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Fried Beer

You receive a plate of fried, ravioli-shaped dough with a dark filling. You take a bite expecting meat and are met with the flavor of warm, rich stout. Welcome to the world of fried beer. Fried beer is the brainchild of Mark Zable, who debuted his creation at the Texas State Fair in 2010 and …

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Los Angeles’ top chefs offer secret tips, tools and techniques that they use for their own backyard barbecues.

Nancy Silverton, Jon & Vinny, David Chang and More Showbiz Chefs Reveal Pro Tips for Grilling Almost Anything Curtis Stone Assorted Meats JUSTIN COIT Tip Buy the right meat for your grill, says the owner of Hollywood butcher shop Gwen. “If you have a Big Green Egg or good kettle grill, something that cooks slow and …

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This Mathematical Formula Will Give You Perfect Roasted Potatoes Every Time

Crispy, crunchy, mouthwatering … math. If you have any kitchen savvy at all, you know how much numbers play a role in a recipe. It only makes sense that you can also use math to take tastiness to the next level. Looking to maximize the deliciousness of roasted potatoes? Look no further. Mathematical Meals Of …

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Nigella Lawson reveals how to poach the perfect egg

The domestic goddess takes a break from putting the MasterChef Australia contestants through their paces for a quick cooking tip. Believe it or not, there are some parts of cooking that make Nigella Lawson hesitant. Like poaching eggs. “I am afraid to say I have spent a lifetime being nervous of poaching eggs,” she admits. …

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How can Gordon Ramsay find out if a food is frozen just by tasting it?

How can Gordon Ramsay find out if a food is frozen just by tasting it? Long-winded answer, but stay with me (please!). The best piece of octopus I ever ate was incredibly tender and flavorful. I asked the chef how he managed to make something so rubbery into something so wonderful. His answer: freeze and …

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Sous Vide

I have been cooking using the sous vide technique for perhaps five years now. We are on our second circulator, and we use it roughly every week. It is wonderful for whole cuts of meat. If you regularly cook chicken breasts, roasts, fish filets, chops, steaks, or ribs, then sous vide will increase the quality …

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12 mistakes you’re making when you’re grilling burgers

Grilling the perfect burger is an art form.Flickr/Clemens v. Vogelsang Even though burgers are the quintessential staple of summer barbecues, it’s all too easy to end up with thin, charred hockey pucks instead of juicy patties that melt in your mouth. Luckily, INSIDER has the scoop on tips from professionals, ranging from Food Network stars …

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Confit

Ok, this one is a big more traditional, but a slow cook in aromatic fat, also known as a confit is a lot of fun if you can deal with all that fat. It’s fun to confit the protein along with some potatoes and other root vegetables that you then quick roast. I like to add …

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