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Sal Moriarty

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Last bite on earth: The Chop and Chick from Matt's Big Breakfast in Phoenix.

3 Washington State Breweries You Should Know

I go to Seattle just to get feast on the Mac and Jack's African Amber.

Shredded Pork in Ancho-Orange Sauce (Chilorio) from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

This just looks and sounds amazing.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Camp Bacon Gift Box

Fresh from the oven

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

I keep it simple. Pepperoni and Canadian bacon.

This Pizza Looks Like It Could Eat You!

I think he's owed money from Lonestar.

Cook the Book: 'Mac and Cheese'

This will sound crazy, but I went to Souly Vegan in Oakland, Ca. Vegan soul food? I know, right? Anyway, I ordered their Mac and "Cheese," and it was the some of the creamiest and flavorful M&C I've ever had. My mind was completely blown. It's worth going back just for that.

What's Your Favorite International Soda?

All flavors of Jarritos

New Food Processor

Thanks for all the great suggestions! I'll be busy through the entire weekend!

Video: Julia Child's Auto-Tune Remix

Loved how the created a beat from the chopping and pounding. Wish they could've done that on the Bob Ross video when he "whips the devil" out of his paint brushes.

Shredded Pork in Ancho-Orange Sauce (Chilorio) from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

Carnitas make for one of the best taco fillings: slow braised pork, shredded and then crisped up before serving, is perfect unadorned in a warm corn tortilla. But what if you're looking to take it up a notch? In Pati's Mexican Table, Pati Jinich presents a different version of braised and shredded pork, this time fancied up with orange juice and a fragrant, tangy ancho chile sauce. With a generous pour of apple cider vinegar, the finished dish tastes almost like Mexican pulled pork—and I wouldn't consider that a bad thing. More

Chocolate Decadence Cake

As far as chocolate cakes go, this one is the ultimate in decadence, hence its name. The moist cake is hugged tightly by smooth buttercream, and thick blanket of ganache on top seals the goodness in with a kiss. There's no escaping this cake, so don't even try. More

New York Style Pizza

Note: Using a food processor ensures that your dough is properly developed without over-oxidizing, which can affect flavor. To scale up, make dough in separate batches in food processor. Do not try to process more than one batch at a... More

The Pizza Lab: Three Doughs to Know

We've gone through a lot of pizza styles and recipes here at The Pizza Lab, but I still often get asked "what's the best pizza crust recipe you know?" When I'm in the mood to fire up the grill or heat up the broiler, I might take my time and make a Neapolitan-style lean dough. If I want to relive my childhood without stepping out my apartment door, it's a New York-style. Company coming over and I want to feed a crowd without messing up the kitchen? It's Sicilian-style square pie all the way. Here's a brief run-down on the three recipes that every home pie-maker should have in their arsenal to tackle all manner of pizza-centric circumstances. More

Use Popeye's Chicken Nuggets to Make Awesome Homemade Chinese-American Food

I often find myself craving that crispy, saucy, glazed fried chicken that's ubiquitous on Chinese-American restaurant menus—the stuff used to make General Tso's, or Orange Chicken, or Sesame Chicken, or Americanized versions of Kung Pao Chicken. But frankly, the sauces and vegetables that come with most restaurant versions just ain't very good. Wouldn't it be great if I could just make this stuff for myself at home to suit my own tastes? Yes. The solution is picking up a couple boxes of chicken nuggets from Popeye's to use as the foundation. More

Peanut Butter Cup Pie

This pie is every peanut butter and chocolate lover's dream. A crumbly, chocolate cookie crust cradles smooth and dense peanut butter filling, which is covered with a generous layer of dark chocolate ganache. It's an adult version of the candy classic, and big enough to treat lots of friends. More