How many of you love lobster but can’t for the life of you figure out how to get all the meat out? This is something I’ve always struggled with and have sometimes even opted out of having lobster because I knew how much would be going to waste. Dan Souza of America’s Test Kitchen shows us how to do it best using a few common kitchen items. His tips are very informative although it may not be very practical when sitting down for dinner at a restaurant. But if you’re cooking lobster at home, follow Dan’s tips and don’t let any meat go to waste.
The Best Way to Eat a Lobster | America’s Test Kitchen
Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? Okay, there might be some of you out there and definitely not the instant kind, right? We all live busy lives though and sometimes, instant is all we have time for. Kelsey Banfield, the founder of The Naptime Chef shows us a quick and easy way to make a single serving in a mug. Fallowing her directions is easy enough, I was able to make a small mug as a late night snack yesterday and it came out just right. Head over to her post on Babble for the complete directions.
Instant Mug o’ Mac & Cheese in the Microwave | Babble – Food
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Getting that perfect tenderness and juiciness with a nice brown crust out of your steak like the pros is not as hard as it seems and you don’t have to break the bank to do it either. Sous-vide cooking that employs sealing your meat in a water-tight plastic bag and then cooking it in a water bath with very precise low temperature is a great way to get even cook on your meat. Professional sous-vide machines can cost thousands and even more consumer centric devices are still very pricy. The Food Lab’s J Kenji Lopez-Alt shows you how to sous-vide your meat in a beer cooler and then finish it on the stove. It’s simple and anyone can do it. Give it a try and report back.
How To Cook Steak In A Cooler With The Food Lab | Serious Eats
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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