It was with no small amount of excitement that multiple friends—from die-hard pizza aficionados in New York City to fellow expats who have been living a rather bleak, pizza-less existence—barraged me with the news that Motorino was opening its first international outpost here in Hong Kong. Needless to say, I was eager to see how the famed New York pizzeria was faring in its early weeks abroad.
A Rachel sandwich—hot pastrami on rye with swiss cheese, cole slaw, and Thousand Island dressing—made with fried New Jersey pork roll in place of the pastrami.
"Can you start cooking pasta in cold water? If not, why not?" If you're a long-time reader of The Food Lab, you might remember an article I wrote that addresses this very question a few years back. I feel it's important enough to warrant a recap.
If your weekend was anything like mine, it may have included one (or two?) too many margaritas. To help perk up your Monday morning, here's a selection of some of my very favorite coffee videos: I always play through this caffeinated list when I'm feeling a little bit, shall we say, sluggish to start.
If you're feeling a little flush and are looking for something delicious and new to blow that extra dough on, why not put it toward shipping and handling on a bag of beans roasted by one of these three exceptional overseas coffee artisans?
We've read both sides of the story here, many times over. Customers complain about "hipster" baristas who are too cool, too slow, or too lecturey. Baristas complain about customers who breach line etiquette, don't understand what a macchiato is, or order espresso to go. Coffee-loving friends, listen to me: We can and should peacefully coexist across the counter. Here's how.
For those who plan to "rough it" during holiday, or anyday, travels, bringing your own brewing gear keeps getting easier. Whether you're crazy-passionate about coffee or just really want a decent start to the day, whether you're sharing with your family or steeping behind closed doors so as not to offend your mom, here are 5 compact, lightweight, durable coffee solutions you can totally fit in your bag to avoid terrible bad-coffee emergencies anywhere.