Profile

cookiequiz

Knife Skills: How to Clean Shiitake, Portobello, and Oyster Mushrooms

The chicken crap on mushrooms idea is chicken crap---a bogeyman. If you're worried that your mushrooms are covered in fecal matter, you should wash them with soap. But no one does that. (I am aware of purpose-formulated vegetable soaps, but I have never heard it recommended for mushrooms.)

URGENT! Food Treasure to Save and Savor

URGENT! Food Treasure to Save and Savor

If you see a request with all-caps, stay away...

URGENT! Food Treasure to Save and Savor

If you see request with all-caps, stay away.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

a tasty beverage.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Phantom of the Fridge Secret Stash

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

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Secret Weapons Pork Kit

sri racha indeed.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Cacao Drinking Chocolate Basket

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Shake Shack Gift Pack

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Phantom of the Fridge Secret Stash

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Beer (unconventional response?)

When does Japanese new crop rice hit the stores?

Here's an article from a while back about California rice agriculture, and it has a short description of new crop.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/08/dining/california-s-new-gold-rush.html?pagewanted=all

(not sure if there is a paywall or not, sorry if inaccessible)

When does Japanese new crop rice hit the stores?

'New crop' generally means the rice has been milled soon after harvest, and it has a slightly different taste and texture. I think it's quite nice and don't hesitate to buy a bag when available.

When does Japanese new crop rice hit the stores?

You don't have to say 'thank you' if you don't mean it!

When does Japanese new crop rice hit the stores?

I'm not sure it's worth getting new crop rice if it takes a year to eat it, at least in my opinion.

Get Ramen Burgers This Weekend at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn

Ah I see the distinction being made.

Anyway, of the all the ramen sandwiches/burgers, this one looks like the best 'bun'.

Get Ramen Burgers This Weekend at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn

Did you guys not read the prior AHT post you linked?

Lots of ramen-for-buns burgers in that one.

Anyway, yes this looks good.

First Look: Le Marais Bakery, San Francisco

HD Photo of the Day: A Killer Seafood Platter From Fenton's in Dingle, Ireland

What is that thing in the bottom right --- 'whence the name St_e___ Zeus Faber John __'?

Enter Tasty Bite's NYC Noodles Contest, Plus Exclusive Serious Eats Giveaway

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a KettlePizza Pro 22 Kit

Choosing some non-pizza restaurant instead of Pizzeria Delfina one night.

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a KettlePizza Pro 22 Kit

Skipping the crust.

Amazing--negative calories! says dominos

I'm sure many of you've heard of the fact/myth/something that celery has negative calories (i.e., chewing and processing the fibre requires more energy of your body than is released).

Well, as computed by domino's pizza calorie calculator, spinach and onions (and apparently nearly every other vegetable) also allow for such dietary miracles.

(E.g., select 'hand tossed', and 'small', then start ticking the vegetables boxes--watch the calorie counter on the right.)

Neat, huh?

O.K., I know no one takes these things seriously in the first place.

How often do you eat Burger?

Browsing a website dedicated to great burgers tends to elicit in me a feeling that I don't get to enjoy a nice hamburger often enough. But probably eating them as often as I'd like (every day? twice a day??) wouldn't do either.

So what is the norm for everyone?

Coffee in the fridge?

A quick google search for coffee and refrigerator suggests that storing beans in the fridge is terrible and I'm a fool for even considering it.

But I imagine there's no harm in storing them well-sealed in the refrigerator, taking them out for a moment to get two scoops, and then returning them to the fridge. I can't find any satisfactory explanations for why that's a bad idea--some seem downright silly, actually. Does anyone here have ideas or experience?

Why are bread knives serrated?

I never understood this. Even having used an expensive bread knife, I would rather just have a sharp chef's knife. The serrations make so many crumbs! So what are the serrations good for?

Do you 'serious diet'?

I don't think there've been any poll/surveys asking this; I am curious--on a site dedicated to exploring serious eating, do its readers exercise a serious diet as well? Do you guys stay away from certain foods for weight concerns?

In my case, I am lucky--no need.

Playa haters--do you secretly hate a foodie favourite?

(Inspired by this thread.)

Is there any restaurant that everyone else in the food-obsessed world can't seem to get enough of, but you really can't see what's so great? I'm thinking of places like Difara (never been there), Shake Shack, Delfina (never been there either), David Chang's places, Mission Street Food, etc.

For me it's Shake Shack. I love burgers like I need a coronary, but I didn't see what was so special here--just another burger. What about you guys?

(I hope this doesn't just come off as senseless hating...)

"Good" Chinese Sausage

With the exception of my happily carefree childhood ( =] ), I've always felt there's something vaguely shady about chinese sausage. Has anyone ever found a brand or sausage source which doesn't seem slightly scary? Or is that the nature of the sausage (or maybe even just my personal prejudice)? I like eating them, but I never feel quite comfortable buying them--they seem almost more mysterious than hot dogs.

(btw this is what I mean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_chang )