Who doesn’t love a nice runny yoke for brunch? It’s one of life’s greatest pleasures, especially when done right. Merrill of Food 52 walks us through how to make the perfect sunny side up egg. Following her tip I am now able to consistently recreate a delicious runny sunny side egg every time. Before I ruined many eggs trying to do so. It’s a lot harder than it sounds.
Making a Sunny-Side Up Egg | Food 52
Food is best enjoyed the way it was intended to be eaten by it’s creator, but sometimes we come across clever and possibly more effective ways to consume and this is one of those times. Learn the proper way to eat a cupcake and impress all your friends.
So Apparently, We’ve Been Eating Cupcakes All Wrongs | FoodBeast
Choosing the the right steak and using proper grilling technique is not rocket science, but many people get it wrong. If you want to get the most flavorful steak when grilling, head over to Serious Eats where J. Kenji López-Alt recommends checking marbling, buying thick, go dry aged, salting in advance, using thermometer and a href=”http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/05/how-to-grill-a-steak-guide-food-lab.html” title=”Serious Eats – The Food Lab: How to Grill a Steak, a Complete Guide”>six other invaluable tips.
The Food Lab: How to Grill a Steak, a Complete Guide | Serious Eats
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This happens a lot. You are in need of soft butter and you didn’t prepare a head of time. Now there’s an easy solution to get soft butter quick. America’s Test Kitchen recommends placing your stick of butter in a ziplock back and pounding it with any solid object. I tried this hack this weekend and it works great. I was able to get it soft in seconds.
How to Quickly Soften Butter | America’s Test Kitchen Feed
Unsure if your coffee beans are stale or not, America’s Test Kitchen has a fairly easy test that can tell you. Put some beans in a ziplock bag, press out all the air, and seal it overnight. If your beans are fresh (recently roasted – 7 to 10 days), then the bag will pop up because of the carbon dioxide released by the fresh beans. If there’s no pop, then your beans are probably past their peek freshness.
Remember you can keep your coffee beans at their peek freshness by storing them properly. Store beans that you will go through in the next twelve days in an air tight bag or container away from heat and light. For beans you want to keep longer, store in the freezer away from air and moisture.
Are Your Coffee Beans Fresh? | America’s Test Kitchen Feed
Starbucks is pretty good about not letting their brewed coffee sit too long. I believe it’s around 30 minutes after brew before it gets tossed, which isn’t bad by my standards. However, some believe that 30 min is even too long. Daniel Miessler points out that you can request a pour-over, a well kept secret that requires a longer wait time but yields a more fresher and custom cup of coffee. Some Starbucks locations also offer french press coffee, it usually cost a little more but it’s worth it!
How to Get a Good Cup of Coffee From Starbucks | Daniel Miessler
Bad habits are hard to break, and we have many bad habits when it comes to cooking. Associate Food Editor of EatingWell Magazine, Hilary Meyer outlines 10 of the most common bad cooking habits we should all break.
Many of these are ones I have committed to breaking over the years and in-turn has enabled me to produce better (and maybe more healthy) food. Are these some of your habits on the list and do you intend to do something about it?
10 Bad Cooking Habits You Should Break | Kitchen Daily
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Lifehacker outlines the top ten tricks around the kitchen that is sure to save you a bunch of time and may even impress an eye or two. Tedious tasks like deseeding a pomegranate or peeling a potato can be done very easily and they have a round up of video instructions that show you how. I have already tried many of these hacks in my daily cooking adventures and they really are awesome. Let me know if they have been of any use to you around the kitchen.
Top 10 Crazy Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Your Cooking | Lifehacker
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Food etiquette customs are good to know when traveling abroad and will help you not stand out as a tourist or looking like a jackass. MSNBC’s Travel Kit rounds out 15 of the most interesting food etiquette rules.
For example, in China, you should never flip over a fish. It’s a sign of bad luck, akin to a fishermen’s boat capsizing. Instead locals will rip through the bones to get to the botton.
In Russia, it’s simple, you never turn down vodka. And in Chili, it’s proper to always eat with silverware – even finger foods like french fries.
Of course, these rules will vary depending on your where and who you are eating with, but when in doubt stick these guidelines.
15 international food etiquette rules that might surprise you | MSNSBC – Travel Kit
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Overrated, overpriced, worth a try, would not return
Pat’s is better than Geno’s, but that’s not saying much. Their steaks are more flavorful and the temperature is just right, but their bread is a little on the hard side. The lines here are just as long as Geno’s, but they have a way more courteous staff. Case and point, one of my steaks was a little too dry to my liking and they replaced it no questions asked. You won’t get that kind of service at Geno’s.
Overall, the cheesesteaks are decent, but not worth the price or the trouble of waiting on a long line. This is more a less a tourist attraction, after all Pat’s is credited for creating the original Philly cheesesteak.
Covered seating is available outdoors and they only accept cash.
Wiz Cheesesteak with (onions) ($9), Provolone Cheesesteak with ($9), & Provolone Cheesesteak without ($9)
French Fries ($4)