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The Asado Burger: All the Flavors of the Argentine Grill, on Bread

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Of all the experiences I have yet to cross off my gastronomic bucket list, taking part in a true South American <i>asado</i> is right at the top. Sure, I've eaten grilled steak with chimichurri and lots of other foods, like …

The 10 Best Budget Bourbons

With the holidays behind us, it's time to scale back, tighten the belt, buckle down, and engage in other cliches that mean spending less money on booze. This week, we'll start considering the best ways to save a little cash and still drink well, one spirit at a time.<p>Today, I'm covering bourbon. …

Forget the Sriracha: Grab Gochujang for These Pork Belly Kebabs

There's no doubt that Sriracha—no matter your favorite brand—is the king of Asian chili sauces. But when I'm reaching for a bottle of spicy stuff for my cooking, I'm a lot more likely to grab something even more flavorful, like <i>gochujang</i>, the Korean chili paste. Thicker than Sriracha, gochujang …

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The Food Lab's Guide to Inexpensive Steak for the Grill: 5 Cuts You Should Know

All Of The Guides<p><b>Hanger Steak Guide »</b>• <b><br>Skirt Steak Guide »</b>• <b><br>Short Rib Guide »</b>• <b><br>Flap Meat Guide »</b>• <b><br>Tri-Tip Guide »</b><p>More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.<p>So y'all read about the four high-end steaks you should know—that'd be the strip, the ribeye, the T-bone, and the …

The Food Lab: 11 Essential Tips for Better Pizza

Making pizza is a year-round activity for me, whether it's a No-knead, no-stretch pan pizza in the winter, a grilled pizza party in the summer, or a Neapolitan pie baked in my Baking Steel/Kettle Pizza kit.<p>Pizza can be as simple or as difficult as you'd like it to be, but here are 11 good, …

The Food Lab: The Best Southern Fried Chicken

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>My publishers over at W.W. Norton were kind enough to let me share one of the new recipes from my upcoming book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science with you guys here, which is good news because I've …

The Food Lab: The Best Korean Fried Chicken

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>You could say we have a thing for fried chicken in our household. My wife recently ran in her first 5k race (and came in 8th in her class!). The only thing she asked me for to celebrate with? Not Champagne, not a …

For Some of the Best Fried Chicken, Look to...the Tuscan Jews?

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>New York, circa 2004. I'm the sous chef at Beppe, chef Cesare Casella's now-closed Tuscan restaurant on 23rd Street just west of Park Avenue South, and the menu overflows with his signature dishes. There's the …

15 Homemade Fast Food and Takeout Favorites (That Are at Least as Good as the Originals)

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Most of us, no matter how discerning we sometimes get about our meals, have a soft spot for fast food in one form or another. For some, it's a carton of greasy chow mein from the hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant down the …

The Food Lab: Chicken-Fried Chicken Is Country Cooking at Its Most Comforting

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>I remember a day in college when a Texan friend of mine was trying to teach me the basics of Texas cuisine. There were a few things, she said, that I had to get right. Barbecued brisket. A good Texas-style barbecue …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Fajitas

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in Times Square. But aside from making me shun …

Meet the Jamaican Beef Pa-Taco: A Beef Patty-Inspired Taco

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I know that on these kinds of days—when the temperature spikes and I'm fanning myself as I figure out dinner plans—I'm supposed to decide to throw chicken on the grill. Or toss together a pasta salad. Or make pretty much anything that doesn't require …

Lettuce Wraps: Your Crispy-Crunchy Dinner-Time Fix

We got no buns, 'hon. These ideas for lettuce wraps and cups are so tasty, you won't even miss the carbs.<p>Salads aren't the only game that lettuce owns. Your favorite greens are also perfect for wraps, cups, and bowls. But not all greens are created equal. Follow these rules when choosing your …

The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Beer Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>The first few minutes of a backyard barbecue are just beautiful, right? Cold, sweaty bottle of beer in hand, there's little to do but stare into the charcoal and imagine the tasty, fire-licked possibilities that lie …

The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>There are a lot of things I could tell you about a trip I took to Colombia several years ago. I could tell you about the shootout that erupted on the street in Cali just seconds after I had stepped inside my flat. I could tell you …

The Food Lab: How to Make Thai-Style Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)

Remember that scene at the end of the third season of <i>Lost</i>, when you realize that the whole episode has been <i>flash-forwards</i> instead of flashbacks, and we end up on a bearded, scraggly Jack in tears, as he screams <i>We have to go back!</i> at Kate's cold taillights as they fade into the night?<p>That's how I've …

The Food Lab: How to Make a Burger King-Style Whopper Fit for The King

As far as the Big Three fast food burger chains go—that'd be McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King—I have a clear hierarchy in my mind. Wendy's wins by a red-haired country mile for serving burgers that actually taste like, well, burgers. McDonald's has its own unique flavor profile that keeps it …

The Best General Tso's Chicken Recipe

If the British can proudly call Chicken Tikka Masala their national dish, then surely it's time that General Tso got his chicken in our national spotlight. Everybody knows the candy-sweet take-out joint version, but I firmly believe that it has the potential to be so much more than that. How great …

Easiest Summer Ever: Braised Long Beans With Tomatoes and Garlic

More<p>Dinner in 20<p>The best quick and easy recipes to help you get dinner on the table fast.<p>If you ask me, people don't overcook their vegetables often enough. The truth is, vegetables are sometimes absolutely delicious when cooked to the utterly smash-able stage, without a trace of crispness left. In …

All About Fried Chicken

Digging into what makes fried chicken so cluckin' awesome, with all the how-tos and recipes you need to do it yourself.<p>Features and Guides<p>Features How Fried Chicken Lost its Bones<p>Eating Out Chicago's Harold's is the Best Bad Fried Chicken on Earth<p>Features The Best Fried Chicken on the Planet: An …

Fire up the Grill for These Crispy Caramel Chicken Skewers

I'm not sure what the science is behind it, but I can tell you with certainty that food just tastes better when it's served on a stick. Chicken, especially, is a favorite for grilling up skewer-style. While my mind typically jumps straight to barbecue sauce for chicken kebabs, I have a real soft …

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The Food Lab: 5 Steps to the Best Grilled Shrimp

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.<p>Grilling fast-cooking foods is always a balancing act. Hot and hard is the only way to develop those characteristic deep brown grill marks and charred spots that give grilled foods their unique …

How Bad Wine Led Me to Great Shrimp Scampi

There's an apocryphal story in the opera world about a tenor, maybe in Milan, maybe in Venice, maybe in Naples, who sang an aria from <i>I Pagliacci</i>. When he finished, the audience cheered for an encore. And each time he finished, they'd cheer for it again. After he'd sung it many, many times, he …

How to Grill the Juiciest Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in 2012. It has been updated with new information based on further testing.</i><p>More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.<p>I'm in my fourth year of writing the grilling column here on Serious …

The Food Lab: For The Best Buffalo Wings, Fry, Fry Again

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Buffalo wings are pure, unadulterated, crispy, greasy, hot and vinegary nuggets of awesome. Whether you believe the apocryphal (or at least wildly inaccurate) account of their creation as an impromptu late-night …

The Serious Eats Guide to Shopping for Asian Noodles

The world of Asian noodles is vast. Walk into any Asian market and you'll see aisles of noodles, each of different shapes, lengths, and textures. Noodles in Asia are more than a food—they're an essential part of culture with a 4,000 year history. Even the noodles' length has significance—they are …

The Food Lab: Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Really great Southern fried chicken needs two things: juicy, flavorful meat and an ultra-crisp and crunchy crust. Here are four quick and easy ways to achieve both. The best part? These tricks will work for <i>any</i> …

How to Make Maryland Fried Chicken With White Gravy

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Until a couple weeks ago, I had never heard of Maryland fried chicken, which is embarrassing given that I consider myself an honorary Marylander as far as food is concerned. See, my mom grew up in Maryland, down on …

The Food Lab: These Fried Chicken Sandwiches Take Only 5 Ingredients to Make

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Look at that fried chicken sandwich. Check out the crisp, craggy crust with that <i>come bite me</i> sheen that promises juicy, tender meat underneath. Look at that potato bun, its buttery, golden dome beckoning to you. And …

Beyond the Taco: 30 Mexican, Mexican-Inspired, and Tex-Mex Recipes

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Mexican food isn't exactly a well-kept secret in America, but we do tend to emphasize only a small portion of the country's diverse food landscape. While tacos and enchiladas are undoubtedly great (and don't worry, …

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