The New Rules of Pasta Salad

Thank you! I have tried making good pasta salad and the results are often less than stellar (with the exception of orzo "salad"). Gonna get my pasta salad on this weekend.

Win at Brunch With These Savory Halloumi and Chorizo Pancakes

"Rather than cubing up the halloumi, I left it in whole slices, which gives the final pancakes some pleasant contrast between the crisp and tender batter portions and the rich and meaty slab of chorizo embedded in its center."
Slab of chorizo or halloumi?
BTW Love this idea. Might add some cilantro to the batter though. Please don't hate.

Slow and Easy Panettone

Hi there Max. Do you have a internal temp for baking the panettone? I have been using my thermapen when baking lately and find it takes the guess work out some of the time.

Side-Slap and Tickle Cookies From 'Sweet and Vicious'

I made these cookies today and I loved the deep chocolaty flavour, but it needs more malted milk ball pieces.

Win a Copy of 'Marcus Off Duty'

Noodles!! Sometimes it is chap che, sometimes pasta, or maybe pansit. Either way for me it's not a party without noodles.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Tales From Opening Day

I hope it gets better. Congrats!

DIY Thai Coconut Curry With Shrimp Instant Noodles

Yes I was wondering about green vs red too. I think I will just try it. How bad could it be?

The Serious Eats Field Guide to Chinese Pastries

@ notmyrealname
I know what you are talking about. It is sometimes available at bakeries, but mostly I see it at dim sum. I consider it more of a pudding then a cake. A sticky chewy delicious pudding.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Tomorrow's My Grand Opening

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Tomorrow's My Grand Opening

Easy One-Pot, No-Knife, Lighter Tuna Noodle Casserole

Hello all
Creme fraiche is hard to come by in my neck of the woods and I do not use it enough to make my own. Can I use yogurt? The full fat kind of course :)

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: My 18-Hour Work Day

I love how the SE community wants to feed this guy. I love this series and if I lived anywhere near Bushwick I would offer to feed Tyson too.

Win a Copy of 'Salad Samurai'

Quinoa with roasted corn, black beans, and avocado.

Curried Jamaican Beef Patties

In Jamaica not a lot of people make patties at home, most people buy. The ones from the patty shop often use annatto for the colour.

Gadgets: Make 5-Minute Ice Pops With the Zoku Quick Pop Maker

It may not be how you are freezing, but what you are freezing. Commercial pops often have a high sugar content. Sugar changes the way things freeze.

Behind the Scenes in Max's Home Kitchen

Awesome kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

Gadgets: Swissmar Cheese Holder

I try not to fall for fadgets, but I have heard that you should try not to touch cheese with your hands (even if they are freshly washed) if you want to keep it longer.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

In Praise of Nubbins

Soup. That is where my nubbins go.

Andy Ricker's Kaeng Khiaw Waan Luuk Chin Plaa (Green Curry With Fish Balls and Eggplant) From 'Pok Pok'

Hello there
What kind of noodles did you serve the noodles with? Or rather what kind of noodles are in the picture?
It looks delicious and I would like to try the recipe noodles and all.

Why Have I Never Tried: Crunchie?

The trick to Crunchie is to buy the mini size ones. I find the regular size a little overwhelming, but the snack size......look out.

Bronx Eats: Get this Coco Bread from Jackie's West Indian Bakery, Edenwald

Are you sure coco bread contains coconut milk? I have made it several times and I do not recall seeing a recipe that has coconut in it. Although perhaps that is what make this one special.

Asian Cucumber, Celery, and Avocado Salad

Thank you Jennifer. This looks like a good summer lunch or dinner side dish.

Asian Cucumber, Celery, and Avocado Salad

Hello there
I don't cook a lot, so excuse the ignorance. I am looking at this recipe, and I am thinking that 1/4 cup of ginger seems like a lot to me. Is this correct?

Dining out in Toronto; esp dim sum recommendations?

There are a lot of different pockets of fantastic Chinese food. The only problem is they are very spread out. Toronto is not a huge city but some the chinatowns are just outside of the city. Recommendations could depend on where you are based and what type of transportation you have available. In the general downtown area there are a few good places, yummy dumpling, mothers dumpling to name a few. For dim sum there is crown prince.
I recommend you do research on chowhound, the ontario board. There is a wealth of info there.

Best Deli in New York

I know this is a loaded question. But I am going to be in New York for 2 days only and DO NOT want to waste my time or calories on a mediocre deli. I want to stay close to Soho, but have no idea if there is even one deli in that area. It doesn't have to be the best but a good one would be awesome.
I am thinking like pastrami, corn beef, pickles kind of deli.

Do you think about what you are going to eat later when you get dressed?

I am going to a birthday dinner on Sat and the host said "don't dress too fancy, the teppanyaki will stink up your clothes". Last week I went to pot luck and over heard one of the other guest admitting to someone that she wore that dres so she could "pig out" in comfort. I some times where looser fitting pants if I know I am going to eat at a buffet.
Do you think about what you are going to eat later when you get dressed?

Greasy roasted veggies????

I love roasting veggies! Cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, onions....I could go on. One thing that has always baffled me though was how those chefs on TV can "drizzle" oil over the veggies and shove them in the oven and voila!
When ever I try to use a some oil on my roasted veggies the come out slicked with oil, so I stopped roasting them with oil even though every recipe I have ever seen says drizzle with oil.
Does any one else leave out the oil?
BTW when I saute brussel sprouts in bacon fat they do not seem overly greasy to me....very curious.

The Food Lab: The Hard Truth About Boiled Eggs

The secret to peeling hard boiled eggs? Well "secret" might be a bit of an exaggeration. Here's the truth: there is no 100% fool-proof method I've found, and I do believe I've tried them all, many, many times over. That said, a bit of the old scientific method has helped to greatly increase my success rate. I can now pretty routinely produce perfectly boiled eggs with clean-peeling shells, and you can too! More

The Food Lab: How to Make Scallion Pancakes

When I first learned how scallion pancakes are made, I was floored. Whoah, ancient Chinese secret! was what ran through my head. It took me several years to realize that conceptually, the method is almost identical to that of making puff pastry, croissants, or any number of laminated pastries, which makes scallion pancakes a perfect subject for exploring in this week's Food Lab. More

4 Close-Up, High-Def, Insanely Awesome Shooter's-Style Sandwiches

The idea of a party-sized, ultra-pressed sandwich is so appealing that I've spent the last few weeks brainstorming and testing recipes for versions of shooter's-style sandwiches that actually work. Check out our awesome interactive infographic to take a look at four of my favorites and get an up-close and personal look at what's in between the buns. More

Pear Cardamom Caramel

This caramel, folded with cooked down pears, has a lush, fudgy texture. Ginger and cardamom lend their herbaceous, spicy flavors which, alongside a generous pinch of salt, make for a sophisticated sweet. More

Serious Eats' Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Sauce 

Manhattan is home to many smells, but perhaps the most delicious is the chicken-y, savory scent that emanates from from the city's countless halal carts. Serving lunch to late-night, these carts dish up a container full of chicken rice that tastes like nothing else, crave-worthy and totally singular. To taste this particular chicken and rice you can get yourself to Midtown or try the home version, Kenji's Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Sauce, a spot on rendition of the street food classic. More

Pork Sausage Patties With Braised Cabbage and Apples

Humble braised cabbage might not win any beauty contests, but when it's made with care and enlivened with a few key aromatics, it's actually a subtly complex side dish. Sweetened with soft apples and onions and rounded out with nutty caraway seeds, bright apple cider vinegar, a hint of sugar and fragrant fresh dill, this is one cabbage dish you'll want to heap on the plate. Here, it's served with fast-cooking, easy to whip up homemade pork sausage patties that are full of flavor from shallots, garlic, fennel seeds, and chile flakes, with a dash of dry sherry for added moisture. More