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    Celebrity chefs dumbfounded woman’s ‘upsetting’ home cooking method: ‘What is she doing?’

    A woman’s rice-cooking method has the internet — and even a few celebrities — up in arms. The controversy comes courtesy of Nigel Ng, a Malaysian comedian with a popular YouTube channel. Ng shared a video in early July, in which he reacted to a BBC Food video of a woman cooking egg fried rice. Portraying a comedic character named Uncle Roger, Ng freaks out while watching BBC Food presenter Hersha Patel cook the recipe. Particularly, he criticizes her decision to “drain” the rice after it’s done cooking. “What is she doing? Oh my god. You’re killing me, woman.   Read More

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    VIRGINIA APARICIO: Have an abundance of fresh food? Freeze it | News

    Summer brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes, we have more food than we can use. Maybe you have a high-yielding garden or are stockpiling to make fewer trips to the local grocery. Put your freezer to good use this summer by freezing some fresh in-season foods for you to enjoy all year round. Freezing can save you money and keep you from wasting food. By following some simple freezing techniques, you can ensure that your food is safe to eat and tastes great. Aside from unopened canned foods and eggs in shells, you can freeze almost anything.   Read More

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    Rochester Comedian Gains Attention After New Cooking Show

    Joel James is a familiar face in the comedy scene of Rochester, and has received national recognition on comedian Kevin Hart’s series “Hart of the City.” “I had to think of a way to make myself happy, because if I’m not creating, I’m not living,” James said.  What You Need To Know Comedian Joel James has gained thousands of new fans and followers after his cooking show starting gaining attention James invites people into his kitchen, showcasing cooking tutorials, music, and dance He says his mission is to help bring everyone together during difficult times James said that amid the   Read More

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    A Food Writer’s Sicilian Pasta Dish — and Tips for Sharing It

    In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Over the last few years, the British food writer and chef Skye McAlpine has built a loyal following with her unfussy dishes, inspired by her upbringing in both England and Italy, which she serves in big, mismatched platters at lively gatherings of friends. Or, as she puts it in her new book, “A Table for Friends,” “The kind of food you   Read More

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    These Texas Cookbooks Will Guide You Through Quarantine Cooking

    We’re ordering a lot more takeout these days, but we are cooking up a storm at home too. Yes, we’ve been looking to our dear, semi-regular Pandemic Pantry series where we drop a Cattleack Barbeque slaw recipe here and senior editor Kathy Wise’s black bean primer there. But sometimes you want to crack open a hefty cookbook, thumb through the pages to see where (or if) inspiration strikes. That’s what we’re doing today: exploring some of the Texas cookbooks—many with a DFW connection—that are helping us get excited about diving into the kitchen, where we’re spending quite a bit   Read More

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    Great Escapes: What Leading Food Activist Danielle Nierenberg is Cooking at Home

    Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg. Courtesy Danielle Nierenberg Text size Considering the wide range and more than 19 years of work Danielle Nierenberg has put into researching food and agricultural innovations, her receiving the 2020 Julia Child Award is timely. The accolade, given to “an individual or team who has made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats, and drinks,” highlights the impressive reach of Nierenberg’s work, especially at a point in time where the basic mechanics of our food system are being questioned. “The Covid-19 crisis has widened the cracks in a food system already   Read More

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    Summer corn: how to pick, store, clean and cook it

    Corn is one of summer’s simplest pleasures. That being said, it generates plenty of debate — how to pick it, how to clean it, how to cook it and how to eat it. I would wager to say that there aren’t many wrong answers to any of those questions — it’s more about what you prefer — but if you’re looking for a few tips to perfect your corn game, read on. [We’ll give you an earful — of summer corn recipes] Picking. Given the current shopping restrictions at farmers markets (preordering, only staff handling the produce) and pandemic-related etiquette   Read More

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    Wings galore at Wing Town | Food-and-cooking

    A 10-piece order of teriyaki wings and an order of cheese sticks from Wing Town on Opelika Road in Auburn. Tonya Balaam-Reed | I put wings in that often-described category of comfort food. You know the ones. After that first bite, you wonder why you don’t eat them more often. Or maybe wings just have that effect on me. This week’s food review brought me Wing Town on Opelika Road in Auburn. I seem to pass it on my way to most places, so I thought it was time to give it a try. With a name like Wing Town,   Read More

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    Pork steak: A treasure in plain sight | Food-and-cooking

    Of course, with all those pork steaks on my hands, I wasn’t going to stop at one recipe. I wanted to look at other ways of cooking this hidden treasure. I want to share some of my results with you. I think you will enjoy. One of my favorite Asian dishes is twice or double-cooked pork. Traditionally, pork belly is simmered before slicing and then stir fried. Pork steak is a great substitute. The result is both tender and crisp. Rich versions have bean paste or fermented black beans added. Most always sweet peppers appear and sometimes cabbage. Find it   Read More

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    Berks food safety inspections July 15 to July 28, 2020: Cooked chicken was held at 68.8 degrees instead of 135 degrees at one restaurant | Local News

    The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture keeps records of food safety inspections at restaurants and food vendors. Berks County is divided into three jurisdictions: Reading, Muhlenberg Township and the rest of the county. The results will be posted every other week. All food vendors are inspected at least once a year. View any vendor’s last inspection report online. Click on the PDF version of the inspection report for all details. If a food provider is labeled out of compliance, that means it has one or more violations that require a return visit by an inspector. The establishment is given time to   Read More

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