We're celebrating National Beer Day with a damn good beer cocktail. We'll get to the drink. But first, a quick history detour. On April 7, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen–Harrison
[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt] The other day, I asked folks on Twitter what, in their minds, is the difference between home fries and potato hash. Hoo boy, was that a can of worms. Most of the debate
[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt, Daniel Gritzer, Vicky Wasik] Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food.
• 1 chicken, 3 1/2 to 4 pounds, cut into 8 pieces • Olive oil • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter • 2 cups chicken stock or water • 2 tablespoons tomato paste • 4 shallots, trimmed, peeled and julienned • cup