I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen. I have 2 kids who have been eating curry since they could eat it pureed. :)

  • Location: Florida
  • Favorite foods: Curry, rare steak, soups of any sort, and falafel.
  • Last bite on earth: A wonderfully aged steak, rare as rare can be, with some mushrooms and asparagus on the side.

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Rethinking Vinaigrettes: The Case for Dropping the Acid

The ph of soy sauce is about 4.5 (it isn't an if, it is an easy search to find out the level), making it more on the acidity side of things. You're not removing an acid, just making it different than the expected one.

The Comfort Food Diaries: Celery Is My Star

You know what is delicious beyond belief? Braised celery. SWOON. I'm right there with you on that. And I love crunchy plain ole celery with a little fresh lemon.

Eggy Puds: The Breakfast Dish You Didn't Know You Need

No, I knew I needed this. In my heart of hearts. I knew I needed this.

The Case for Bad Coffee

Beautifully written piece. And Sundea: you missed the point; which was the emotional aspect tied to that cheap cup of coffee, the mental muscle memory that came with the 50 cent cup. It certainly brought me back to my grandmother's cup of coffee - with the 4 little creamer containers and 2 sugars. Something she shared. I tear up remembering it, and instead of wanting my fancy cold brew, now I want that. Because I miss her.

The Secrets to Making the Best Shrimp Cocktail

I actually also add some old bay/Chesapeake bay seasoning to the poaching liquid. I cannot resist that stuff.

How to Make Homemade Preserved Horseradish

Considering we just eat it on crackers in our house, this is excellent. I shall be eviscerating our noses soon.

A Killer Vegetarian Fourth of July Menu Even an Omnivore Will Love

True story: I have a friend who abhors eggplant. His favorite thing at our BBQ everytime? The baba ganoush. So, I feel like that is a win for the baba ganoush every time. Best of the dips.

12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make (But Probably Do)

Kenji, any thoughts on the best kind of charcoal to use? Brand/infused/etc.? Plain old?

Grilled Asparagus With Aioli Is the Ultimate Backyard Finger Food

The lazy side of me is so glad @VeganwithaYoyo asked that, because ... well, on quick dinner nights, that's exactly what I am going to do. The tarragon & lemon version looks really perfect for me.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Surviving the Off-Season

This is one of the consistently good, informative and touchings series on Serious Eats.

How to Make a Killer Fully Loaded Iceberg Wedge Salad

I completely concur on the buttermilk in this recipe - it just elevates the dressing and makes it perfect.

The Good Bagel Manifesto

I agree with every single point in this article. All of these things are bagel truths.

What I Ate When I Couldn't Eat Anything: Facing Gestational Diabetes as a Food Lover

I always thank my lucky stars my MFM and OB gave me the green light on sashimi. I would have been lost with out my treats!

Why a Bottle of Japanese Iced Tea is the Ultimate Summer Refresher

Tejava can sometimes be found at Trader Joe's. Those days are happy days for me.

Children of the Corn: Baby Corn, Demystified

Yup - Wegmans in VA has fresh baby corn available all the time! I too have a secret love of niche produce and the weird origins behind them, so I always loved being able to pick up a package. Now I live in FL and no such luck.

Everything You Can Do With a Can of Chipotles in Adobo

Chicken chipotle soup. Easy and quick. Great white northern beans, chicken, chiles in adobo, stock. It can be super-spicy, but it is so warming and delicious.

Onion Rings or Mozzarella Sticks? We Pack BOTH Into the Ultimate Cheesy Baked Bar Snack

Seconding Cary. The fact that no chains have thought of this is amazing. They could have made mint on this.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: The Sounds of Being the Boss

Oh this piece struck me today. Thank you for it. It really was like a music piece.

Forget Totchos, Nugchos, and Spamchos; Steakchos are The Ultimate Nacho Hybrid

In particular I like the step wherein we have to BE you. Not like you, mind us. That's not good enough. Otherwise, the results ... meh.

How to Make the Ultimate Poutine

So, this is complicated, but my love of poutine knows no bounds, so I may actually try this, for sake of having something so good in my stomach. Though, I may do a fancy chicken gravy. :)

Why Sherry Vinegar Deserves to Be Your One True Vinegar

This and tarragon vinegar are definitely my two favorites.


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