10 ingredients to fancy up your meals Sure, you can follow a recipe and whip up something elaborate when you want to show off. But you don’t do that every day. We don't do that every day. Nobody does that every day. We all look at what in the stores on the way home, or check out the sagging vegetables in the crisper and improvise. That's what professional chefs do, too – when they don't order take-out. America's Regional Hot Dog Styles As we head into the 4th of July weekend, hot dogs are everywhere. They're on our grill and on our plates. They're on our TVs (the annual hot dog eating contest on ESPN). And this being Serious Eats, they're on our mind. Let's discuss. We bring you Serious Eats' definitive guide to America's regional hot dog styles.
Top 10 Skills to Master Your Grill @jonny6pak: AFAIC, marinades are NEVER the way to go. I've never had a piece of meat that was somehow made better by soaking it in something. A brine will help tenderize and will flavorize to the extent that you like salt (and yes is much better than any marinade I've had), but honestly, I think a good homemade rub is all you need 99.9% of the time. Infographic: A Cheat Sheet For Grilling Out It’s surprisingly easy to cook a single piece of meat perfectly every time. If you can’t eyeball it, you can simply use a thermometer. But what can get quite a bit more difficult is juggling a few different proteins--bone-in chicken breasts, brats, and burgers--on a jam-packed grill for a bunch of friends. Click to enlarge. Luckily, this infographic by Column Five Media makes grilling as easy as looking at infographics. Rather than focusing on temperatures, it lists your favorite grillables by heat and cook times.
The Eating Habits of Conservatives Versus Liberals [INFOGRAPHIC] Did you know a political conservative is more likely to prefer McDonald's french fries than his liberal counterpart? He's also more likely to qualify Chinese takeout as "exotic ethnic food." On the other hand, self-identified left-leaners are more likely to drink wine with meals at home (conservatives go for juice or milk), and they're also more likely than conservatives to enjoy beer drinking. But there's one thing politicos of all stripes can agree on: We like our tacos with a soft tortilla, thank you very much.
It's Official- Cell Phones are Killing Bees Scientists may have found the cause of the world’s sudden dwindling population of bees – and cell phones may be to blame. Research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that the signal from cell phones not only confuses bees, but also may lead to their death. Over 83 experiments have yielded the same results. With virtually most of the population of the United States (and the rest of the world) owning cell phones, the impact has been greatly noticeable. Led by researcher Daniel Favre, the alarming study found that bees reacted significantly to cell phones that were placed near or in hives in call-making mode. The bees sensed the signals transmitted when the phones rang, and emitted heavy buzzing noise during the calls.
Feed The Freezer: Freezer Cooking Guide Are you ready to cook once, eat for a month? Time to try freezer cooking! The concept of freezer cooking goes by many names. Once-a-month cooking. Frozen assets. Buffalo Wild Wings Recipes I’m more of a classic buffalo sauce(Frank’s, butter, and vinegar) man myself, but I had these recipes for my favorite wings at Buffalo Wings Wings, so I thought I would share. Some of these may seem a little labor intensive, but they definitely taste a lot better with fresh ingredients. Enjoy. updated: November 21st, 2009 Parmesan Garlic
American Dudes and Fast Food In my opinion, McDonald’s has the best straws of any fast food restaurant (maybe of any restaurant). I often go there just to get a delicious fountain soda and always find myself amazed at the awesomeness of their straws. When I discovered that my colleague at Lab42 loves Taco Bell’s hot sauce packets just as much as I love McDonald’s drinks, I realized that maybe we don’t just go to fast food restaurants for their main food items. What else do we love about fast food restaurants? Lab42 surveyed 500 American males between the ages of 18 and 35 (typically assumed to be the target demographic of many major chains) to see if we were surprised by their favorite fast food restaurants, restaurant-going behaviors, or menu choices. In order to take the survey, these American males had to have eaten at one of six popular national fast food chains in the past three months.
The Before I Die Project Jun 09, 2011 / Category : Misc / 15 Comments Before I Die transforms neglected spaces into constructive ones where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us. This amazing project is started by Candy Chang a public installation artist, designer, urban planner, and co-founder of Civic Center who likes to make cities more comfortable for people. Chang says: "It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer There are two basic methods to test for how done your meat is while you are cooking it—use a meat thermometer, or press on the meat with your fingertips.
Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles SLIDESHOW: Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Ramen in the U.S. has come a long way. Once known only in its 10-for-a-dollar instant-lunch form—a staple of offices and dorm rooms all around the '80s and '90s—high-end real ramen shops are springing up left and right on both coasts and everywhere in between.
What a Global Food Crisis Looks Like [INFOGRAPHIC] Oxfam is putting the world food crisis right under your mouse. The organization has just released an interactive map showing how countries the world over are being hurt by high and volatile food prices. The Food Price Pressure Points Map is more than just a global snap shot of the food crisis.