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How We Cooked a Jewish-Asian Christmas

Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Kah Gai) From 'Everyday Thai Cooking'

nice recipe - i'm getting an error message when i try to pin it though.

Video: How to Poach Eggs, the Foolproof Method (Really!)

never had a problem poaching eggs with the vortex + vinegar. tried this and lost 3 eggs - they came out so slippery. they looked pretty on the floor though.

Win Two VIP Tickets to Cochon 555 on February 10th

nan xian steamed pork buns, no doubt.

NYC Events for the Weekend and Beyond

the bitters and esthers class is fantastic! they take you through all the steps and really leave you feeling confident to take on home brewing. my bf and i tried our first homebrew the next week and called the shop to ask questions, and they were super helpful.

The Nasty Bits: Trotters Tom Yum

how did you know that i was musing about how best to use up the trotters in my freezer this morning??

Lunch Today: Veal Heart Anticuchos at Morocho

these are soooo good. i wish i could get my homemade heart to be this tender!

Lidia Bastianich's Shopping Guide to Italian Ingredients in Queens

this is awesome. love lidia, and love sorriso's. their homemade hot soppresata is amazzzing.

i'll have to check some of the others out too.

One Dozen Trader Joe's Eggs, Each with a Double Yolk

@adam - i stumbled here from the 'other things like this' button after reading kenji's host rant. odd.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

From Behind the Bar: On Speed

i rarely comment, but just want to chip in that i love this series, especially the tone and consideration given to each entry.

Bottom Shelf Beer: New Shock Top Flavors

i am in love with your writing style. 'Plus Hoegaarden's expensive during sad hours' made me grin ear to ear.

i like spicy wheat beers, allagash white is awesome, don't know if leffe blonde technically counts but it's still one of my favorites.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

the day that i made the fake shack for my dad. it was quite the revelation :)

Memorial Day Grilling Giveaway: Win This Delicious Cap of Ribeye

Cook the Book: 'The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook'

definitely don and roger drinking all the martinis and downing all the oysters, then running up the stairs.

Heart of the House: Orlando Sanchez, Butcher Bar

everything we've gotten from butcher bar has been great! didn't know they had a back deck though.

The Vegan Experience Day 28: Final Thoughts As a Part-Time Vegan

It's definitely been interesting to read. I've been on a similar journey this month, in the opposite direction (adapting a paleo lifestyle). The most surprising part to me is how much it's lined up with yours. I think that speaks to restrictive diets in general, as you previously mentioned.

I would also like to see more creative recipes involving fish. I've got sauteeing and roasting down, let's mix it up a bit!

Also, it was very cruel of you to go vegan right after I got my sous vide supreme. More sous vide recipes please!!!

The Vegan Experience, Day 27: Vegan Fast-Food Options

i think i'm most sad to learn that the mcdonalds fries are made with animal-based flavorings. didn't we lose the beef tallow-fried fries to appease the vegetarians? now what is the point of using rancid vegetable oil if the vegetarians can't even eat them?!?

Spice Hunting: How to Increase Your Spice Tolerance

@thesteveroller - oh man, now i'm not going to get anything done at work until i read that entire post. so cool!

Cocktail Trend: More Than A Dash of Bitters

@will gordon - we bought some at our local key food a few months ago, so i guess they can sell them!

you can also find specialty bitters at the union square wine store, and in some brooklyn ones as well.

The Vegan Experience, Day 4: What Cuisine Types Are Most Vegan-Friendly?

i love the timing of this series - i just started my transition on monday to a primal diet. kind of opposite directions, but i've already noticed some similarities between your experience and mine (eating out with friends and explaining the decision come to mind). i'm interested to see how you feel after the month!

good luck!

Dinner Tonight: Spaghetti with Thyme-Chile Celeriac Puree

came out really nice! i added a little rice wine vinegar at the end for some acidity. would have used lemon juice if i had any!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

A little cream, no sugar for most. For really good coffee, I go black.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

canning safety question

hi everyone! i'm looking for some advice from seasoned canners (i'm only in my second year of doing this). i made peach butter overnight mon (finished in the crock pot tuesday morning), following the instructions here: http://www.foodinjars.com/2009/09/fruit-butters-peaches-pears-and-apples/

i was unexpectedly out of the house last night, and i'm wondering if it would still be safe to process the butter in jars tonight? it's been covered and refrigerated since it finished. would i just heat the butter back up before filling the jars? i've never done it in a more than one step process, so i just want to make sure that i'm careful. thanks in advance for your help!!

caitlin

looking for restaurant recommendations in atlantic city

hi everyone! the boyfriend and i are escaping tonight to atlantic city and i was wondering if anyone had any restaurant recommendations. we'll be staying in the borgata but i'm not sure that i want to eat in the casino (price, quality, etc.). i've only been to ac once before and had a pretty bad meal in a casino, so i'm looking to not repeat that. also, i tried to make a reservation at dock's oyster house but apparently they are on vacation until tomorrow :(

thanks in advance for your help!!!!

gift suggestion for 12-year old

hi everyone. clearly this is last minute, but i need to find a gift for my little cousin, who currently wants to be a pastry chef when she grows up. we always bake together around the holidays, and she really enjoys it. i'm not sure what to get her. i'm leaning away from a cookbook, since i live 2 hours away from her and the adults in her house aren't likely to help her try the recipes. she's twelve and not cutesy. i bought her an easy bake oven last year - she really liked it but got very frustrated with using it. my original idea was to purchase baking classes for the two of us, but in nyc they're too expensive and in pa they're nonexistent. i would really appreciate any suggestions!

since we're not going to do the classes, which my father was going to chip in on, my budget is now $25 (i'm an americorps volunteer and have no money haha). thanks for your help!

Cook the Book: Sriracha Deviled Eggs 

There was no doubt in my mind that adding Sriracha mayo to deviled eggs would be a great success. These guys didn't disappoint. Spiciness from the the Sriracha was countered by the lightly sour heat of the Dijon, and rounded out by the richness of the egg yolks and mayo. They're addictively pop-able—eggy, spicy, salty and satisfying. More