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How to Season and Maintain a Wooden Cutting Board

How do I clean a board a day to day basis? What if I cut meat on it?

Aside from wood cutting boards, what is the best way to clean most dishes/utensils without a dishwasher (yay NYC)?

This No-Knead Olive-Rosemary Focaccia With Pistachios Takes Just 15 Minutes of Prep

Made this the other day with just rosemary and finished with truffle oil--sublime.

How to Turn Beans Into a Creamy Vegan Pasta Sauce

Made this last night (used canned chickpeas) and it was just great. I tossed some grilled chicken in there cause hey, I'm not vegan. But it was really awesome.

Which are the Best Inexpensive Mandoline Slicers?

I bought a knife glove just to use for the mandoline for about $15 on Amazon. I've only cut myself twice badly in the kitchen and each time was on a mandoline. Since the glove, no issues. (Knock on wood)

How to Make Meatball Pizza

I grew up with sliced meatball pizza in NJ. Also weird sliced sausages on my pizza.

I am starting to question everything.

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Buying and Cooking Hams

Naive question, I've never had cooked country ham--so what is the final texture/taste of a rehydrated and roasted country ham compared to a city ham as well as raw prosciutto?

The Food Lab: How to Make an Herb Butter-Rubbed Spatchcocked Roast Turkey in Under 2 Hours

@J. Kenji López-Alt My friend ordered a 22lb turkey, should I drop the temp a bit and add more time or keep at 450 and just add more time?


The Food Lab: How to Make Pull-Apart Stuffing-Flavored Rolls

Think this would bake in one of those aluminum sheet tray-thingers for easy travel?

Breadmaking 101: How to Mix and Knead Bread Dough Like a Pro

When's the next post? Please post soon as I'd love to get started!

Solbeso: Chocolate's Boozy Cousin From South America

I had solbeso at a blind tasting recently and it was delicious. It was very drinkable straight up with ice and was amazing in a cocktail. Very cool to see it here!

How Katz's Deli Makes Their Perfect Pastrami

This is one of the few "tourist" places in NYC that is worth the hype.

What's New York's Best Shawarma?

Kosher Deluxe has a great shawarma (maybe lacking on toppings though.

The Complete 2013 Serious Eats Guide To Turkeys

Quick question: How do you hold the breast meat at 145 for 15 min without it continuing to cook past that?

Sous-Vide 101: Pork Belly Buns

"that pork belly is going to spit more than Alice Waters at a Monsanto party"

Great line.

D.C.'s Sweetgreen in the NoMad Hotel, a New Hope for New York Salad

Am I the only that thinks this place is much more expensive than most salad chains in the city? I work in Midtown and I tend to pay $4 as a base for greens and usually a few toppings gets me to $8ish. I am sure it tastes great but still, pricy for a lunch.

The Burger Lab: How Coarsely Should I Grind My Burger?

If the burger is on top of the condiments, does that make it a salad sandwich with a burger garnish?

Poll: Is Okonomiyaki "Japanese Pizza"?

I had that when I was in Hiroshima, it was one of the best things I've eaten. Also would love to have one for a hangover cure.

Ask the Critic: What Celebrity Chef Restaurants Are Really Worth It?

Pig and Khao--I always see Leah Cohen hanging outside or in the restaurant when I walk by.

Win Two VIP Tickets to the Vendy Awards, September 7th

I love the fruit cart on 46th and 6th. They give you way too much fruit for $3.00

Oddball Liquor Laws Around the U.S.A.

I'll echo the PA law sentiment. I went to college in rural PA and we could only buy cases of beer instead of six packs. Fortunately, it was really easy to find people to split a case with. Also crazy, if you are caught underage drinking, you can loose your driving privileges...even if you were no where near a car when busted.

Also, I believe that you cannot serve booze in NYC until noon on Sundays. Always go to a place known for a good boozy brunch at 11:45 if you want to skip the lines and just wait to order at 12.


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