John Romkey

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Video: How to Poach Eggs, the Foolproof Method (Really!)

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Wouldn't it be great if there was a poached egg method that works every time, and better yet, allows you to poach your eggs in advance, ready to be served at moment's notice?<p>I've wanted to write about poached eggs for a …

Hungover in Austin? Go To Torchy's Tacos

I gotta admit it: when I was in Austin a few months ago, I simply could not wrap my head (or tortilla, for that matter) around the fuss surrounding breakfast tacos, and it wasn't for lack of trying. I hit Juan in a Million, Tacodeli, Tamale House, Taco X-Press, and a handful of others before I …

A Short Introduction to Afternoon Tea in London

When we visit London and a friend says, <i>let's meet for afternoon tea</i>, my first thought is not <i>where</i>, but <i>what kind</i>. As in what kind of afternoon tea service? Afternoon tea can be split into three categories:<p><b>Traditional:</b> the classic, old-fashioned, full-service, white glove teas• <b><br>Modern:</b> the full tea …

Beef with Broccoli from 'The Chinese Takeout Cookbook'

Far too often, <b>beef with broccoli</b> is a gloppy mess. In fact, I rarely order it for takeout as I fear the curse of over-thickened and excessively-sweetened brown sauce will ruin what would otherwise be a perfectly fine meal. But after making <b>Diana Kuan's</b> version from <i>The Chinese Takeout Cookbook</i> at …

Carrot and Chickpea Salad With Fried Almonds Recipe

This Middle Eastern-style salad is adapted from Chef Charles Kelsey of Cutty's in Brookline, MA (originally published in Food and Wine, May 2010). Carrots and chickpeas are tossed in a lemon vinaigrette flavored with cilantro, smoked paprika, and cumin—an unusual but delicious combination. For a …

22 Asparagus Recipes We Love

Gallery22 Asparagus Recipes We Love<p>Spring is pretty much upon us, which means asparagus is starting to poke up in farmers markets and now we have no excuse <i>not</i> to get off your butt and get some. The sweetest, most flavorful asparagus is always the stuff that comes from closest to you because the …