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How often do you price compare when you shop?

I'm super picky about my condensed milk. La Lechera and Longevity Brand are the two I buy most often. Condensed Filled Milk is a wolf in sheepskin clothing on the store shelves.

Step Out of the Big City Into Petite Crevette

Lunch in the Loop: Devil Dawgs South Loop is Kick Ass

I fear that if I went to Chicago I would probably eat a Chicago dog a day. This place looks awesome.

Where Do the Locals Go for Soul Food in Harlem?

BP, How many times are you going to comment that food in New York is more expensive than where you live?

Cook the Book: 'Yucatán' by David Sterling

Mexico is absolutely on my list.

How to Marinate Meat for Stir Fries

Why would someone wash meat? I don't mean that in a sarcastic or condescending way, I'm genuinely curious.

American Classics: 5 Easy Cereal Treats to Try

Marshmallows, peanut butter and honey nut cheerios are my favorite.

The Food Lab: Bringing Home General Tso's Chicken

0_o what did I just read?

How to Add recipes

A....cookbook? Is that what you're trying to do?

what are your favorite DIY kitchen hacks?

I have a shoebox that I have neatly arranged all my prepped and pressed-flat ingredients in the freezer. It has my pureed and flattened garlic sheets, ginger sheets, sliced galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, cubes of tomato paste, lemon juice and cubes of pork fat. My husband doesn't like the shoebox, but I plan on shoeboxing all of our frozen goods by type so we'll see how that goes.

The Food Lab: Bringing Home General Tso's Chicken

"There is hope for this blog yet with posts like that. Bravo."

Eh? Hope for what exactly?

Deviled eggs

Horseradish! And a scoop of dry mustard. Man, I miss my grandma. Best deviled eggs in the world.

How do you like your hummus?

I like classic hummus with an absolutely smooth and creamy texture.
Trader Joes has a cilantro and jalapeño hummus that's good, but I ate too much of it and now I don't like it anymore.
But good, smooth creamy hummus is my favorite.

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free?

Man, I always hear vegan and gluten free in the same sentence.
Could always go the hummus and veggie tray route.

What to do With a Lot of Whipping Cream

Make shortcake biscuits, and then split one in half, chop a pile of berries, put on the biscuits and then pour some cream over for a fantastic dessert, or breakfast.
Making a big batch of biscuits may use up a ton of your cream right there.

What's for breakfast these days?

Does anyone else like the combo of spicy food and hot coffee? It's one of my favorite things.

What's for breakfast these days?

When I have time, I make jasmine rice and throw a thai omelette on top, drizzled with Thai Siracha. With a cup of strong coffee it's a good contender for my favorite breakfast.
I've also been making granola a lot, so I will often have a bowl with whole milk yogurt or eat it like cereal.
Only on certain weekends do we pull out all the stops and make big breakfasts. Husband doesn't like breakfast, usually.

Serious Entertaining: A 'Game of Thrones' Feast Fit for Kings

I call bullshit. Where's the half-rotted onion eaten with a knife while bleeding out under a tree?

What to Drink This Weekend: Lime-Free Tequila Cocktails

We haven't been able to get limes for a week at my store, but the Mexican market down the road hasn't had a problem.

What is your favourite kosher food?

Blintzes. But since I don't eat sweets anymore, I have to pick something else. Does Israeli Salad count? I love that stuff.

Beginning of the end of food trucks?

Man, Taco Time makes terrible food.
I don't think it's the end, at all. In n' Out has trucks and they send them all over the place in LA. I think it's a savvy move on the part of the restaurants, and I think good trucks will stand the test of time.

Substitution for Korean chili powder in Kimchee

Les, you can also order from hmart if you hate amazon.

City Strip Mall Dining at Cafe 33 Orient in Albany Park

"Bibimbap noodle bowl" doesn't make any sense. The dish is usually called Bibimguksu, because bibim means "mixed up" and "bap" means cooked rice. Guksu are the type of noodles in the picture. I guess they called them bibimbap noodles as a funny descriptor, but it doesn't make sense.

How to Descale Your Automatic Coffeemaker, and Why You Should

So, I have a French Press and an electric kettle. It's the Capresso that the SE office uses, the glass one with the domed heating element. I would like to clean deposits off of it, but how would I do so?

What to do With Leftover Condensed Milk

Oh, and a bowl of fresh fruit and crumbled homemade granola is great with a drizzle of condensed milk.

How often do you price compare when you shop?

My husband and I were grocery shopping the other day and I saw condensed milk was on sale, 3 for 5 dollars. We use condensed milk in our coffee and so it's a daily staple in our house.
He mentioned that he never pays attention to how much things cost like that. When I exclaim that this bag of jasmine rice is a good deal or stock up on coconut milk, he shrugs, happy to pick things up at any price.
Working at Trader Joe's, I see customers carefully examining the price of everything they touch, and some who just toss everything in the cart without a second thought.
So how do you shop? Do you price compare? Stock up on staples when they're on sale? Go to the market once a week only? Stop in daily?

Crack that curry! But why?

So, I follow Leela of She Simmers and have read some excellent literature from her and elsewhere on the proper method of making Thai Curries.
First, fry the coconut cream, then add the curry paste and fry until the oil separates and the curry cracks.
Finally, after attempting this forever, I got my curry to crack properly. I am pleased with myself.
Now, my husband, being a skeptic (I am too, but to a lesser extent) demanded to know why you crack the curry.
And I can't find an answer! I contacted Leela directly via her Facebook page, but all she said was that cracking it was correct and there was a reason for it, but she didn't say what. So what's the actual reason?

What is Mezcal? (Not the drink)

So, my husband brought home a chunk of something called Mezcal from Gonzalez Northgate Market. It appears to be a chunk of agave, smoked or steamed.
We can't find anything about it online. He just tore some strips off of it and ate it, and he really loves it. For me, I can't eat it because the smoky smell makes me feel like my throat is going to close up.
So, what is this stuff exactly and what does one do with it? It's very sweet.

Onions and digestive issues.

So, I've realized that I have a hard time digesting onions. Green onions seem to treat me okay as do garlic and leeks.
Cooking without onions is not an option to me. Too many delicious foods require onions.
But, does anyone have any suggestions for aiding the digestion of onions? I am not allergic to them, they just make my guts bubble and ache. Anyone else have this...unpleasantness?

MediaForce Ads

Hi Serious Eats! I'm a huge fan and I love the site, but I am very sad you are bringing in the Media Force ads. I'd rather see ads for Pilsbury or Illy or anything else other than "WE CAN'T STOP STARING AT THIS TESTOSTERONE SUPPLEMENT" and so on.
I understand that ads are a contentious part of the site and I am fine with seeing ads, sponsored posts and the like, but the MediaForce ads are just trashy looking and horrible.

What words are great for describing food?

We've all complained about ooey, unctuous, and moist, but what words make you want to eat something?
For me, I always want to make a recipe if the writer suggests I serve it with "plenty of" anything. "Plenty of hot coffee," or "plenty of steamed rice." That always gets me ready to cook.
What words make you hungry?

Great Fish Tacos in Long Beach?

Boyfriend and I are going to Orange County in September. This will be boyfriend's first visit to southern California as an adult, and I want him to try a really good fried fish taco. I've had them at Baja Fish and Rubio's, but is there somewhere better I should be taking him?
We're going to have a car and be mobile. I've also spent a large amount of time in SoCal, so I'm fairly familiar with the area.

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