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The Fastest, Freshest, Fluffiest Ice Cream Ever: 30-Minute Philadephia-Style Ice Cream

Hey Max, can you go over the differences between Soft-Serve and Philadelphia style. I did some searching and nobody seems to know the difference. Any insight?

The Food Lab: Better-Than-Twix Chocolate-Covered Caramel-Filled Shortbread Cookies

More Desserts please Kenji!!!!!!

When you do them, you do them right!!!!

The Secret to Extra-Crispy Herb-Roasted New Potatoes: More Than a Pinch of Salt

I wonder how French Fries would turn out if you did the salt boiling with potatoes cut into fries, washed them off, dried and fried them if it would yield a more potato-ey French Fry.

The Secret to Extra-Crispy Herb-Roasted New Potatoes: More Than a Pinch of Salt

I will definitely make these tonight!

This Rustic Apple-Cranberry Pie Is So Darn Easy it Doesn't Even Need a Pie Plate

Awesome recipe! It came out perfect and beautiful. To me, this is way more fancy than using a tart pan looks wise. There is great beauty in this handmade crust. The level of sweetness in the filling is right on the mark which allows the butter crust to really come through. This will be a staple. Thanks again Yvonne!

Rustic Apple-Cranberry Pie

Awesome recipe! It came out perfect and beautiful. To me, this is way more fancy than using a tart pan looks wise. There is great beauty in this handmade crust. The level of sweetness in the filling is right on the mark which allows the butter crust to really come through. This will be a staple. Thanks again Yvonne!

This Rustic Apple-Cranberry Pie Is So Darn Easy it Doesn't Even Need a Pie Plate

Labfood,

You are a complete moron. If you knew anything about culinary History you would know that these type of pies are actually traditional in America.

Besides, it tastes awesome. I would hate to be your dog. In fact, I feel sorry for him or her. Seek help.

This Rustic Apple-Cranberry Pie Is So Darn Easy it Doesn't Even Need a Pie Plate

Welcome back Yvonne! We have been missing your recipes! Definitely going to make this ASAP!

Rustic Apple-Cranberry Pie

Welcome back Yvonne! We have been missing your recipes! Definitely going to make this ASAP!

Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla to Make World Class Bar-Style Pizza in Under 12 Minutes

Please don`t stop these kind of recipes Kenji! Sometimes we don`t want to spend all day cooking. Not only that, this recipe is Awesome!!!! I am making it again right now!!!

Extra-Crispy Bar-Style Tortilla Pizza

Awesome!!! Kenji, I made your Tortilla Bar Style Pizza last night and it was perfect. So fast and so satisfying. I also found two extra tips that may be useful to others. First, instead of heating the Oil first in the pan, I put it in the pan and then coated the Tortilla in the Oil. I found that it got crisper with nicer browning and also imparted a great Olive Oil flavor to the crust throughout in comparison to heating the Oil first. The slight differences were subtle, but noticeable.

Also, I found that the best way to retain crispiness is to get it out of the pan and on a wired-rack in a rimmed baking sheet. These things are thin and will steam and the little bit of elevation really does the trick for making it crisp up out of the pan.

I will be making these a staple! Over 40 grams of protein for only around 750 calories or so. Can`t beat it!

The Pizzadilla: This is What Happens When a Quesadilla and a Pizza Make Sweet Love

Awesome!!! Kenji, I made your Tortilla Bar Style Pizza last night and it was perfect. So fast and so satisfying. I also found two extra tips that may be useful to others. First, instead of heating the Oil first in the pan, I put it in the pan and then coated the Tortilla in the Oil. I found that it got crisper with nicer browning and also imparted a great Olive Oil flavor to the crust throughout in comparison to heating the Oil first. The slight differences were subtle, but noticeable.

Also, I found that the best way to retain crispiness is to get it out of the pan and on a wired-rack in a rimmed baking sheet. These things are thin and will steam and the little bit of elevation really does the trick for making it crisp up out of the pan.

I will be making these a staple! Over 40 grams of protein for only around 750 calories or so. Can`t beat it!

What Cookbook Would You Buy For a First-Time Cook?

You really can`t go wrong with Cook`s Illustrated and their numerous books as a great resource to learn.

American Chop Suey (Macaroni, Beef, and Cheese Skillet Casserole)

Definitely going to make this! I have been meaning to make Chop Suey. I have scoured many recipes and none come close to this. This is by far, the best I have ever seen. Thanks again Kenji!

Celebrate the End of Summer With This Easy Grilled Corn, Tomato, Feta, and Herb Salad

Welcome back my friend!

Ideas in Food vs. Rote Grütze (German Red Fruit and Groats Dessert)

I doubt anyone will make this. Ideas In Food, I think you have to be a bit more realistic here in future recipe development. Just my opinion.

Layered Toasted Coconut Puddings With Red Fruit Puree and Coconut Cream

I doubt anyone will make this. Ideas In Food, I think you have to be a bit more realistic here in future recipe development. Just my opinion.

Giveaway: Win a Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer

North Carolina Pulled Pork!
Color: cornflower blue

Giveaway: Win a Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer

North Carolina Pulled Pork!
Color: cornflower blue

Robicelli's Brooklyn Blackout Cupcakes

With all the work involved, you are just better off making an Ebbinger BlackOut cake instead of cupcakes. :/

What the Frappe? THIS is a Real Milkshake

I want someone to do a thorough treatment of Milkshakes. That would be awesome!

Manner Matters: Should You Tattle on Kids Sneaking Food?

Great Recipe! Thanks for the insight. Can`t wait to taste this plate of nonsense by Ms. Watson.

I would certainly not miss this column if it mysteriously vanished never to return again...

Whats next up from "Manners Matters", should I euthanize my dog for stealing leftover Quesadillas?

I am waiting in anticipation for the next piece of enlightenment Ms. Watson will bring us all.

Win a Serious Eats Edition KettlePizza Baking Steel Combo for Father's Day!

Bacon and Mushrooms with Sun Dried Tomatoes

The Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

@VeganWithaYoYo

What is an example of "low quality" food? Do you mean poorly cooked, starting with a bad recipe, using poor quality ingredients? Surely amount or size is not a factor if the food is really good.

No-Waste Tacos de Carnitas with Salsa Verde

Oh, and it definitely earns a Five-Star rating.

James Villas-Glory of Southern Cooking-Key Lime Recipe is a Fail

So, I figured I`d make a Key Lime Pie using The Key Lime Pie recipe from The Glory of Southern Cooking by James Villas. I read through it and thought it sounded kind of strange as if it wouldn`t work, but I figured I may as well follow the recipe as it was written. Absolutely horrible.

1. Graham Cracker Crust was a joke-Never was cohesive, WAY too many Graham Crackers and had a WHOLE CUP of sugar whereas most had 2-3 tablespoons at most. It was an overflowing non-cohesive powdery mess.
2. The filling had one cup of Lime Juice, most have 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup.
3. There was a tablespoon of lime zest, whereas most had one teaspoon or 1 and a half teaspoons at most.
4. The cooking time of 10 minutes is a joke. Nothing happens in that time frame.

This was absolutely horrible. Here is a direct link to the recipe so you can see what I am talking about. I want to write him and tell him how horrible his recipe is and that it could NEVER work. To think he is a James Beard award winner. What a joke. Anyone have any similar stories?

http://books.google.com/books?id=V4CJfHqT6ssC&pg=PT372&lpg=PT372&dq=glory+of+southern+cooking+key+lime+pie&source=bl&ots=52eKKhWAzT&sig=T-xC_Y0ZdTPW7VCn_LDgOibli-4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ph1bT92FN4KutweMzsiGDA&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

What's the Best Way to Brew Iced Coffee?

When it comes to opinions on iced-coffee brewing methods, passions can run high. A panel of Serious Eats tasters heads to Counter Culture Coffee for a blind tasting, putting the most popular method to the test. Based on our experience, the answer is clear. More

Ask The Food Lab: Can I Stir-Fry On An Electric Cooktop?

"I am an avid teen food who adores her asian dishes, especially the creativity of stir fry. Now, I make it all the time but know that my end result could be exceptionally better. You had on the blog about doing the perfect stir fry on the grill but unfortunately I am in a college dorm and only have access to an electric stove. My question is: how does one not steam their vegetables while at the same time not use too much oil AND how do you not burn your corn starch sauce to the pan?" More

The Pizza Lab: Three Doughs to Know

We've gone through a lot of pizza styles and recipes here at The Pizza Lab, but I still often get asked "what's the best pizza crust recipe you know?" When I'm in the mood to fire up the grill or heat up the broiler, I might take my time and make a Neapolitan-style lean dough. If I want to relive my childhood without stepping out my apartment door, it's a New York-style. Company coming over and I want to feed a crowd without messing up the kitchen? It's Sicilian-style square pie all the way. Here's a brief run-down on the three recipes that every home pie-maker should have in their arsenal to tackle all manner of pizza-centric circumstances. More

The Food Lab: How to Roast Fall and Winter Vegetables

You can roast vegetables the easy way: just toss everything with oil, throw them on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast in a hot oven until tender. I do that often when I'm not feeling up to specialized treatment. But to get the most out of your roasted vegetables, it helps to understand each one's special characteristics. What they are, where you want them to go, and how to take them there. More

Video: How To Make Pillsbury Banana Cream Crescent Donuts At Home

Inspired by the Cronut craze, but don't want to wait for hours to sample the pastry? You don't have to: thanks to Pillsbury, you can make your own Crescent Donuts at home, and it couldn't be simpler. More

33 Hamburger Recipes For Memorial Day

I don't know who it is that designated May as National Burger Month, but I'd like to give them a big, sloppy, greasy, onion-scented, cheese-covered kiss on the mouth. What better excuse to celebrate our national sandwich (national food?) and look back at the dozens of well-tested burger recipes we have in our archives? Here are 33 recipes that run the gamut from simple to complex, with representation from around the country, breaking regional borders, and indeed inter-species relations. More