Joel Gonzalez

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Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

OK, now. Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos – with more tips on keeping your camera steady.<p>“Boscastle” captured by Irek Kimak …

Whip Up A Perfect Bowl of Pasta

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Shane Solomon's Spaghetti with Butter and Parm</b> <i>Pizzeria Stella, Philadelphia</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><b>This dish is not about coating spaghetti with sauce</b>. It's about incorporating the two — letting the starch from the pasta enrich the sauce and the sauce soak into the …

The Violent Secret of Meat

How to cook your meat correctly.<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>My problem with meat</b> was that I was too nice to it. Like a lot of tentative amateur cooks, I was intimidated by meat, especially great meat — its heft and grandeur, its copious marbling, its protruding bones and prohibitive cost. The …

How to Make a Knockout Chili Without a Recipe

How to Cook With Booze

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Think of alcohol</b> as an extract, meant to give you concentrated flavor, not a buzz. Generally, the higher the alcohol content, the later in the process you add it. Note: When adding spirits, pull the pan away from the heat and don't pour straight from the bottle. So …

How to Use Which Oils For What

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Oil is a vehicle,</b> used during cooking to transfer heat or after cooking to impart flavor (the drizzle). But no oil can do both. That's why some oils undergo commercial processing to remove flavorful, fragrant sediments. This clarifies the oil and raises the smoke …

How to Home-Cook a Steak

Also, what to do after a bad restaurant experience.<p><i>Mr. Cutlets, d/b/a Josh Ozersky, is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships,</i> …

Something to Cook: Tortilla Española

<i>Published in the January 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Haidar Karoum, Estadio, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Tortilla española</b> is the national dish of Spain, and making it is an inherited skill: You learn the inversion technique at the knee of another cook, standing by and admiring the economy and fluidity of the motion until …

The Most Life-Changing Mac 'n' Cheese in America Is...

<b>What's in the water</b> <b>in South Carolina?</b> Or maybe we should say — what's in the food? Last week, Eat Like A Man outlined how Greenville is following the gastronomic lead of Charleston and becoming a culinary hotspot. At the same time, we were running a poll to determine the best mac and cheese in …

The Most Life-Changing Burrito in America Is...

<b>When we asked</b> the readers of Eat Like a Man to cast their votes for America's most life-altering burrito, we had a hunch that California might get a lot of love. And it did. Burrito joints from the Golden State account for the top four finishers in our poll. What we didn't expect was that there'd …

9 Canned Foods That Are Actually Worth Buying

<b>I've eaten my fair share</b> of soup out of a can, mostly consumed in my college years because I decided to be smart and spend the most virile part of my semi-adult life studying in snowy, freezing, lake-affected Upstate New York. Though I no longer live on a college-kid budget, I still consume plenty …

5 Super Bowl Recipes We Can Endorse

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

How to Eat Ramen Like a Man

<b>There's a right and a wrong way</b> to eat everything. However — for the 90-second span of this Korean ad — let's throw etiquette out the window and just enjoy how it proves us that the consumption of ramen noodles can be a profoundly testosterone-fueled practice. Thanks to this, college students …

How to Cook a Steak from Low Earth Orbit