Sergio Ortiz

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The Food Lab: How To Make Beef Barbacoa Better Than Chipotle's

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>There's no denying it: <b>People love Chipotle's beef barbacoa</b>. Poke your way around the internet and you'll find that it's as packed with clone and copycat recipes as beans in a burrito. And it's with good reason.<p>By …

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, …

9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

The Science of Baking Bread (And How to Do it Right)

Welcome back to Breadmaking 101. For those of you just tuning in, this column is all about bread, and how to make it yourself in your own home.<p>If you haven't read our previous posts, you can check out the recipe for the workhorse loaf here. Earlier, we discussed how to mix dough with confidence and …

Ideas in Food vs. The Snickers Bar (or How to Make the Ultimate Snickers Pie)

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>The Snickers Bar has always been one of Aki's favorite things. She prefers the small ones straight out of the freezer. It seemed like the perfect topic for this series, an iconic sweet that could inspire something new and delicious. …

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

Cast Iron Cooking: The Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots That Will Forever Change How You Entertain

Often when a recipe I'm developing takes inspiration from an original idea—in this case garlic knots—I arrive at something that is different, though perhaps not <i>better</i> than the original. I can safely say that in this case, the pull-apart cheesy pepperoni garlic knots you'll be lifting from your cast …

Carnitas Taco From 'Tacolicious'

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>So, I'm going to take a shot in the dark here, really go out on a limb, and guess that you like carnitas? Maybe too much? Crispy bits of slow-cooked pork, ready to cradle in a warm tortilla—it's rightfully one of the …

Dim Sum Classics: How to Make Pork-Stuffed Bean Curd Rolls

One of my favorite dim sum dishes is <i>fu pei guen</i>, or bean curd rolls. Stuffed with a flavorful filling of ground pork with mushrooms and vegetables (and sometimes chicken and even some ham), it is topped with a mild-yet-rich sauce and steamed before serving. Even though it is a dim sum item, it is …

The Food Lab: The Easiest Foolproof Crispy Pan-Seared Fish You'll Ever Make

How many of you have ruined a delicate fish filet by trying to pry it off the pan that it's fused itself to? Yeah, I thought so.<p>You know the real reason why I don't get as much fish in my diet as I'd like to? It's not because I don't like fish—I love it. It's not because I don't have access to good …

One-Pot Wonders: Easy Salmon Burgers with Dill Honey-Mustard, Horseradish, and Avocado

Some (but definitely not all) of my more embarrassing moments in life occur during the quest for food. For instance, the time I made one of my best friends trek an hour and a half around Paris in search of one particular sandwich. After many twists and turns, we finally located the shop only to …

Because Bacon: 35 Bacon Recipes We Love

GalleryBecause Bacon: 35 Bacon Recipes We Love<p>Call us cliché, but all it takes is the word bacon and you've got our attention. Whether it's stuffed into a sandwich, wrapped around some meat, scattered on top of a salad, or eaten straight from the pan, bacon transforms any meal from humdrum to …

How to Make Takeout-Style Kung Pao Chicken

As you are reading this, I will most likely have just finished the Chinese leg of my 2 1/2-month trip around Asia, my mouth still numb and tingly from the vats of mapo tofu, <i>shuiziu yu</i>, and <i>gonbao jiding</i> I wolfed down in Sichuan. As a kid, though, my absolute favorite Chinese dish—takeout-style kung …

What Cookbook Would You Buy For a First-Time Cook?

There are plenty of books out there for cooks who are just learning how to boil water—we get several of them sent to our office every month. But how many are actually worth a beginning cook's time, that teach without talking down? Sadly, just a few.<p>What cookbook would <i>you</i> give to a kid in college, …

The Best Things I Ate in Mexico City and Puebla

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I've been immersed in Mexican cooking for years. As a cook working in New York City restaurants, many of my colleagues were from Mexico, and they cooked Mexican food for the staff regularly. Then, since moving to …

Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles

GalleryRamen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles<p><b>Ramen in the U.S. has come a long way.</b> Once known only in its 10-for-a-dollar instant-lunch form—a staple of offices and dorm rooms all around the '80s and '90s—high-end <i>real</i> ramen shops are springing up left and right on both coasts …

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Ramen With Ginger Roasted Squash And Crispy Pork Belly

Ramen With Ginger Roasted Squash And Crispy Pork Belly from My Recipes• 3 pounds pork baby back ribs* (cut apart between bones)<br>• 3 pounds chicken backs …

Pork Belly

Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu Ramen from Food & Wine• 4 pounds chicken necks and backs<br>• 1 3-pound rack of pork baby back ribs, cut into 4 sections<br>• 1 large leek, halved …

Soysauce

Roasted Duck Ramen

Roasted Duck Ramen from SF Gate• 2 Chinese-style whole roast ducks (see Note)<br>• 5 pounds chicken bones or feet<br>• 2 1/2 gallons water<br>• 4 12-inch pieces dried …

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Chocolate Chip And Toffee Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip And Toffee Shortbread Cookies from The Kitchn• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened<br>• 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla<br>• 2 cups …

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