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A lot of folks object to Wal-Mart and its practices, but others can't pass up the low prices. What's your take on grocery shopping there?
We're looking for kitchen hacks—you know, novel uses for ordinary appliances and gear, a tricky way to ease food prep, etc. What's your secret?
Digging into the Serious Eats mailbag, we find this message from a reader asking about Mexican cookbooks. Instead of answering privately and keeping other Serious Eaters out of the loop, we thought we'd post the message here so everyone could benefit. Anyone who cares to chime in may do so! —The Serious Eats Team
Dear Serious Eats,
I am in the market for a good, authentic Mexican cookbook—preferably one with a killer tamale recipe. Have you any suggestions? I've seen a lot that are tailored toward Americans (especially in terms of ingredients), but I would love to find something that, while challenging, will also be worth the effort.
Thank you for your help!
Do you use any type of recipe application to keep your cooking notes organized on your computer? If so, what?
Interpret "drink" loosely—lemonade, gin and tonic, iced coffee or tea. What do you reach for to keep cool. (And, heck, if you have an easy recipe for it, do share!)
Stock up on groceries that is. Do you to the market once a day, once a week, or once a month?
No matter how many serious chefs airlines bring in as consultants, it's still a given that in-flight food is a disaster—if it's even offered these days.
With summer travel season upon us, we'd like to know what your snack survival pack contains.
Plain glazed? Powdered? Chocolate-covered? Cream-filled? What's in your perfect dozen?
Going anywhere or just enjoying the long weekend at home? More important, what are you going to eat?
What do you use your "radar range" for?
A couple days ago, the blog LAist.com ran an item titled The Politics of Restaurant Photography. It got us thinking here: Do you take pictures of your food, be it for a food blog, a photo site like Flickr, or a review site like Yelp? Do you have a friend or family member who does? Are you in the industry, witnessing customers snapping away? What do you think of food photography in restaurants?
Those insanely large fruits and vegetables at the grocery store: Do you pick them up or walk on by?
The non-food allergy season is upon us here at Serious Eats HQ, and the pollen from budding trees and plants has us itchy-eyed and sneezy. But worse than that, we thought, would be allergies brought on by our favorite foods.
So, do you or anyone you know have allergies? If so, to what? And what's the scariest food allergy incident you've dealt with?
What type of cooktop do you have in your kitchen? Gas, electric, induction? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
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