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Microwave Cooking Gets Haute With Wylie Dufresne

Jun 3rd 2009 5:23PM Microwave ovens are tool for heating food. The key to good cooking is temperature control. When they were introduced, microwaves were still fairly crude... and they tended to be used even more crudely. People were entranced by their convenience and were willing to sacrifice quality for it. That is what the microwave oven became known for, but that doesn't mean that it is all there is to it.

A microwave oven can, I am sure, be used very effectively by someone who experiments and learns how to use it as something other than a sledgehammer.

My Registry Part II: Pots and Pans - The Hungry Bride

Apr 9th 2009 4:59PM Definitely go individual.

Sets are often filled with extraneous pots you won't use. Also, I've yet to really see a set that doesn't make compromises somewhere: different pots and pans are often better made of different materials. Think about the pieces you want and will actually use and put those on the list.

Walking Through New Orleans - Po'Boys

Mar 19th 2009 1:28PM Ah, the days of PJ's iced mochas in pocket park...

I know it is predictable, but I still love Johnny's.

Best Cities for Coffee Drinkers?

Mar 13th 2009 11:23AM While I agree with you on adding New Orleans, it isn't because of Cafe du Monde. There's much more to New Orleans coffee than chicory.

Bailey's with a Hint of Coffee

Oct 15th 2008 2:38PM I don't like either the mint or caramel flavors, but I can think of several good uses for this. It would probably be good as an ice cream topping, and I can see a lot of potential for it as an ingredient in various mixed drinks.

I guess Rachael Ray doesn't run on Dunkin

Jan 17th 2008 9:32PM Yes, I've had DD coffee. People bring boxes of it to work meetings, and I've even used their drive-through in a pinch.

As I said, I'm not saying that I think DD coffee is particularly good, but I prefer it to (1) Maxwell House/Folgers/whatever, (2) Starbucks, (3) really bad diner coffee, and (4) that stuff they call coffee at gas stations. I can tolerate it.

Of course, people's tastes (and tolerances) differ.

I guess Rachael Ray doesn't run on Dunkin

Jan 17th 2008 5:05PM I love coffee. I usually buy beans from a local roaster.

I hate (HATE!) Starbucks coffee. Their roasting is awful. I'd rather drink nastiness from a gas station (though I don't want to drink that either).

I can deal with DD coffee. It certainly isn't GOOD coffee, but it is much better than Starbucks.

Some turkey brining dos and don'ts

Nov 9th 2007 1:30PM If you added some crushed apples and onion to that brine recipe and replaced about half of the brown sugar with honey it would look a lot like mine.

Also, I've used a bake-in bag to brine a turkey in to good effect - you just need to use a bit less brining solution than you might otherwise.

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