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gaffer

  • Favorite foods: steamed kale, 100% whole wheat bread, pizza, French fries & ketchup and must be hot and fresh out of fry-olator, roast duck Chinese style, dead ripe back yard mangoes
  • Last bite on earth: anchovy & green pepper pizza, the whole pie, has to be red hot right out of the oven

The 11 Best Things I Ate During My Cross-Country Road Trip

Have a great time in SE Asia. You and your wife will learn a lot. Your minds will be expanded.

How to Make Pupusas (Salvadoran Stuffed, Griddled Tortillas) With Masa

Contra's Jeremiah Stone's Favorite French Food in New York

I doubt that bread photo is the typical French baguette. Too dark and charred. I would eat it but the French would be confused.

A Brief Ode to Fried Clams, the Best Fried Food in the World

Those bellies can be pretty funky sometimes as in oozing black silt and stuff when cut into. Just sometimes. When I lived in that area I would hit the No Name on the Boston Fish Pier but this was a while ago. I see they get a lot of pissed off reviewers at yelp these days. They had v good fried whole belly clams but what made them even better was a tartar sauce that had lost of pickles and less mayo. Plus their coleslaw was clean and delicious with minimum mayo.
All in all I like high quality fried fish better as in fish and chips

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Serious eats is scaling back. No more pizza, burgers, Robyn and KJ. But I have a feeling it is going to be even bigger in a year as it gets in some new blood. Sorry to see you guys go but.... you can't stay here forever in a NYC comfort zone. I mean this in a nice way.

How Katz's Deli Makes Their Perfect Pastrami

This is a real pastrami sandwich, just add mustard and have fries and pickled tomatoes and cukes on the side. Cel-Ray too, for some strange reason goes great with it.
No garbage like cheese, slaw and Russian dressing on it. Katz's never offered it that way but caved in to popular tastes about 20 years ago. Go eat it this way but it is not a pastrami sandwich
http://magazine.foxnews.com/recipe/katzs-pastrami-reuben-sandwich

What's the Difference Between Light and Dark Brown Sugar?

If you want some real brown sugar go buy a brick of in a Hispanic mkt. They are from Colombia usually. Called panela. It is the boiled down sugar cane juice that has not been refined. It is whole sugar. Yes it comes in one solid piece!

Yes. The brown sugar you buy at the supermarket is refined white sugar that some molasses has been added back

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Panela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Panela is unrefined whole cane sugar, typical of Central and Latin America, which is basically a solid piece of sucrose obtained from the boiling and evaporation ...

An Open Letter to Serious Eaters

Fold them all into Serious Eats but not your NYC coverage. You might be getting jaded living there and all.... I think you are missing that people who live a 1000, 3000 miles away are interested in the NY scene. Being that it is a trend setter and many of us visit. You originate out of NYC so make the most of it.

I want quick access to your NYC entries.
You should keep photo grazing right here. It works with the rest of the site to bring people in. Screw social media!

The Best Italian Hero on Arthur Avenue is a DIY Sandwich Hack

Artichoke is overkill here but the olives make it for me!

12 Tasty Egg-Topped Burgers

I vote no. A fried egg on the side would be nice but not gooping up the burger blending into the ketchup and pickles

Pizza Poll: How Do You Like Your Sausage?

Jewish Corn Rye Comes Back From its Death Bed

Corn Rye is to real Jewish Cornbread.....Yes there is a big difference and the real Jewish cornbread is just as you describe. The bakery that made it in South Florida closed. But it was may favorite and same for my father.

real Jewish Cornbread...the name cornbread comes from Korn/Corn meaning grain in German... in this case rye and wheat. It has nothing to do with maize-corn from the New world

Poll: How Do You Eat Your Leftovers?

Never cold. Leftover pizza needs some Kenji style-heating with something extra if I have the time. Could be cayenne pepper, onion, leftover pastrami or salami, what have you
Microwave oven gives you gummy pizza

Open Thread: What's the Best Frozen Pizza?

Aldis has a "natural" pizza I like for about $4. The uncured pepperoni topping is good. The real plus is the crust comes out crisp. The best I have seen on a frozen pizza. I modded this pizza with some green peppers, garlic, salt and a few sprinkles of cayenne before popping it into the toaster oven.
Frozen pizzas need to be modded! This is my philosophy.

Poll: Pineapple on Burgers: Way or No Way?

More like a slice or two of golden pineapple on the side. Along with some pickled beets cucumber and tomato. I don't like the burger to be packed and overwhelmed.

Video: One of the Most Beautiful Pastrami Sandwiches We've Ever Seen

@Will Horowitz
Looks like superior pastrami/ Curated level/ an art that takes dedication. Van Gogh gave up an ear/don't give up a finger tip to the machete/
I like mine with -- Has to be Cel-Ray to drink and high quality French fries. If not FF then coleslaw and potato Salad

Emmett's Does Not Serve the Chicago Deep Dish You're Looking For

@pizzalover83
Max ate there with other people. From his review it seems to me that the consensus at the table was that Emmett's was sub-par. A reviewer doesn't go around town asking others how the place was. A reviewer submits his own review that is done in as unprejudiced way as possible

What's the Most Expensive Meal You've Had in New York?

I am not in NY but where I am, very happy with what I can get at the top tier Chinese restaurants. $125 for two with stuff (doggy bag) to take home. I do not like super refined surroundings where you pay $600-$1000 for new American cuisine. I am not impressed by the drama. But I am impressed by authenic (as possible) Chinese food on an expensive night out

Emmett's Does Not Serve the Chicago Deep Dish You're Looking For

Max. I know nothing about this joint but I think you were there on an off night. I see too many positive reviews here and on yelp. So your review is valid for the night you went but seems to be the exception. I think the lousy amateurish service further slanted your take on the pizza. It is possible to have gawd awful service and great food but you got neither. Maybe try it again in a while.

It seems Emmett's management is sensitive to this review. They should take this critique as a guide for improvement.

Poll: Which Standard Burger Toppings Do You Secretly Despise?

I despise mayo on burgers and not secretly.

My Pie Monday: Eggs, Tiger Meat, Cream Cheese, and More!

Tiger meat is the new pepperoni

RedFarm Comes Home to the Upper West Side

Steakcraft: Uncle Jack's Kicks It Old School

Willie Degel owned. He has that Food Network show

Why I Took My European Boyfriend to a New Jersey Chinese Buffet

Come on..... There must be buffets in Norway for people to pig out. I was at a Chinese buffet last week and ate a ton of snowcrab so got my moneys worth. The Chinese food where I live is suburban-mediocre. And this buffet's food is actually better with decent patronage by Asians so it has their stamp of approval. They even have good chow-fun

How Do You Feel About Chicago-Style Pizza in NYC?

Chicago style cheese, sausage and tomato casseroles. It takes 45 minutes to bake these goopy things while NY pizza maestros are cooking thin crust pizzas for a few minutes in super hot ovens. Not just NY but all over.

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