Greg Otani

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6 Apps You Should Use If You Want to Save Money at the Grocery Store

6 Apps You Should Download If You Want to Save Money at the Grocery Store<p>More money in your pocket can mean more food on your plate.<p>I'll do anything …

Personal Finance

The Best Barbecue Sauces, Ranked

Barbecue season is upon us!<p>12 Jack Daniel’s Honey Barbecue Sauce<p>Courtesy Of Jack Daniel's<p>Coming in at 12, our tasters had strong reactions to this …

BBQ

The Food Lab: Three Ways to Grill Corn

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've had three great corn epiphanies in my life. The most recent was when my little sister showed me the best, fastest way to prepare fresh corn on the cob indoors.* Before that, a college friend showed me that you can throw whole corn in the husk on the embers of …

This Udon Stir-Fry Is My Ultimate Clean-Out-the-Fridge Friday Meal

By Alyse Whitney<p>When udon know what to make for dinner, these noodles are the answer. (Sorry.)<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>As a once-a-week grocery shopper, Fridays are the days I have to get the most creative in the …

Soysauce

The Story of Carolina Gold, the Best Rice You've Never Tasted

Growing up in California, Glenn Roberts knew what was coming each time his South Carolina–born mother cooked up a purloo or a pot of rice and gravy. And it wasn't pretty. "She used to open up a box of rice and swear at it," Roberts says. "She'd pour some of it into the pot without measuring …

South Carolina

The Best Way to Grill Hot Dogs

There's rarely a day in the summer when there aren't hot dogs in my refrigerator. No matter what fancy thing I may be grilling, they're always a welcome fallback for when a recipe goes wrong or I have guests over and need a little extra meat to throw on the grill.<p>On one level, cooking them is a …

The Mother’s Day Steak I’m Making My Mom, the Only Gift That Matters

My mom buys herself everything she wants, which is why my gift is a giant hunk of beef.<p>My mother’s life philosophy is best summed up by Tracy Jordan of <i>30 Rock</i>: “I don’t need a birthday ’cause I buy myself all the presents I need. And because of my drinking, they’re often a surprise.”<p>This admittedly …

Ice Cream

What is the Raspberry Pi 3? Everything you need to know about the tiny, low-cost computer

An introduction to the Raspberry Pi 3 computer, from how to set it up, to what you can do with it.<p>From the ebook:<p>The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the …

Raspberry Pi

These Age-Old Japanese Concepts Taught Me to Thrive in a Modern World

Candice Kumai on a life spent learning to embrace imperfection.<p><i>This excerpt is adapted from Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit by wellness writer and chef Candice Kumai. In her book, Kumai highlights the Japanese traditions and practices that inform her</i> …

Japan

Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

• 40 mins<br>• Prep: 10 mins,<br>• Cook: 30 mins<br>• Yield: 4 foil packs (serves 4)<p>Ratings<p>(16)<p>print<p>Neatly wrapped in individual foil packs, this quintessential shrimp …

Seafood

How to Make Croutons and Put Them on EVERYTHING

By Alex Delany<p>You can make the best part of any salad at home. Croutons, we're coming for you.<p>You know when you were a kid and you’d pick out and eat all the croutons from your salad? And while you were doing that, a small part of you thought, <i>Wow, salad is kind of awesome</i>! But then you finished …

Spices

Potatoes 101: All You Need to Know About Common Spuds

Potatoes are so embedded in North American culinary culture that it's funny to realize they weren't even cultivated here until the 19th century. They're native to the Andean mountains in South America, where Spanish explorers first encountered them in the 16th century and then brought them back to …

How to Stock a Chinese Pantry: Essential Staples to Keep on Hand

Over the last several decades, Americans have been discovering that there's more to Chinese food than the Cantonese flavors, both traditional and bastardized, that were brought over by the first wave of Chinese immigrants. With 1.3 billion people, 23 provinces, and a geography that covers …

Food & Dining

Batter Up: Finding a Tempura Spot to Call My Own

It took me until I was in my 30s to understand that restaurants are like pets. They have a shorter lifespan than humans, and it’s our responsibility to take good care of them, enjoy their company, mourn their passing, and move on.<p>And usually, I’m capable of following my own advice. But Tenta was …

Japan

Pro Tips for Packing Your Camp Kitchen

Never settle for freeze-dried meals again<p>Being able to make gourmet meals when cooking in the outdoors really isn’t that hard with a little planning, imagination, and the right tools. I picked the brains of three rafting-company owners, whose outfits each offer riverside dining for their guests, …

The Serious Eats Guide to Whole Grains

Grains have been a staple of the human diet for the last, oh, 10,000 years. And if you think about it properly—by which I mean with a few debatable leaps of logic and some generous omissions—grains are also basically responsible for all the best things: beer, adorable pets, beds, cheesy popcorn, …

The New Pho Spot That’s Bending a Few Family Traditions

Three siblings are carrying their parents’ legacy into the future with huge bowls of pho and bottles of natural wine at Phở Bắc Súp Shop.<p>In the tropical-plant-filled dining room of Phở Bắc Súp Shop, diners slurp their way through bowls of Seattle’s lifeblood: rich, aromatic, steaming-hot pho. Above …

Vietnam

The Food Lab: Hasselback Potato Gratin (These Might Be the Best Potatoes Ever)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Every online food recipe trend has its watershed moment, the point at which it goes from being a fun project to going full-on viral. It's usually when bacon gets added to it. It's the moment when every blog and Instagram feed is so saturated with it that even …

The Food Lab: 3-Ingredient, 10-Minute Macaroni and Cheese

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>This macaroni and cheese—this pot of creamy, gooey, cheesy, glorious macaroni and cheese—was made with three ingredients in about 10 minutes. Seriously. That's one fewer ingredient …

How to Make Mexican Tamales

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I love a good tamale, but ever since a friend of mine described what a big project it can be—his family only makes them for special occasions, and everyone is expected to lend a hand—I've been reluctant to make my …

Brown Butter–Basted Steak

2 servings<p>How to make steakhouse-quality steak at home. Step 1: Buy a great steak from a great butcher. Step 2: Salt it liberally. Step 3: Gradually build up a crusty sear. Step 4: Butter. Butter?! Yep—butter. Browned, nutty butter will deliver toasty flavor to every bite. It’s the secret to pretty …

BBQ

Party Posole Rojo

12 servings<p>The last time we threw a dinner party with multiple courses and matching dinnerware was…well, we can’t remember. When we entertain, we want everyone to have fun—including the host. Enter posole, one of the tastiest, prettiest one-pot dishes on earth. Make ahead and all that’s left to do …

Food Preservation

What Is Matcha, the Powder Turning the World Green?

Matcha is in lattes, smoothies, cocktails, and face masks—and that's just the beginning. But what is it (and why is it everywhere)?<p>In January 2015, we wrote about the rapid rise of matcha on the American beverage landscape and posed the question, “Have we reached maximum matcha saturation?” Three …

Tea

I Went From Middle School Narc to Marijuana Mom

How I finally crossed "learn how to smoke pot” off my to-do list.<p>I was a narc in middle school. An official one. We wore blue “Honor Patrol” windbreakers and wrote up pink slips for running in the halls. In high school and college, the main reason I was out late was because I was studying. I had my …

Middle School

Olympic Runner and Filmmaker Alexi Pappas Treats Her Body Like a Sandcastle

The athlete and artist on battling food guilt on social media and looking up to David Chang.<p><b>Alexi Pappas</b> is very into her “veggie box.” Right now, she’s excited about kohlrabi and pea shoots, but the real life-changer is herbs like parsley, which she’ll chop up and toss with sweet potato fries, …

Social Media

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Breakfast

The Food Lab: How to Roast the Best Potatoes of Your Life

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>The Brits get a bad rap for their cuisine, and in some cases rightfully so—the beef cooked until gray and the gravy-made-from-granules that I ate every Sunday while staying in England were not the height of culinary greatness— but dang if there aren't a lot of …

Fishing for Somen: How I Hosted a Japanese Backyard Noodle Party in My Studio Apartment

Hot summer days call for water sports, and in Kyoto and Kagoshima, Japanese families cool down with an aquatic diversion one called <i>nagashi somen</i>. It translates to "flowing noodles," and involves being very dexterous with somen, the thin wheat noodles traditionally eaten ice-cold.<p>Families split …

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill justice at the hands of an overzealous grill. Contrast that to cheaper cuts like chuck …

Aileen Suzara Is Flipping the Script About 'Unhealthy' Filipino Food

The food educator and activist is our first Healthyish Superpowered honoree.<p><i>We're honoring Aileen Suzara as part of Healthyish Superpowered, a new kind of dinner party celebrating women around the country who are redefining wellness. Join Suzara, the Healthyish team, and our partner Caviar at Cala</i> …

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