting where they choose. I radomly set a timer in a paper bag, and when it goes off every other guest has to get up and move at least three spaces in either direction. It's fun and it recharges the party. Any guests over 65 are allowed to stay put. My Mother created that rule.

How Roux Made Its Way Into the Gumbo Pot

My perfect Fall Saturday is making Gumbo on a rainy day with a football game on the TV. My wife won't let me make the first batch until it's raining. There is rain in the forecast this Saturday and I can't wait. I use a combination of Wilson, Prudhomme and Link. And recently added Tooker's onion technique.

Cook the Book: 'My Paris Kitchen' by David Lebovitz

Croque Madame, I'm making these for 15 people Easter Sunday.

Cook the Book: 'Spain' by Jeff Koehler

30 years ago, the snails at Los Caracoles in Barcelona.

Portland, OR: Food Carts and Wineries

Get in a car and spend some time in McMinnville. Lots of small owner run wineries in the area. Make your first evening stop The Back Bar at Nick's, half the people working there also work in the industry and half the people drinking there are winemakers/owners. One restaurant in Portland I would suggest is Higgins. Not the fancy newest wave in Portland, but most of hot young chefs have worked in Greg Higgins kitchen. Have a great trip, it's hard to go wrong out here.

Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffles

From my 15 year old son, Brownie Mix waffles.

Gift Guide: For the Globetrotting Food Lover

I just ordered 10 of the key ring corkscrews. Yes I ordered them through SE link. At some point in the future, I will be a hero to 9 of my friends.

Cook the Book: Roy Choi's 'L.A. Son'

Burgers at The Helvitia Tavern after Christmas tree hunting with all the family.

In Praise of Nubbins

A Chichi sighting!! What is she doing and why isn't she writing?
As for nubbins, sounds like your freezer looks like mine. Had to buy a FoodSaver to help my "discoveries" last.

Sticky Pumpkin Cake with Hard Cider Caramel

Thank you. I cut some out last time. It's hard to do when they're hot. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.