Chinese Aromatics 101: Stir-Fried Shrimp With Eggs and Chinese Chives

Any substitutes for shrimp/pork? Could I use a different fish?

Where to Eat Ice Cream in Phoenix

Thanks all. I live in NYC and have access to excellent ice cream so if there isn't excellent ice cream in Scottsdale we'll do something else. My three year old will be happy with touristy ice cream. The rest of us will skip.

Where to Eat Ice Cream in Phoenix

@Cynoo. The wedding is in Old Town Scottsdale. We're definitely trying to avoid a car rental given that the flight out is at 6am. But we might get a car for one day so that we're not stuck in one place. Suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Where to Eat Ice Cream in Phoenix

Any suggestions for Scottsdale? My family has 36 hours there in June for a wedding and we won't have a car.

Chinese Greens 101: Chinese Broccoli With Oyster Sauce and Fried Garlic

Any substitute suggestions for the oyster sauce for someone who doesn't eat shellfish? Thanks

Manner Matters: How To Dine Out With Kids

I have a three year old and a one year old. I would suggest brunch or lunch rather than dinner. Children are less tired than at dinner so less likely to misbehave and I generally see other children eating out as well at the earlier hour. For dinner time, particularly since I don't like to eat at 5pm, I hire a sitter.

How to Make Sprinkles Ice Cream (and Set Your Inner Child Free)

As I was taught it, sprinkles are rainbow colored and jimmies are chocolate flavored. The name may be a referent to Jim Crow, i.e., the chocolate flavored sprinkles are dark colored. Once I learned that I stopped asking for jimmies.

The Food Lab: Hearty Vegan Mushroom Bolognese

Eggplant is about the only vegetable I can't stand. Any substitutions even if they're not as good? The recipe looks otherwise delicious and I'd like to try it.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

@Cookiez Turn each pan so that the cookies that are closest to the oven door are now the ones closest to the rear wall. Then move the pan that was on the top rack to the lower rack and move the pan that was on the lower rack to the top rack. This is standard technique for getting two pans of cookies to cook evenly at once.

Where Do You Get Vegan Food in NYC?

Does anyone know if the new Kajitsu location shares a kitchen with it's non-vegan lunch only sister restaurant or if they have separate kitchens? The meal I had in the east village location was the best I've ever had.

Vegan: Fried Green Plantains With Guacamole

@Kenji Anyway to pre-cook the plantains several hours in advance? I really want to serve them for a Jewish sabbath meal but every time I do it in advance they plantains get tough. Thanks! I love vegan month!

The Vegan Experience: How to Deal With Airports

@Kenji, @Emvee. I'm a kosher mostly vegetarian. For bread, it depends where you're shopping. Here in NYC it's really easy to find dairy free bread because most of the brands are kosher certified. I didn't realize it's not everywhere until in Vancouver and I couldn't find any kosher sandwich bread in the stores. Now I travel with a loaf of bread.

Also, peanut butter is considered a gel unless it's premade in a sandwich. Had my emergency jar confiscated by the TSA.

The Vegan Experience: Welcome to Year 3

My family eats mostly vegetarian - fish perhaps six times a year. I would appreciate baking recipes that aren't full of egg replacer. I would also second Androiduser on the sausage. My three year old adores soy sausage but I can't stand the taste and would love to make her something that I wouldn't mind eating. Also suggestions for mimicking the texture, not necessarily the flavor, of cheese in pasta dishes and pressed sandwiches. Thanks so much!

Taste Test: Ginger Snaps

Shasha brand ginger snaps are by far my favorite, although the small heart shaped cookies might not meet everyone's expectations of a ginger snap. You can sometimes find them at Whole Foods.

Drizzled Gingerbread Scones

Thank you for the recipe. It worked perfectly. I think I will try it with crystallized ginger as well next time.

Equipment: The Best Chef's Knives

@Kenji I love my Global chef's knife, but I have developed a callus on the base of my pointer finger from using the knife. I have several other smaller knife related calluses as well. Is this normal for someone who spends a lot of time with a knife in hand, and if not is there something I can do about the way I hold the knife to make them go away? Thanks so much for the guide!

Cranberry Apple Nut Tart

Could one make the dough entirely in the food processor?

Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Any suggestions for those of us without outdoor grill access? Thanks!

Cook the Book: 'Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking'

I would like to learn Japanese monastery (vegan) cooking.

Win Pop Chart Lab's Worldwide Cheese Wheel Poster

Real Kosher Parmagiano Reggiano - classic, nutty, and Jewish.

Sugar Rush: Samali Cake at Artopolis

There's a place called Artopolis on Amsterdam between 113th and 114. The first poster probably thought that's the one you were talking about.

The Vegan Experience: Top 10 Tips For a First-Time Vegan

@Natny Thanks. Pongal is our favorite of the 27th St. Indian restaurants. We've also tried Hangawi and its more casual sibling Franchia. We like the food better at Franchia but the atmosphere at Hangawi is lovely.

The Vegan Experience: Top 10 Tips For a First-Time Vegan

Would you be able to recommend a classy, high-end vegan restaurant other than Kajitsu and Candle 79? I'm a kosher vegetarian willing to eat in vegan (not vegetarian) restaurants and am tired of eating inferior food or avoiding eating out.

What Makes a Good New York Black & White Cookie? Thoughts on the Best

@Max Thanks. I thought you were /only/ referring to buttercream frosting.

What Makes a Good New York Black & White Cookie? Thoughts on the Best

Why no mention of the regular black and whites from William Greenberg? The cookie base is most and flavorful and the icing in fact tastes like chocolate and vanilla. I've never even noticed they sell a black and white with buttercream. I believe what makes them so good is that the cookie is made with butter rather than vegetable oil like most in the city.

Prepping Crudite in Advance

Hi All,
I'm making a large platter of raw and blanched vegetables to go with dips as a Thanksgiving appetizer. How early can I prep the vegetables without drying out or a loss of quality? Can the blanched vegetables be prepared farther in advance than the raw? Thanks for your help!

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