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The Food Lab: How To Make a Foie Gras Torchon (Secret Technique Inside!)

I can't seem to find a website, but Pleasant Valley Farms in Puyallup, WA does foie gras as well. I believe it's a pretty new operation, at least w/the foie. We tasted some in class (I go to Seattle Culinary Academy) a couple of weeks ago, and it was crazy delicious. Of course, it's the only foie I've eaten to date, so I have no comparison. ;)

Why Do Some Folks In The Drinks Industry Like Cheap Beer?

I work at an Italian restaurant, and we have a few good beers on tap, and then Peroni in the bottles. It's the cheap beer of our restaurant, and these are definitely the ones getting passed down the line on a hot night.

Introducing: Jeni Britton Bauer Ice Cream Week

You guys should really check out Parfait Ice Cream in Seattle. While the flavors aren't as adventurous, the ones they choose to make are really solid and well executed. I believe they're doing online ordering and pint-shipping now, too...

How To Tell If A Coffee Will Taste Good

When the bubbles are big enough for me to be able to distinguish one from another...I know the foam will not be the velvety heaven I'm always hoping for.

Latte Art: How to Draw a Rosetta on Your Coffee

Sweet! I've been *shown* how to do this, but not with such detailed instruction and explanation of the steps! Thank you! Imma try this out today when I get to work. :)

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Easter Candy

Don't forget the chocolate covered & candy coated malt ball eggs!

Reese's eggs are definitely my favorite, though. And I really do think the ratio of peanut butter : chocolate is better than the regular cup. But which end does one start from? The skinny top or the fat bottom?

When Is It OK to Order Domino's?

I consider myself very lucky to live in a good pizza delivery zone. I spent a good chunk of my early adulthood eating Pizza Hut & Domino's (I worked at PH and my best friend's boyfriend worked at D's), and I hope I'm done with it. Pagliacci is my preferred Seattle pizza chain, and the closest location is a 3 min drive away. :)

Food For Thought: Xiao Long Bao and Authenticity in Food


It makes me happy that someone has written about this so in-depth.

International Face Off: Nutella

Well, that explains why I couldn't handle Nutella as much here as I did abroad...I thought it was just that my teeth had become more sensitive to sugar... :(

Video: Strong Bad Pizza Joint

Who's always giving Strong Bad a hand? ...The Cheat, The Cheat... Who's always messin' up Homestar's plans? ...The Cheat, The Cheat... Who's gonna start a rock 'n' roll band? ...The Cheat, The Cheat... Who's "Making out with Marzipan"? ...The Cheat, The Cheat...

That's the Spirit: Art in the Age Root, Snap, and Rhuby Liqueurs

The Rhuby sounds like all my hopes and dreams...bottled. Trying that ASAP!

We Tried Every Trader Joe's "Trader Moon" Wine

The Honey Moon is my go-to wine, when I want something under 10 bucks. It turned me on to the viognier grape, and I'm a fan for life, I think.

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout Is Worth the Hype

That sounds like one of the Best Things (let alone Beers) EVER.

So what did you have for Christmas breakfast?

Eggs, bacon, and the Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls. We usually have the ones from a can, so this was a delicious step up this year! ;)

What food/cooking items did you get for Christmas?

A salad spinner, a potato ricer, and a shiny sexy food scale!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

Well...besides bacon...I'd say guanciale! The first time I had it, it was on a pizza. It was a magical substance that had the texture of poultry meat, but the glorious taste of bacon.

Have Holiday Help Hotlines Outlived Their Usefulness?

I'm with marchpane. At first, that's what I thought this post was going to be, lol. Of course...the multi-part food lab answers series was prett damn thorough...and I'd guess that Kenji has his own stuff to be doing the day before Thanksgiving.

The Food Lab's Apple Pie, Part 2: Perfect Apple Pie Filling

I'm with @hcfoo22...won't some flavor leach out into the water?

Cakespy: Mellowcreme Pumpkin Cake

Yes! The pumpkins totally trump the corn at my house!

Find a Use or Let it Sit?

I try to find a use...*usually*. I see it as a challenge and might even make something up to experiment.

Sometimes, though, I get distracted by stuff and forget about it anyway. Especially if it's something that gets shoved in the fridge one day, and the next day someone goes grocery shopping and shoves more stuff in front of it...

Pizza Delivery and the Economics of Reputation

The average pizza eater probably wouldn't notice or care enough...but there would definitely be some people unfamiliar with WFO pizzas who would be taken aback (and/or grossed out) by the inevitable sogginess, which would most likely result in a lost customer. In the end, it's up to the individual pizzeria. If they think their crust can stand up to a 10-20 min delivery, and they're not worried about a few lost customers in exchange for a few new ones, they should go for it. I, personally, would not (under normal circumstances, at least) order a WFO pizza for delivery, and would only order it as takeout if I were just bringing it to the park across the street.