Joshua Dobelstein

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Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

What a nutritionist eats when she starts feeling sick

You’re at the office, hard at work, when your cubicle-mate shows up with a fist full of tissues and a nagging cough. Cue: panic. What can you do to …

The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

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8 Ways To Turn Instant Ramen Into A Gourmet Meal

Those cheap little packages of dried noodle blocks that totally sustained you while writing your thesis? (Postmodern feminist theory FTW!) Well, turns out that there are plenty of delicious ways to cook them. Here, eight of our favorite recipes that go way beyond the microwave.<p><b>15-Minute Ramen and</b> …

Ideas in Food's Best Japanese-Style Fried Chicken Just Happens to Be Gluten-Free

<i>Editor's Note:</i> I've been a huge fan of Aki and Alex of the blog Ideas in Food ever since I was a little chef-ling burning meat as a line cook in Boston. With their newest book, <i>Gluten-Free Flour Power</i>, they turn their considerable intellect to gluten-free recipes, developing unique solutions for …

40 Recipes that Are American as Apple Pie (and Burgers and Pancakes and Wings)

Burgers, fries, and pie with a side of the American dream.<p><b>Whenever we hear the phrase,</b> "American as apple pie," we can't help but think of all the other great foods that are deserving of the slogan. Okay, so maybe nachos, spaghetti and meatballs, and pizza aren't exactly U.S.A.-born-and-bred. But …

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