Too often, when perusing a bar or restaurant’s beer menu, I shake my head and think to myself. . . This list makes absolutely no sense. You name it, I’ve seen it: months old seasonals, all objectively terrible ‘local’ beers, lists littered with fake craft beers […]
You may not know what matzoh ball soup is, but let me assure you that it’s basically just really, really ridiculously tasty chicken soup. With the fluffiest dumplings. It’s perfection. M-Boh comes from Jewish routes, so naturally when we started dating we began learning about […]
I’m a gadget minimalist in the kitchen – thoroughly in the camp that believe a sharp knife is all you really need.
However, there is one lone kitchen uni-tasker, that for approximately $3, is worth every penny to me.
No, I’m not talking about a garlic press. Those things are way too annoying to clean. Plus, in the case of minced garlic, a good slap of your chef’s knife will get that pesky skin off no problem (and get you halfway minced too).
But what happens when you don’t want to mince your garlic? You want it thinly sliced and golden, sauteéd with green beans or as a garnish for creamy cauliflower soup. For even the most adept cook, it’s difficult to get just the right amount of knife pressure with the slap technique to avoid pulverizing the whole thing.
While I love the idea of that Saveur garlic shaking video that’s made the rounds in the past, I personally had very little luck with the technique. When you’re only looking for one or two cloves of garlic, I find my preferred tool much easier and just as fast. (more…)
You know you’ve done something right with your lunch when everyone that walks by oggles your food and says, “Oooo, what’s THAT?” There are a bunch of variations on these cup-o-noodle style, just add water noodle jars, like this one from Food 52, or this […]