DC vs Marvel: Kitchen Stadium Edition -- In The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Cookbook
, "Mighty Marvel Superheros show you how to perform heroics in the kitchen creating meals that are out of this world!" Meanwhile.... The DC Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook
simply promises "good food kids can prepare themselves." Let the battle begin! [more inside]
: The top 1% of recipes from sites like allrecipes, food.com, epicurious, and foodnetwork.
[via mefi projects
and Beef on Weck
aren't the only culinary legacies coming from Buffalo, NY. Sponge candy is an airy, cripsy, delicious confection made with the magic of chemistry (video)
. [more inside]
So, you want to eat like a hobbit do you? The big old dragon of Middle-Earth recipes is the charmingly retro 'Middle-Earth Recipes
' (now with a more modern and photo-friendly blog version
) from which NPR's Beth Accomando has complied an all-day feasting menu suitable for marathon watching
(or reading) assorted Lord Of The Rings media while Recipewise sticks to foods served by Bilbo in The Hobbit itself
and explains the Victorian convention of high vs. low tea. (Author Diane Duane's own Hobbit-inspired recipe, Took Family Seed Cake
can be made with poppy rather than caraway seed if that's your thing) Need something to do while digesting? Why not read about the history and meaning of the rural comfort food in Tolkien at Strange Horizons " Well Stocked Larders: Food And Diet Of Hobbits
" by Stephanie Green.
If you think turduckens are just too easy: Things inside
things. Things on top of other
things. Things that look
like things. Things that do tricks
, and other subtleties.
"It's about coming together as a local community and sharing the fruits of your labour, your creation."
In what has been described as a peer-to-peer community marketplace
, people are connecting online with local cooks, who provide them with a meal for less than they would be likely to pay anywhere else. In Athens, the price is usually between three and four euros (£2.50 to £3.40). [more inside]
The history of the hamburger
could be a relatively short story, or one spanning centuries and continents, depending on how far you disassemble the modern hamburger. If you look for the origins of ground meat between two pieces of bread, that's something American, but where and when exactly is the question
. But how did we get the ground meat patty? You can thank the Mongols and Kublai Khan, who brought their ground meat to Russia
. Oh, and don't forget the fish sauce
! [more inside]
On June 6th, 2013, Mel Brooks will be presented with the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award, but this post is about his Tomato and Onion Omelette. Bon Appétit
talks cooking, coffee, and career with Mel Brooks, Omelette King
"In between surviving multiple point-blank-range assassination attempts and a failed kidnapping in which he emerged alive from the burning wreckage of a battleship his own air force had just bombed, Pibulsongkram decided that Thailand needed noodles
that would advance the country’s industry and economy."
- When my grandparents passed away my family rediscovered an old family recipe book that my great grandfather wrote by hand in an old ledger. [via mefi projects
Hanukkah draws nigh and that means latkes
. [The oil in which the potato pancake is cooked symbolizes the miraculously long-burning fuel that lit the Second Temple.] Bubala Please
shows you how to keep it real. [more inside]
The broth is just chicken and onions, with a confetti of vegetables added at the end where their flavor remains bright. The noodles are wide and winding... But, for me, the real triumph was giving the chicken parts and onion a saute... before adding water to make the soup. This deepened flavor base makes for magical soup, with a bronzed color, more robust flavor and significantly reduced prep time. ... With all of the blustery, cold days to go this winter, everyone... deserves to have a homemade, from-scratch chicken noodle soup that can be pulled off in just about an hour in their back pocket. [more inside]
Peru aside, South American cuisine does not get a lot of attention in the English-speaking world, but there are plenty of recipes out there which allow you to try the specialities from Colombia, Argentina & Chile in the comfort of your own home. Starting with the staple of Colombia and Venezuela and made from cornmeal / hominy, the arepa
forms the basis of breakfast, lunch, dinner and anything in between.
Basic arepa recipe
. [more inside]
Ding Baozhen (1820-1886) was a governor of Sichuan province during the Qing dynasty. The emperor bestowed upon him the title Gōng Bǎo - "palatial guardian". He supervised the reconstruction of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
. But he achieved immortality through the dish named for him: Kung Pao Chicken
. [more inside]
Ice Cubes - A Recipe.
The comments offer many helpful tips.
Tomorrow would have been Julia Child
's 100th birthday. To celebrate, PBS Digital Studios offers: Julia Child Remixed
. They also have created a celebration page
, complete with an infographic
and more. [more inside]
Buffalo chicken wings were invented
by Teressa Bellissimo
at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964. Americans will eat 25 billion
of them this year - not a few of them at the 10th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival
. Some people eat nothing else
. Alton Brown
steams his. But will any of them be more delicious than these Sriracha Garlic Wings
Drive 8.7 km (5.4 miles) west
of the municipality of Roses
in Catalonia, Spain, and you'll get to the gates
of the renowned avant-garde restaurant, El Bulli
. Run by Ferran Adrià since 1987, the restaurant closed in 2012
due to Adrià and his partner Juli Soler losing a half million Euros a year on the restaurant and Adrià's cooking workshop in Barcelona
. Slate's Noreen Malone wrote an article on the history of the "I Ate at El Bulli" piece
, giving an overview of tropes that you could expect in an IAaEB piece, and you can browse images tagged "elbulli" on Flickr
for snapshots of personal experiences. But for an extended look into what went into making the ever-changing 35-course taster's menu
, El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
(Trailer on YT and Vimeo
) is a 109 minute documentary on the preparation and implementation of the 2008/9 season
, an "extreme fly-on-the-wall vérité, with only the barest context provided
." If you're looking for recipes, Molecular Recipes
has a few listed under the El Bulli tag
. [more inside]
Now I agree that to some people using half a kilo of chocolate to make 12 biscuits may seem excessive. But I can tell you I don't put a price on alleviating human suffering.
- Nigella Lawson [more inside]
For Super Tuesday, sardonic food writer Michael Procopio presents an excellent Rick-Santorum-themed cake recipe
. [more inside]
You can make jiaozi
. But you can't make it like this.
If you don’t use the right potatoes, the right oil, and the right fryers, well, you get french fries. And that’s the reason you don’t find Belgian fries anywhere. [more inside]
Now you can make the famous
NYC halal style Chicken and Rice
Chef Sanjay Thumma
) wants to teach you how to make pretty much any Indian dish you can think of.
Pasta alla carbonara (usually spaghetti, but also fettuccine, rigatoni or bucatini) is an Italian pasta dish based on eggs, cheese (pecorino or parmesan), bacon (guanciale or pancetta), and black pepper. [more inside]
By now we all know how to pimp our grilled cheese sandwiches
, but maybe that's just not your style. Maybe you're like me, and enjoy the simple pleasure of a melts-just-right Kraft Single, but don't like the long list of unpronounceable ingredients. Well, today is your lucky day: America's Test Kitchen comes up with a recipe for DIY American Cheese
Do you find yourself envious of the perfectly staged photos accompanying recipes? Are your drawing skills better than your culinary skills? Recipe Look
is a collection of user-submitted illustrated recipes, some with pictures fit for a magazine
, others a bit more casual
. See also: Drawn Butter
, an illustrated recipe blog (via Johnny Wander's Ecto-Cooler Smoothie
); Pictoral Recipes
from Oregon State University (in English and Spanish); and two recipes
from comic artist Lucy Knisley
; Knisley prev
Writer Harry Mathews
' epically challenging recipe for Roast Boned Rolled Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb (Farce Double) in text
: Kasper Bak shoots handheld video on skates on frozen Netherlands waters. If you feel cold after watching that, try warming up
with some great Dutch winter food
Going to Ikea anytime soon? Stop by the kitchen section pick up their new baking cookbook
, Homemade is Best
, for free! (Limited time offer, only available in Sweden.) Try a game of guess-the-recipe
and look at all the pretty pictures
Happy Thanksgiving, MetaFilter! If you have friends from different parts of the U.S., you might have wondered why they consider certain dishes to be an essential part of a Thanksgiving feast, when you've never even thought of them as remotely Thanksgiving-related. Now you can see what dishes were popular searches on allrecipes.com
in various states thanks to a series of infographics
in the New York Times.
Bittmanfilter: 101 Head Starts on the Day
-- "The Minimalist" gives us a hundred and one Thanksgiving dishes that can be prepared in advance.
Ice cream sundaes are good, but what if you could eat the bowl?
On a suggestion from his son, Michael Ruhlman, food writer and critic, figures out how to make a chocolate chip cookie ice cream bowl... and tells you how to do it too.
The Royal Society of Chemistry has published
their specifications and recipe for the perfect Yorkshire pudding
for this type of thing, it might not
have anything to do with selling anything.
NYT asks: What's your recipe deal breaker?
Deep frying? Requiring a helper? Standing overnight? Lifehacker readers chime in
with the recipes that stop them cold.
Multinational food and pharmaceutical company Podrovka
is cooking its books -- literally. Its latest annual report includes a section that must be baked in the oven before it can be read
Anyone CAN Cook
[NY Times link] 101 incredibly simple 10-minute recipes from Mark Bittman
Ahh, the quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.
stands as the benchmark: but are there better? Many think so: Sherry Yard
, David Lebovitz
, the folks at Cooking Illustrated
, Martha Stewart
, Hillary Clinton
, beloved New York bakeries
, intrepid webloggers
. Alton Brown
in an episode
of Good Eats
shows how to get them thin
, or chewy
try to ferret out the best
of this american icon. Web recipe sites have their own favorites
Some people swear by secret ingredients: cornstarch
(which has cornstarch in it), oats
, great chocolate
. Two thirds of Americans prefer their chocolate chip cookies "nutless."
Others find technique
of greatest importance. Is there any end to this quest
for one of baking's holy grails
What do you get when you combine quirky pie recipes
with homemade postcards
? Why, the Pie-of-the-Month club
, of course. Check out timely entries like Election Pie
, retro Tang Pie
, or Pink Lullaby Pie
from a real live Wizard of Oz munchkin. Consult with a real pie expert
to answer all your pie-related questions!
The Greatest Pumpkin Pie.
Just in time, I hope, for your Thanksgiving dinners, I declare the world's best "pumpkin" pie. More inside.
Of All The Quintessential American Dishes
which almost every American makes a different way and passionately insists on defining and even spelling as narrowly and personally as possible, my favourite - and many Europeans' (who think it's Mexican and so safe to love) - is undoubtedly chili con carne
. This website is the first I've seen which begins
to address the complexity of the deliciousness that is a bowl of red
...![Mine, I make very Portuguesely with olive oil, far too many onions, severe garlic overload, a full bottle of dry white wine, lots of fresh parsley, fresh piri-piri pimentos, steamed red beans and...sacrilege!...big fat (wild, whenever I can get them) mushrooms.