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The Best Chinese Orange Chicken

Made this tonight. A real adventure. After making the marinade, I realized I was going to be short of cornstarch. Ran to the store, picked up 2 boxes, and made the dry coating and sauce. When I added the "cornstarch" to the sauce, it started foaming up. Ugh! I grabbed baking soda which was right next to the cornstarch. So back to the store and started over on coating and sauce.

I thought the sauce needed some more bite, so I added 4 tbs more vinegar, a chile de arbol, and a 1/2 tsp of Szechuan peppercorns. The sauce recipe is so superior to take out! Best part, though, is the chicken coating. the moistened flour/cornstarch technique produces such an amazing crunchy crust!

As always, thanks Kenji!

Win a Copy of 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

Pork shoulder, low and slow in the WSM until it's done

A Closer Look at Your Italian Bakery's Cookie Case

I hate butter/spritz cookies - too dry, too simple, to boring. But they are the predominant items at most Italian bakeries. Obvious as to why - they are undoubtedly not very labor intensive, being extruded from a "spritzer." Always strikes me as lazy baking.

Win a Copy of 'Vibrant Food'

Romanesco Cauliflower, raw.

How to Make the Crispiest Shredded Hash Browns

The only thing else I might try is based on Kenji's french fries recipe. Boil in water with some added vinegar first. That's supposed to keep the crispness. I wonder if a splash of vinegar before nuking would work.

The 11 Best Things I Ate During My Cross-Country Road Trip

I'm jealous - toured China in 1986 on a backpackers budget. Try to make it to Lhasa if you can!

PS: please reverse engineer the Hays House chicken fried steak.

Hot Dog Taste Test: Chicago's Vienna Beef vs. New York's Sabrett

Sahlen's, over charcoal. Nothing better.

Win a Serious Eats Edition KettlePizza Baking Steel Combo for Father's Day!

My Dad loved pepperoni pizza from Pizza by DiRose in Buffalo. A very long time ago!

How to Make Foolproof Blitz Puff Pastry

Any benefit to additional folds, or does that gum up the works?

Cook the Book: 'Simple Thai Food' by Leela Punyaratabandhu

Kenji's NYC Bucket List: What I'll Miss Most

You're going to love SF. Great city, great FOOD city.

The Best Way to Grill Hot Dogs

@A Serial Cereal Eater and android:

Nothing beats a chargrilled Sahlens dog with the works (and that means Ted's Hot Sauce).

Does Seasoning in Stages Make a Difference?

Your last word of warning about taking into account the reduction of the liquids is huge. One of the harder things to judge.

How to Make Gorditas With Masa

I meant tortilla, of course. Taco Bell's reinvention of Mexican food into cheap carbs.

How to Make Gorditas With Masa

Everyone knows a Gordita is a corn taco wrapped in a flour taco, wrapped in another crispy corn taco.

Snapshots From Turkey: Kenji's Best Bites From Istanbul

We have some great Turkish joints in Deer Park that have Lachmacun. Flatbread with minced lamb, and the onions/sumac/parsley/spice dust mixture you mentioned. Did you come across these in Istanbul, or is it a more regional thing?

The New Anova Precision Cooker Promises to Be the Best, Most Cost-Effective Sous-Vide Solution on the Market

Got in at $139. Feel like I'm playing the stock market in the '90's!

Cook the Book: 'Coi' by Daniel Patterson

An Open Letter to Serious Eaters

Keep the Food Lab and I'm happy.

The Food Lab: The New Reversible Baking Steel/Griddle is Not Just for Pizzas

ow for the ultimate multi-tasking dream gadget - make this to fit (removeably) in the PizzaKettle so it can do double duty.

Gramercy Tavern's Must-Eat Lemon Sherbet

Locally grown lemons? Greenhouse or freeze hardy?

Say Hello to Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding in Park Slope

Damn autocorrect. Anglaise.

Say Hello to Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding in Park Slope

I make chocolate babka bread pudding, and it is delicious. Have to go with 1/2 babka 1/2 challah mix or it is too dense and sweet. Serve with creme angle use.

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

What about using a baking steel on top of the range?

Open Thread: What's at the Top of Your Pizza Wish List?

It's right in your picture, and I don't mean the pizza.

Good Pizza near Fairmont Hotel SF

Hi. I'm going to need to ensliceafy about 70 hungry sommeliers prior to the main dinner of a wine event at the Fairmont in San Francisco.

It's to tide them over till later, but I'd like to get them something pretty good and relatively close. Delivery would be a plus. Probably 20 pies.

Any ideas?

Sort Searches?

Is there a way to sort searches? Specifically, I generally want to sort by date (when I remember an article from more or less recently but can't find it). Can't seem to do it, and I wind up going through page after page browsing search results.

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