edmund dantes

  • Location: chicago
  • Favorite foods: burgers
  • Last bite on earth: Bleu cheese bacon burger and a chocolate malted

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3 Simple Yucat√°n-Style Condiments to Spice Up Taco Night

Muchas gracias amigo. Allergy question for you: what can I use as a substitute for oranges. My wife is allergic to oranges, which means I can't add zest, juice, pulp, etc... to some of my favorite recipes.She has no problems with other citrus, just oranges.

The Comfort Food Diaries: In Praise of the Chicago Hot Dog

Detective: ... Don't tell me this $#!T's gettin' to ya. Not Harry Callahan. Say it ain't so.
Harry Callahan: ... No, this stuff isn't gettin' to me... that doesn't bother me a bit...But you know what does bother me?
Burly Detective: What?
Harry Callahan: You know what makes me really sick to my stomach?
Burly Detective: What?
Harry Callahan: Is watching you stuff your face with those hot dogs. Nobody, I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot dog.

Sudden Impact

Easy Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Could you clarify the chicken measurements? 1 pound is 454 grams. 1100 grams would be about 2.5 lbs.

Crimes Against Pizza: An Opinionated Guide to Not Messing Up Your Pie

If thick tomato soup and generic mozzarella on a folded piece of cardboard is what New Yorkers call pizza, then I'll happily stick with the casserole (or lasagna in bread dough) I get from my local pizza thrower in Roscoe Village, Chicago.

Pass the Ketchup: How to Make Better Mexican-Style Shrimp Cocktail

This could be sacrilege, but I substitute generic taco sauce for half the ketchup.

Grilled Scallion Pancakes

Any preferred dipping sauces for these?

The Good Bagel Manifesto

Not a single mention about pizza bagels? Jesus Marimba!

Oven-Baked Strawberry-Chipotle Wings With Avocado-Blue Cheese Dip

Would any berries work for this? My wife can't stand strawberries. (I promise, it's her only fault!)

Mustard and Dreams: What It Takes to Run a Hot Dog Stand in Chicago

Dirty Harry said it best:
Nobody, I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot dog!

Chili Cheese Dog Grilled Cheese

Attention Chicago diners (with Detroit roots) The Diag Bar & Grill (Southport & George) makes a foot long version with chopped onions and yellow mustard for a true Coney Island meets Grilled Cheese fantasy. Incredibly tasty. Plus they have great beer on draft with which to wash it down!

Over-the-Top Creamed Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Not to be negative, but adding butter, cream, cheese, and bacon to almost anything will make it more than palatable. Won't the b-sprouts be lost in the smoky/creamy decadence? Thanks.

21 Halloween Candies We're Hoarding

Krankys. Think chocolate covered frosted flakes. I find them at the Mexican super markets.

Win a Copy of 'Ovenly'

Chocolate chip Cookies with sea salt topping

The Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

Bartoli's is right around the block from me and I walked in to grab a quick slice. They asked if I wanted it heated. When I said no, they explained to me the best way to re-heat it at home. They will also ask you if you want your pizza sliced before delivery. Their theory (and I'll back it up) is that when a pizza is cut the sauce and juices will seep through and make the bottom of the crust soggy. In the end, they make great pizza and I find the sauce to be well balanced.
Bacino's does make the best stuffed (Spinach is my pref).

What's the Difference Between Tex-Mex and Mexican Food?

I think Bayless was an Anthropology major in college and went to mexico to study the culture. This would explain his deeper take on food, its origins, and its authenticity. In reference to many comments about authenticity being a snapshot of food in time/space, Bayless' restaurant Topolobampo has been running tasting menus from certain eras in Mexico, e.g. pre-Columbian, Mexico City in 1700, etc...

The 12 Best Places to Brunch in Chicago

Pass Endgrain (terrible customer service and mediocre coffee) and hit Gather, a bit farther up Lincoln. The Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Bun is awesome!
Despite Rachel Ray's endorsement, we still go to Kitsch'n for Green Eggs and ham and the Chilaquiles.

The Food Lab: Maximize Flavor by Ultra-Smashing Your Burger

And washed down with Vernor's? Awesome! Totally awesome! All right, Hamilton!

We Eat Our Way Through An Epic Four-Day Indian Wedding Feast

One year removed from attending a "small" wedding - 1300 people - in Chandigharr. There were 100 different foods to eat. However, the best meal we had, during the week's worth of ceremonies, was during the Engagement Party. In the groom's family backyard, they had arranged 20 or so street vendors to serve. All of the smells, over which my wife and I had been drooling in the market places, were now cleared for consumption (by our protective hosts.) Goat brain curry, daal machni, kulfi, et al... All served with Kingfisher beer! Incredible!

Staff Picks: What's Your Recipe Deal-Breaker?

All I know is that I'm going out to buy a deep fryer, stand-up mixer, and pomegranate molasses.


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