Until recently, I never measured freshly ground pepper. If a recipe called for half a teaspoon, I would simply grind the berries over the dish until I thought I had “enough,” based on nothing but my nose and how pungent I was feeling that day, because there was no elegant way to measure it by teaspoon from the…
As a comforting balm for our weary world, Pizza Hut today launched a beer and wine delivery pilot program in Phoenix. Phoenicians can now order up a six-pack of Bud Light, Budweiser, Shock Top, and Four Peaks Kilt Lifter. Praise be.
Shrimp toast, which seems rather prim and Western, is actually a very Chinese thing. With origins as an appetizer in the northern Chinese province of Shandong, shrimp toast takes shrimp puree, slathered generously onto white bread, and deep fried whole.
We want to eat food that’s good for the environment, theoretically. But we’re too busy to read every Michael Pollan hardcover or find out exactly which farm our chicken came from. Today there’s good news for us lazy environmental eaters: Just look at the food pyramid, stupid!
The Supreme Court will hear Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, one of its most contentious cases, on Tuesday. At issue is whether or not the state of Colorado violated baker Jack Phillips’s First Amendment rights by compelling him to bake a cake for a gay wedding.
In Food Science, Dave McCowan from the University Of Chicago’s Department Of Physics answers our confounding questions about the mysterious world of food.
Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and bullshit the night away. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.
Let’s get the big flashing misnomer out of the way: Not every stew at an Indian restaurant is a curry. It’s understandable how it’s become shorthand for “meat-filled spicy sauce to dip roti in,” but that’s a gross generalization for a cuisine that’s breathtaking in its diversity.
Craft breweries and Big Beer (the Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors of the world) don’t always get along. So it’s sort of encouraging to see what could have turned into a legal dispute get resolved with a costumed telegram and some Super Bowl tickets.
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Modist Brewing is a small but…
Happy Monday. Allow me to beat the fun out of the drunk bro making himself food at Waffle House story.
Local beer and liquor laws are a pit of oddities, loopholes, exceptions, and head-scratchers, and Indiana has long claimed two of the strangest. The Hoosier State bans alcohol sales on Sundays and prohibits cold beer sales at grocery or convenience stores.
There’s something to be said about well-done steak dipped in ketchup. When I was six or seven years old, it was the only way I would eat steak, much to the dismay of my medium-rare father.
Brooklyn-based Lineup Brewing has already earned major props in the beer name department, previously creating a line named for owner and head brewer Kat Martinez’s bad dates. Anyone for a pint of Washed Up Rockstar?
I can’t remember a Christmas dinner without a lasagna on the table. This is largely due, in part, to watery sauce with pasta and cheese sort of floating in it, but it’s also just always been there (paired with an overcooked rib roast, of course). That meal, the last big holiday meal for many families, deserves better.
Why is fast food a pejorative? It carries the perception of mediocrity, as food for people of a lower social standing, and I’ve always found that unfair and classist. Truth is, that a restaurant could expeditiously serve a fried chicken with the consistency and quality of Popeye’s—even if it’s been sitting under a…
Cooking eggs isn’t exactly rocket science, but I’d say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omelettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $15. The Dash is Amazon’s top-selling egg cooker, and carries a stellar 4.5 star review average from nearly 5,000 customers, so get it while…