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Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Salami!

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

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Perfect Steak Set from Double R Ranch Co.

Ribeye cap, grilled to medium rare, salt and pepper.

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.

Win Pop Chart Lab's Huge 'The Magnificent Multitude of Beer' Print

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.

Holiday Giveaway: The Amazing Thermapen Thermometer

Serious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Salami and blue cheese.

Chorizo Hash Browns

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

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Salami and blue cheese.

Bake the Book: The Epicurious Cookbook

Campari whipped cream

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).

Memorial Day Grilling Giveaway: Win This Delicious Cap of Ribeye

Ribeyes, of course, but also flank steak.

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!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

On a plate, by itself or next to some sharp cheese.

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.

Where to buy meat

I have my first weekend off in a while coming up, and I'd like to grill a nice piece of beef. I was thinking I'd try ordering online, but I've never done that before. Does anyone have any suggestions about where to order steaks online? Or any suggestions about what cut I should grill? I'm leaning towards rib steaks, but I'm happy to take advice.