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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.
TIA

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.

Chip-Faced: We Try All the Flavors of Larry the Cable Guy's Tater Chips

@toad3000
You and I must have the same computer. The pictures are all stretched out, fun house style.

Jamaica: Learning the Secrets of Authentic Jerk Chicken

@Ken G
I am sorry Ken but jalapenos are no substitue for scotch bonnets. Scotch bonnet peppers have a more complex flavour, fruity, floral, intoxicating. Without scotch bonnets it is not a jerk, just spicy grilled chicken.

Slurped: Of Bad Dates and Good Rice Noodles at New Hon Won

I would have done the same thing. You have to go with your gut. I once made a snap decision like that about a guy and then regretted it later thinking "I should have been less nit picky, there is nothing wrong with Wild Vines". I happen to reconnect with this gent about half a year later and he asked me out again and I thought here is my chance. Alas the second time around just re enforced my original assessment.
Some things are not meant to be.

We Taste Every Kind of Spam

When I was little my mom made macaroni in a some kind of broth (I assume it was chicken). In it was cubes of spam and mixed vegtables. The kind you get frozen like peas, carrots, and corn all in one bag. It was comfort food. I discovered later in life that I was weird and none of my friends had ever heard of such nonsense.

10 Must-Eat Bites in Havana, Or That Week I Spent in Cuba

Ed I don't think that is coconut milk you are drinking. The water inside a young coconut is often called coconut water, to distinguish it from coconut milk. Which is slighty different

Chichi's Chinese: An Ode to Chinese Cold Noodles

I love this line!!!!!
"so that they coated the strands of noodles the way grains of sand stick to your thighs at the beach"
I just wish I didn't picture nut particles clinging to my thighs when I read it.

Five Great Cheap Indian Desserts In Jackson Heights

Are they tapiocas or basil seeds?

Toronto: Flameout at Big Smoke Burger

Next time try Holy Chuck. Pink in the middle is the default, they will cook it through upon request though.
I was very impressed with my first visit to Holy Chuck and look forward to going back.

Why do the raisins in my wife's cornbread sink to the bottom?

Maybe you should sprinkle them on top. That way when they sink, they might not make it all the way to the bottom. Funny...I mix corn into my batter and I don't remember if they all sink to the bottom.

Appetizers: 2 days ahead/last in a cooler for a 400 mile drive?

Would it be horrible if you bought something? or is this out of your budget? In my circle of friends there is no shame in purchasing a potluck item, some people just don't like to cook or have no time.

So You Miss Deep Fried McDonald's Apple Pies?

I miss Micky D's fried pies. Apparently Popeyes chicken has fried pies on the menu, but i have never tried them.

Traditional Sukiyaki (Japanese Beef Hot Pot)

This recipe sounds like a hybrid of shabu shabu and sukiyaki. Do you proofread your recipes? In step 4 you talk about puting the rice noodles in hot water. Your list of ingredients makes no mention of rice noodles only udon or shirataki neither of which are made with rice.

Foods that get you "goin"...

hahaha Sharona Zamboni!
When I read "goin" I thought of something else too (probably not the same thing you were though) and was going to suggest oatmeal or prunes. Sorry if this comment put anyone out of the "mood"

Let Them Eat: Fresh Persimmon Cake

Nisperos? Sounds like a neesberry to me. Although now that I know they are called nisperos the name neesberrys makes more sense to me.

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.
TIA

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