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Crispy Caramel Chicken Skewers

This is probably too late, but I wouldn't recommend it, mpahnm.

Khao Tom Thai Rice Soup

Great dish. We used oyster sauce instead of fish sauce, and about a tablespoon, and topped it with some sriracha. Tasted fantastic!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel


(Though I'm thinking now that I have to try Limburger and Hatch Chilies)

Easy Stuffed Roast Turkey With Giblet Gravy

Advice on cooking the stuffing without a microwave? I'm not sure how to avoid the dilemma where I'm either burning my hands or the cheesecloth.

Where to buy meat

I'm in the city, so my best bet (and, I think, what I'm going to go with) is Whole Foods.

Chorizo Hash Browns

Really great! We topped it with some mozzarella and a poached egg.

What is a Good First Alcholic Drink?

I'd vote for a martini. It's a classic, and would go well with the food (or as an aperitif).

Cook the Book: 'How to Cook Everything The Basics'

Joy of Cooking, hands-down, though Betty Crocker has seen some use too.

Chicago bound! Where should we go?

I just realized, I should be more specific, but it's hard since, mostly, we like food. We're from DC, so looking for something we can't get easily here, that's not pizza.

Chicago bound! Where should we go?

I'm headed there myself -- any more suggestions for restaurants?

Perfect Martini - Gin to Vermouth to Water ratios

I'll yield to populism and admit that a martini can have vodka, but once you leave out the vermouth, it's just a glass of booze. Perhaps tasty, but not a martini.

I think there's no simple way to describe the perfect martini. Palates differ, and what I like might not be the same as what other people like. When I make a martini, it's 3:1. But some people prefer a drier martini, and there's nothing wrong with that. The perfect martini is the one you like!

Anyone ever notice...

+1 Ron Diggity. Cheap cocktails are the sugar bombs you describe, but a well-made cocktail can have a variety of flavors. I'm glad we've moved beyond the days you describe, Sov, where apparently nobody thought to appreciate the taste of what they were drinking.

Butterscotch Eggnog

Delicious! Though I don't really recommend doing it entirely by hand...

Sauced: Vodka Cream Sauce

I love doing this with house-infused jalapeno vodka!

Serious Reads: Bitters, A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All by Brad Thomas Parsons

Peychaud's, Fee's Orange, Fee's Peach, Fee's Mint, Fee's Grapefruit, Fee's Lemon, Dr. Elmegirab's Boker's Bitters, Bitter End Jamaican Jerk Bitters, Bitter Truth Celery Bitters, Bitter Truth Orange Bitters.