What's the Best Way to Store Tomatoes?

Great article! Thanks! I've wondered over the storage of tomatoes for a long time. :)

Manner Matters: Guests with Chips

As you have stated, let the guest eat their chips if they want to. To me, good manners is wanting them to feel at home, rating as they wish.

I once had a reception and ran out of food. One of the guests then started in on what was in my cupboards! I was glad that he felt comfortable enough to do this under these circumstances.

I'm Writing a Cookbook. Now What?

Thanks for sharing your experience. It is very interesting. Best wishes for much success. :)

What's the Best Way to Cook Whole Grains?

Great article and very helpful, thanks! I want to start cooking more types of whole grains and it is nice to know that a pressure cooker would not be advantageous. :D

Manner Matters: Help, My Friend Chews With Her Mouth Open

Hopefully this article will open a few minds to their table behaviour. I was just subjected to open mouth chewing, food in the beard eating a few days ago while dining out with another couple. It was revolting.

Thank you for another relevant manners article.

Manner Matters: Should You Tattle on Kids Sneaking Food?

I'm curious...aren't most of the manners we learn food related? I think that a manners column is appropriate and most welcome.

Manner Matters: Should You Tattle on Kids Sneaking Food?

I would only have said something to the parents if the child took something from my plate without asking. Otherwise, it is not for you to mind their family's food issues.

Robyn Lee Is Leaving Serious Eats a Mere 7 1/2 Years After She Got Here

Best wishes and good journey on your new adventures. :D

Secrets of the Spice Trade: How to Run a Spice Shop


I did not appreciate my spices until I read "Nathaniel's Nutmeg" by Giles Milton.

One-Pot Wonders: Whole-Wheat Linguine With Pancetta, Peas, Corn, and Mint

This is my kind of cooking. I like a tasty, uncomplicated, healthy moderate approach. Thank you!

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Bitter Greens?

I hated kale until I put it in soup. This gave it a completely different flavor and texture for the better.

Every Recipe For Your Memorial Day Cookout is Right Here

...your sacrifice.

Every Recipe For Your Memorial Day Cookout is Right Here

Thank you to our Veterans and current military personnel.

We are thinking of your. You're in our prayers as we have our picnic in a free country today.

Cooking Fats 101: What's Up With Saturated and Unsaturated Fats?

Unless I missed something, I did not think that you or the link were comparing lard to olive oil in the manner portrayed by @vegan.

Thank you for explaining another aspect of fats in your series. :)

What's the Difference Between Tex-Mex and Mexican Food?

Interesting article!

Reminds me of a friend who worked at a Chinese restaurant in the US. She said that for their breaks, the cooks fixed actual Chinese meals that did not resemble the menu meals and these dishes were so much better.

Pantry Essentials: All About Mayonnaise

@ebgsi...opps! What I meant was pasteurized. Please excuse me.

Pantry Essentials: All About Mayonnaise

Great article! I love mayonnaise. Homemade is the best for sure but until the grocers in my town sell homogenized eggs, I buy it in the jar.

We Taste 9 Fast Food Vanilla Milkshakes (and Risk Permanent Brain Freeze)

@Todd Brock...Thank you for your report. :D

Does Seasoning in Stages Make a Difference?

I like "Ask the Food Lab"!

I want to say that the SE articles since Talk closed have had more of the types of articles I want to read, this one included.

I still miss Talk but if it means you can spend more time on food labs, this column and other similar informative articles, this is a good alternative. Your work is much appreciated. :)

How Salty Should Pasta Water Be?

I don't add salt to my pasta water and I haven't noticed that my finished pasta is bland or boring. Humm, interesting topic!

Crisp, Flaky, Pepperoni Pizza Puff Pastry Waffles (Are Awesome)

I wonder about the same thing as @dFresh about the type of waffle maker?

This is another great waffle iron cooking idea plus I'm a fiend for puff pastry. :D

The Serious Eats Glossary of New York Bread

Great article, thank you!

I love every type of bread. I want to win the lotto and eat my way through New York! :D

An Open Letter to Serious Eaters

@jedd63...that's what we can do! Highjack threads!

As long as we talk food and not our unwanted political opinions, it could work.

We had open face tomato and cheese sandwiches. :)

Cooking Fats 101: What Makes Fats and Oils Essential to Cooking

I tend to crave fatty foods so this is a very helpful article. Thank you!

An Open Letter to Serious Eaters

Oh, I am bummed. I don't do any of the social media outlets that would be required to do Talk. :(

Chilies Restaurant and Veterans Day

We were happily surprised today that Chilies had a free meal for a veteran or active service person. They had a special menu with various items, things to suit most diners.

We want to say thanks to Chilies for their 'give back' to our brave armed forces personnel.

Your favorite pancake/topping?

I just made pancakes: used half ww flour and half regular. After a spread of butter on the pan and then putting on some batter, I sprinkled some frozen blueberries on each and then a little granola.

Served them with some chopped walnuts over the top and regular syrup on the side (maple would have been better but I'm out of it at the moment).

Do you have a favorite pancake/topping?

Ice Crystals in packaged food

Some bread that I had in the freezer developed a large amount of snowy ice in the package.

Do the ice crystals form from the moisture in the bread?

What is your advice to prevent this?

Goodies in the mail?

Now is the time of the year that I plan my packages for mailing as gifts to friends and family.

These include toffee and a couple of different fudges, some cookies and maybe a sweet bread. Then something new and different that I haven't sent before.

Maybe you can give me some new ideas? What goodies would you want to receive in the mail?

Bruising the fruits/avocados rant

I am tired of bringing home avocados and fruit that people pick up and squeeze, pick up another and squeeze, again and again. When I end up purchasing such fruit, there are the bruises from this squeezing.

When shopping, I can tell when I pick up a fruit or avocado if it is ripe/soft without squeezing it and when I see people doing this at the market, I can only turn away, annoyed.

What bugs you?

Message font harder to see now.

Wow! Lively new look! :)

I see that title fonts are much larger than before but it also seems that the post messages are in a smaller font?

While you are getting the bugs out, is it possible to make the message font bolder or a bit larger?

Thank you for your consideration on this.

What are you eating on JULY 4TH?

I'm surprised no one has posted this yet, unless I've missed it?. So, Serious Eaters, what are you cooking up on the Fourth? I just got back from grocery shopping. I am making a low country boil with shrimp, mussels,... More