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  • Location: Washington

where can a girl drink by herself in this city?

Whew good call, cause after this eighth drink even those frat boys would have to watch out (;

The Food Lab's Asparagus Week, Day 3: Asparagus and Spring Vegetable Risotto

Hmm. I dunno Kenji, "but this time, you wear the tutu."

The Food Lab's Asparagus Week, Day 3: Asparagus and Spring Vegetable Risotto

"...the same thing we do everynight, Pinky. Try to take over the WORLD!"

Our Secret List of Banned Words

Guy Fieri describing food as "money"
Would you call a cheeseburger a quarter?

What's your mushroom of choice?

@Zinnia1
Yum, I would love to get that recipe. My favorites are oyster and chanterelles but I have only ever eaten them freshly foraged. I live in the pacific northwest and they are everywhere, if you know when and where to search. So fun, like digging for delicious gold (:

What's your mushroom of choice?

Ah, just crossed my mind. That fun mushroom that is bound to be referred to in 5...4...3...

Drinking The Bottom Shelf, Valentine's Edition: Life As A Research Coordinator

@Teachertalk
Lol. I know but I'm sure that Will would agree with me (:

Drinking The Bottom Shelf, Valentine's Edition: Life As A Research Coordinator

Emily, you are just as charming as your fiance (plus, between you and me, quite prettier). That was really entertaining, you really should write more for SE.

Tipping for Carry Out?

I don't understand why someone wouldn't tip at least a buck for carry-out. It's never crossed my mind not to. It is a sign of appreciation and when a restaurant is slammed, packing up a to-go order takes more effort and attention than you might think. Anyway, the way I see it is that it's a simple way to say thank you. And those are nice to both give and get, no matter what the situation.

It's that time! Official New Years Resolutions...

resolution: save enough money to eat sushi at least once a week.

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

Skewer a cherry tomato, cube of mozzarella, and a bit of prosciutto and broil it hot and quick.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Chicken noodle soup. Best cold remedy ever.

Taste Test: Instant Mashed Potatoes

jedd63, ah! you're so self-righteous I don't know what to do first, laugh or roll my eyes.

The Great Birthday Eats Conundrum

I want sushi and a lot of it. Actually, that's all I ever want. Especially unagi...heck, if someone else is paying then I'll eat the whole damn eel to myself, happy freaking birthday!

Nutritional yeast: help! I can't get enough.

Hmm, well I definitely eat my share of protein be it meat, seafood, legumes, soy, whatnot. I'm sure my diet could be lacking in some sort of vitamin/nutrient as any usually is, but I'm not too worried about it. I wouldn't say I actually crave nutritional yeast, maybe addicted was too strong a word? I just think it tastes super good. I'm pretty sure it's the whole umami effect...I love Accent sprinkled on popcorn too (:

The Times They are A-Changin'

@lilmynx13
Maybe I'm getting the wrong impression, but your posts come across as really judgemental.
It's ironic that you quote "why so serious?" when you took @starving student's initial post so seriously offensive. I'm hesitant to say this because I don't doubt that you're going to lay into me...but jeez, lighten up. You make me nervous.

Could you OD on your favorite food?

I OD'd on tequila last night, does that count?

Favorite popcorn toppings?

Omg, nutritional yeast. Seriously, it's like topping your popcorn with msg. Speaking of, I have done that too. That little shaker of Accent in my parents' cupboard? It turned my popcorn into crack.

Lots of Dress yourself in The puma company Shoes

...okay, but do they taste good?

Where can we eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in NYC?

@timotheos
You know what, I adore you. At times, these Talk threads seem to turn grumpy and argumentative real quick. Then you chime in with some fair, gentle words of wisdom and opinion. It's a nice change. Cheers to you ( :

You Asked The Food Lab 164 Questions. Here Are 164 Answers

...weird, I never thought that you would be willing to eat dog.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Umm guys, I'm sure the girl is just wearing a very short skirt/shorts/dress with boots. The top of the picture cuts it off, why is that weird?

Although perhaps a hot fudge tasting accompanied by nudity would make sense after all...

Budget wedding reception food help!

Potlatch wedding...the guests bring a dish instead of a gift.

Ed Levine's Caloric Journey, Week 180: All-Star Sandwich Fest Strategies

This post read like simply an advertisement for the upcoming event.

How to diet a fat man?

Well I use a vacuum sometimes, does that also count as a weight-loss tool? I guess I should do more laundry.

How do you dress your salad?

What are your favorite store-bought salad dressings, or do you only make your own? What do you like to top them with?
I am addicted to Annie's Goddess with sunflower seeds, diced avocado and cucumber.

For those of you who have worked with/served food...

A question for those of you that work, or have worked, in the food service industry (restaurants, whatnot)...
What are the most frustrating, ridiculous, irritating or just plain weird situations you've experienced? I'm talking having to do with bosses, customers, co-workers, whatever.
I work at a buffet and just got off an hour ago and dang, it was a frustrating night. Anyway, what's your story?

What are your favorite Talk memories?

What are your most memorable Talk threads from the past few years? I love this portion of Serious Eats and would love to read some of the oldies but goodies that I may have missed during their posting lifetimes.
Got any memorable ones that come to mind?

Do you like buffets...really?

Silly question...
So I work at an all-you-can-eat chinese buffet. I don't eat the food there because it's totally americanized and bland (plus that kitchen, ugh).
Anyway I'm wondering if you are a fan of buffets in general, and if so what kind, or do you actively avoid them?
I don't like em. Too many options, I don't quite know what to do with myself. (:

To Kenji and Dumpling...

Kenji,
I can't even express, especially through written word, how heartbreakingly sorry I am for your loss. Dumpling was crazily lovely and hilarious and painfully adorable and extremely photogenic is the best way possible. Thank you for giving all of us Serious Eaters glimpses into your life with him.

So everyone, what are your fondest memories of Dumpling? Have a favorite halloween outfit that he wore so well? What about one of his famous facial expressions that just always cracked you up and go "Awww!!"?
There are so many, it's hard to pick and choose (:

What's that sexy thing they do?

I'm bored, let's make it interesting...
My boyfriend is a bartender and watching him shake the perfect martini, or even popping a beer with whatever doodad is on hand before I can blink, is pretty hot (:
He's also a damn good cook but that just pisses me off cause I wanna beat him at something, jeez!

So is there anything that your other half does in the kitchen or behind the bar that you find especially attractive?

(SaucyJohnny, this one's for you)
(;

Disordered eating

I am passionate about food but I've had a tough time with it for a good half of my life. It started when I was 11 and I'm almost 24. Postponed puberty, hospitalization, rehab, etc. But all is alright and I'm appreciative because of it, which (finally) leads me to my quite personal question...

Despite your love for it, have you had a tumultuous relationship (or whatever you want to call it) with food? If so, what helped you work through it?

Care to introduce yourself?

One of my favorite things about this great website is the Talk section. I love reading what all y'all have to say and I've learned more than a lot.
I suppose this is nosy, but I'm always curious to know something about the person behind whose commentary I'm reading. Pretty much the questions listed on user profiles, and not very many are filled out.

So my question is, if you feel so inclined, would you like to talk a little about yourself?
Good to meet you in advance (:

Have you ever used a Zelco Brisk Brew?

It's the cutest one-cup coffee maker and I'd never seen one before. After my lovely Nana passed away last week, my parents were sorting through all of her possessions and found the little thing. She and my Papa traveled around the country a lot before having children so I'm sure it came in handy while on the road. I tried it out yesterday and it actually brewed a decent cup.
Out of curiosity, have you heard of and/or used one of these before?

What have you had/want to try at Shopsins?

I've read through the Shopsins menu a few times online and am in awe of how overwhelming it is. I've never been to the restaurant and do not even live in NY, but I am still curious:
What have you eaten at Shopkins before and what did you think of it? What would you choose to order even if you've never been there before?
All the reviews I've read have been about the breakfast/brunch-type dishes and the sandwiches. Have any of you tried the crazy variety of soups, Yin/Yangs, skillets, trays, bowls, veggie options, etc...?

What is it and how do you eat it?

I only eat ice cream out of a mug with a fork or a baby spoon. I'm obsessed with plasticware and I love to drink coffee out of those to-go cups with the plastic lids and tiny straws. I wash and reuse all of these.
What quirky ways do you eat certain foods?

Who likes SPAM?

I've never tried the stuff and am thinking about buying a can, just for the heck of it. I'm not sure how I should cook it, maybe fried up with some eggs?
Anyway, I'm curious...How many of you out there enjoy eating SPAM? What are your favorite ways to prepare it?

Do you hunt?

I eat meat, and I enjoy it. However, I never have and do not want to hunt animals. I'm not opposed to it of course, I'd be a blatant hypocrite if I was. I'm merely curious...how many of you Serious Eaters actually hunt for your food?

Why the lack of contributor profiles?

Okay so, obviously, there are a lot of people writing articles for this site. Am I the only one who would like to know a lil' bit about the person who wrote what I am reading? I always check out profiles and a lot of them aren't filled out at all. I get that. If you are simply a member, no biggie. But if you are working for the website...just seems it should be mandatory to tell readers something about who you are.
Can anyone relate?

What odd foods does your pet love?

My great dane loves steamed broccoli and green beans, and got really excited when I let her finish the rest of my spinach with balsamic vinaigrette the other day (yes she's spoiled, I can't help it!). I actually have to lock my boyfriend's cat out of the room if I eat tator tots because he freaks out like a fiending crackhead.
What strange things does your pet goes crazy for?
Or, in general, got any memorable stories about pets and food?

A question about your questions

Okay, so...
I realize this is not actually food related, it's about the "Talk" forum in general.
Do any of you Serious Eaters get nervous or anxious about posting a question or starting a topic? Every week there seems to be some sort of backlash against certain posters out of disagreement/opposing opinions towards their inquiry or topic in general. Of course it can make for an entertaining read. I am asking if you take an outcome of argumentation into consideration when beginning a thread.
?

What was that weird pine nut pie?

My brother's girlfriend brought home this dessert or type of quiche(?) for Christmas this year. I had a bite and couldn't figure out what it was supposed to be. I should of asked her, duh, but I forgot and am curious if any of you have tried it. It was super dense, heavy, and covered in pine nuts; sort of sweet and savory at the same time. It was gross.
The thing also gave my Mom a nasty bout of food poisoning when she ate some a few days later.
Yeah I could just try to google it, but I like you guys and what you have to say(; Anyway, what is it?

Food Burnout

This week , I am not thrilled with anything in my fridge. I tune into cooking channels to get inspiration and all of the reruns make me shut it off. I am tired of browsing the web....food burnout. I have... More