@Prawo Jazdy *JKLA*, you dope!
I'm not a huge fan of American cheese, but I'm with KJLA on how damn good & RIGHT it is on a burger.
Now, what's the story with adding annatto to Cheddar in Wisconsin, NY, Oregon, and damn near anywhere else in the US except Vermont? (woo hoo, no Trump-colored cheese!)
Agreed, @mikelipino - I'd love to see more food history (and more long form pieces too, please) as well!
Rent a gas-powered pressure washer, clamp the handle of the grater in a heavy-duty bench vise, and blast away with hot water. Works like a charm.
When's SE going to get a spam-reporting/flag button? Sheesh...
@sloop of war - your comment displays a nearly-complete lack of understanding of beer and fermentation, and indicates you may have a problem with reading comprehension.
I'm no dairy farmer, but I don't think you'll get any milk from virgin bovines, angelic or not.
@OutdoorsDan - that sounds fantastic! Campari improves soooo many things, at least to my bitter-inclined palate.
No snakebite? For shame.
Equal parts hard cider & your favorite lager. I'm partial to Etienne Dupont Brut (probably the easiest-to-find French farmhouse cider in North America) & Kronenbourg or Dab.
@vron nice spam, dude.
@Ananonnie - have at it: http://www.seriouseats.com/search?term=ropa+vieja&site=all
@CTMike - I'm looking forward to the sure-to-be-blockbuster "JKLA vs The Goulash Guardians of the Galaxy: Behind the Paprika Curtain"
@Calisgone - you're not only semi-literate, unfunny, and kinda racist, but also wildly and impressively incompetent. That's quite a feat to both burn AND undercook your Beef Wellington. I'm surprised that you're able to use the internet.
I've made this recipe 4 times now, and it came out damn near perfect each time. You definitely suck at life.
@ An Angry Dog - the author made no such claim, just helped establish a depressing ambiance.
"His room overlooked a vacant parking lot on one side and the interstate on the other; the boxy expanse of a mobile home park unfolded in the distance."
Luosha - I like the way you think! I wonder how that approach works for celery, which often wildly overstays its peak in my crisper.
I'd stay far, far away from the Brinkmann. 6 years ago, my parents bought a 5-burner one that appears to be the same model featured above, and it was apparent from Day 1 that the build quality was very, very low - considerably less than Charbroil's $99 basic models. During the second summer of grilling, there were numerous material & control failures. This wasn't due to neglect or misuse - it never stays out in the rain, gets cleaned properly, etc; my folks take their outdoor cooking very seriously & are rather frugal - their first 22" Weber charcoal kettle lasted 36 years before finally succumbing to rust.
Too bad this doesn't call for another type of cooking vessel - "Boy Does it Wok in This Fiery Salad" would have been a much better title!
(I'll show myself out now)
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@karrock & gibizugbe - fried, spiced Xi'anese potatoes! Slightly more than halfway down the page: http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/08/what-to-eat-xian-muslim-quarter-china.html
Good stuff! I'm not a huge fan of more traditional cranberry sauce, and this was an excellent twist on the classic version.
@jlintz - the Recipe Box is going away.
@badseed1980 - "Gaze or grope?" Love that!
I am amused that this manners column tends to elicit the rudest, most strident comments of any on Serious Eats. But I guess the federally-mandated requirement of reading Manners Matter in order to enjoy the rest of SE is an onerous one, thus deserving of such vigorous protestation.
Barf. Too many bad memories of both mom's made-from-scratch version & truly hideous variants from the school cafeteria (Vermont in the 70s/80s, knew it as both goulash & Amer. Chop Suey). It's one of those rare dishes where the total is far less than the sum of its parts, despite the fact that I'm generally a fan of everything involved.
Oh good, the pho snobs have made an appearance! And bonus points for trotting out the "(insert race/cultural group) rarely eat there, so it must be bad" argument. That's always accurate.
No mention of Than Brothers? Even if their pho isn't the best, the fact that you get dessert first makes up for it. They're a freakin' pho institution in Seattle, fer crying out loud!