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The Food Lab: How to Make a Gooey Apple Pie

This seems like so much work and so much fuss for a dish people have been making for centuries with success. There's just something wrong to me, a violation of the history of the dish, to sous vide-ing apples for a pie.

Let It Bleed (Humanely): We Taste the Vegan "Impossible" and "Beyond" Burgers

I'm neither vegetarian nor vegan but am super excited about this. I'd love to have these as an option to serve my guests who don't eat meat when I host a bbq. Selfishly, because now I feel obligated to make Kenji's black bean burgers for them and that's a ton more work than throwing a burger on the grill!

10 Ways to Host a Better Potluck

Ummm what? This entire article reads like, oh, I can't be bothered doing the cooking for a party I want to host, so not only do I want my guests to bring the food, I actually would like them to try harder please because their go-to ideas aren't really insta-worthy enough.

I love to cook, but for a potluck? You've already declared that a cohesive, planned menu isn't a priority. I tend to figure the point isn't showing off my kitchen skills, but socializing with friends and still having enough food to keep the wolves from the door. You want to bring a store bought cookie tray? Thanks so much! I want to make something with a vegetable- yeah, you might be getting a precut veggie tray, because blanching and beautifully preparing 2 or 3 delicious veggies takes me a lot more time, time I don't really want to spend for a bunch of people who are going to scarf it down while getting back to the more important business of enjoying each other's company.

And I like your weird salad with mayo and broken up ramen. Please, tell me more about how your grandma always made it for church suppers. Those kinds of traditions are exactly what potlucks are all about!

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Extra-Juicy Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin

Interesting. If I were served pork like that in a restaurant I'd send it back for being raw.

The Best Budget-Friendly Summer Wines

Agreed. It really takes away from the review to see that. I want to know what you actually think is worth the money when you have to walk into a store and buy it, not when it just appears for you.

Make These Easy Crispy Tofu Spring Rolls With Peanut-Tamarind Sauce

Any thoughts on calculating nutrition info on the fried tofu? I'd love to figure out if these can be a nightly food or a monthly one.

Forget Totchos, Nugchos, and Spamchos; Steakchos are The Ultimate Nacho Hybrid

I hope that two handed good cradle shot is framed and on the wall in your home.

How to Make Dulce de Leche From a Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

Does this taste better than the dulce de leche that already comes in a can right next to the sweetened condensed milk?

The Vegan Experience: Welcome to Year 4

I'd love more info about making vegan dishes ahead of time and freezing them. I'm pretty good at figuring out which meat dishes are well suited to be made in a big batch and frozen, but out of my depths with a lot of your vegan recipes. (Mapo tofu, for example, sounds amazing, but cooking for one a lot of effort to put it into regular rotation if I can't do some level of saving for later/prep in advance.)

The Food Lab: The Secret to Perfect Beef Tenderloin? The Reverse Sear Strikes Again

I never understand the complaint that tenderloin lacks flavor. I find the fatty-ness of prime rib really off putting and appreciate the beefy flavor of tenderloin more because there isn't all of that fat to cut off and leave behind.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Changing the Menu and Considering Feedback

I would be excited to see Cheerwine on a menu, and I might even order it one time, but I doubt it would be a big seller There's a big difference between regional products I'm excited exist and might try when I'm in their home and stuff I'll actually routinely pay money for at a restaurant.

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

We've always pulled the turkey and served the first course while it rests, then carved and served immediately. So most people are seated and out of the way and other dishes can be moved to the table to make room.

By holding the turkey you're essentially just serving leftover reheated turkey which just isn't awesome on it's own.

21 Halloween Candies We're Hoarding

Toblerone? Not a Halloween candy at all! And where are Milk Duds?

Manner Matters: How to Deal With Lateness

I can't believe that you actually keep your other guests waiting and let the food get over cooked on account of one late-comer! Fix him a plate to microwave when he gets there and start eating.

I honestly couldn't handle the restaurant thing at all, so I'd make latefriend someone I meet for drinks, during the day, in a neighborhood I'm happy to spend an hour wandering around.

American Chop Suey: The Cheesy, Beefy, Misnamed Stovetop Casserole That Deserves a Comeback

I ate this all the time growing up in NJ but never gave it any sort of name beyond pasta with meat sauce.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Mustering the Troops

I didn't see anything particularly mean spirited! He's found the positives in everyone- even the coke addict who cycles in and out of employment.

The Food Lab's Emergency Cooking Kit: How to Fit All the Tools You Need in One Small Box

I would skip the Thermapen, cast iron pan, immersion blender, and bench scraper (because I don't own any of these) and include a cheese grater, small pot, small frying pan, toaster, and cutting board.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Decorating With Flamethrowers

This looks fabulous! And might I suggest purse hooks under that gorgeous bar? They make such a positive impact on using the space.

Cheese 101: Why Imported Italian Mozzarella Isn't Always Better

I'm surprised to not read a mention of local local producers. I know I'm spoiled, but in northern nj all of my supermarkets carry fresh mozz made in store same day, often same hour, not to mention deli options.

Manner Matters: Can I Bring My Own Tonic Water?

To me, this is the same as bringing your own Heinz, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, and jarred salad dressing. Really rude. This is not something polite people do. I would be embarrassed to eat with you.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: The Trouble With Contractors

You wanted to leave selection of lighting to the electrician? I'm surprise you didn't hire an interior designer to make those decisions if you weren't interested in doing the work.

Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen's Favorite Cookbooks

If I'm going to have to scroll past ads for the latest greatest fungus to kill belly fat or some such to comment on food blogs, then heck yes cookbooks have a place in my life! There are some I read to be transported (Roast Chicken and other stories comes to mind) and others I read to figure out what to cook next week (deb's of course and Simple Fresh Southern).