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Win a Copy of 'Plenty More'

Strawberries and cream. Technically not a fruit!

Harder time justifying the dairy though.

Bake the Book: The Model Bakery Cookbook

People, of course. Chocolate isn't safe for dogs.

How to preserve dried New Mexico chiles in Washington state

You ought to see the slugs here come summertime. They can barely drag their bloated bodies through the mist.

Poll: What's the Farthest You've Gone for Pizza?

My family likes to regularly drag me to Pizza Hut. Time and distance are related, right?

The Food Lab Lite: The Best Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

@Keifster:

> Voluntarily reads The Food Lab
> Complains about the science

Gods help us if someone so much as gifted you a mixer.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

I know Serious Eats has a somewhat informal workplace environment, but couldn't you have made the bear wear pants?

Hometown Barbecue Sings the Ballad of Beef Ribs

@Max: Thanks for the barbecue differentiation! Less concerned now and more hungry.

Ask the Food Lab: What's the Point of Bay Leaves?

Would you ever want to use fresh bay leaves when cooking? If their menthol flavor feels too pronounced, would they work in a use other than, say, bay-mint ice cream?

Hometown Barbecue Sings the Ballad of Beef Ribs

As someone enticed by meat but unused to barbecue, are the ribs supposed to appear so charred? Grill marks are but one thing...

Favorite cut of beef for...

Everyone's claimed the meaty bits and the tongue, so I'll take the tendon. No, really!

Zero-Calorie Food Tricks--

As for an actual tip, simmering bananas with their peels on will keep them from turning brown. Their peels will darken, but the interior will taste fresh. Just in case you're sick of banana bread, though I can't imagine why.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

@Kenji: I won't argue with Good Science. Inherent Cute prevails.

(I at first mistook Hambone's tongue for reverse Bugs Bunny teeth. I swear I'm already a card-carrying member of the Puppy Folds Club.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

@eliza422 Calling in @Kenji, Crusader against Bad Science -- or will his love for dogs get in the way of academic integrity?

Delicious And Healthy Home-Made Salad Dressings

@mcwolfe: That's a relief. I just tossed a batch of cassava and almond salad with this dressing, but I wanted a second opinion on the recipe. We already consume so many toxins from processed foods.

What are you giving up?

I'd list Lent, but you can't give up what you never took.

Roast Lamb Head

I can't find it either, but alternative recipes on the head suggest removing the eyes and tongue and parboiling the head before roasting.

You can treat the tongue as stated in the Nasty Bits, but I'm not sure about the eyes. Chichi's spirit might leave her body hanging to visit you if you simply discarded them though. Worst comes to the worst, you can terrify your neighbors by running around, bloodied skull in one hand, a swinging set of eyes in the other. You'll go viral, I promise.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Hambone mid-yawn would not be out of place in a radioactive, post-apocalypse.

Slice Your Cake and Stack It, Too, With the Zenker Cake Slicing Kit

While not always feasible, cutting circles out of pan-sheets would be far more economical and versatile, though I still oddly want this set for that one-in-a-hundred baking session.

Zero-Calorie Food Tricks--

@grapist: If your weed accidentally contaminated your food then it doesn't count as an ingredient.

I'd suggest taking a whiff from the molecular gastronomy movement and foaming up your foods with nitrous oxide. Or just skip the food and huff straight from the organic, all-natural source.

(Don't huff away from the organic, all-natural source.)

Chain Reaction: We Try Subway's Flatizza

@Dennis: Almost as thankful as we are for Flatizzas.

Try saying the plural form three times fast.

A Chinese Mother's Fix-All Herbal Remedy

In your pre-traumatized youth -- perhaps accompanied by a perpetually impromptu rendition of "Under the Sea" -- did you ever see a rehydrated seahorse unfurled?

No, really. In all seriousness. Science demands an answer.

The Vegan Experience: Crispy Kung Pao Tofu

Any chance of a vegan General Tso's to complete this savorably inauthentic meal? A leading dish has to have a rival.

Mystery Dish

If it's not too late, channel your inner Kenji and top your peas and meat scraps with stuffing waffles.

A Tale of Two Fried Rices in Seattle

@Peanut1: Scurvy for one, it is.

@JacobEstes: Yet what does it say about us that Chico-a-Loco has been the most on-topic?

Meet and Eat: Ashley Tam, Spring Editorial Intern

Requesting an example of aggressive food-induced crowdsourcing in a future slideshow. Bonus points if not in a slideshow.

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