Serious Eats: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Eating Delicious Food Wherever You are by Ed Levine

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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; American
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; tomato ketchup; prepared horseradish; sweet pickle relish; Worcestershire sauce; hot sauce
    • Categories: Main course; American
    • Ingredients: black peppercorns; fennel seeds; coriander seeds; allspice berries; juniper berries; bay leaves; onions; carrots; celery; beef brisket
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cuban
    • Ingredients: dried oregano; oranges; pork chops; Cuban bread; yellow mustard; dill pickles; cooked ham; Swiss cheese
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: paprika; chile powder; garlic powder; ground coriander; pork belly; wood chips; apple cider vinegar; dried red pepper flakes; hot sauce; green cabbage; red onions; carrots; mayonnaise
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Mexican
    • Ingredients: dried oregano; chile powder; garlic powder; ground cinnamon; paprika; pork belly; wood chips; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; tomato paste; chicken broth; corn tortillas; cilantro; onions; sour cream; limes
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: paprika; ground cayenne pepper; garlic powder; pork spareribs; apple cider vinegar; apple juice; wood chips; chicken broth; tomato ketchup; molasses; onions; Worcestershire sauce; brown mustard; tomato paste; hot sauce
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: whole star anise; fennel seeds; whole cloves; Sichuan peppercorns; cinnamon sticks; pork spareribs; rice wine vinegar; wood chips; fresh ginger; shallots; garlic; chicken broth; soy sauce; tomato paste; sherry; honey; hoisin sauce; tomato ketchup
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: beef brisket; wood chips; onions; chile powder; tomato sauce; Worcestershire sauce; brown mustard; molasses; apple cider vinegar; hot sauce
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: beef brisket; wood chips; onions; chile powder; tomato sauce; Worcestershire sauce; brown mustard; molasses; apple cider vinegar; hot sauce
  • Halal cart-style chicken and rice with white sauce
    • Categories: Rice dishes; Sauces for poultry; Main course; Middle Eastern
    • Ingredients: dried oregano; ground coriander; chicken thighs; turmeric; ground cumin; long grain rice; chicken broth; mayonnaise; Greek yogurt; parsley
    • Categories: Main course; Middle Eastern; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tahini; Greek yogurt; cucumbers; red onions; tomatoes; parsley; black peppercorns; cilantro; mint; chickpeas; ground cumin; ground coriander; dried red pepper flakes; peanut oil
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Sauces, general; Main course; Mexican
    • Ingredients: onions; cilantro; pork butt; oranges; garlic; bay leaves; cinnamon sticks; tomatillos; jalapeño chiles; corn tortillas; queso fresco; limes
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Korean; Mexican; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: kimchi; pickled jalapeño chiles; cheddar cheese; cilantro; sesame seeds; flour tortillas
    • Categories: Main course
    • Ingredients: catfish; all-purpose flour; cornmeal; ground cayenne pepper; vegetable oil; lemons
    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Main course
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; shallots; capers; cornichons; Worcestershire sauce; parsley; all-purpose flour; cornmeal; black peppercorns; paprika; peanut oil; oysters
    • Categories: Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; peanut oil
    • Categories: Main course; American South
    • Ingredients: buttermilk; whole chicken; all-purpose flour; ground cayenne pepper; garlic powder; paprika; peanut oil
  • Korean fried chicken
    • Categories: Main course; Korean
    • Ingredients: chicken pieces; fresh ginger; soy sauce; rice vinegar; sesame oil; honey; chile paste with garlic; peanut oil; scallions
    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Dessert
    • Ingredients: cocoa powder; butter; milk chocolate; dark chocolate; vanilla extract; eggs; fleur de sel; espresso powder
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; butter; light brown sugar; sugar; dark chocolate
    • Categories: Ice cream & frozen desserts; Dessert; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: milk; heavy cream; egg yolks; sugar; olive oil
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; butter; apples; lemons; ground cinnamon
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; French
    • Ingredients: almond flour; confectioner's sugar; egg whites; butter; vanilla extract
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course
    • Ingredients: dried New Mexico chiles; coriander seeds; cumin seeds; whole cloves; allspice berries; ground ginger; dried thyme; black peppercorns; soy sauce; beef skirt steaks
    • Categories: Salads; Main course; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; oranges; lemons; cumin seeds; garlic; thyme; dried red pepper flakes; avocados; sprouts; herbs of your choice; micro greens; crème fraîche; sunflower seeds; sesame seeds

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  • Halal cart-style chicken and rice with white sauce

    • hirsheys on October 30, 2017

      I'd been wanting to make this forever and found the perfect chance the other night cooking for my nieces, both of whom can be a bit picky. This was a huge hit - Sarah devoured the chicken and Ella loved the rice. The fact that this is a meal that is all served separately makes it ideal for picky people. Next time, I would try chicken breasts (I prefer them, though I'm sure the thighs stay juicier). I served these with pitas (essential), iceberg (a tasty addition), and tomato (not as important, I thought). We built these into pita sandwiches, but they were also good just all served together. The sauce brings it all together.

    • Yildiz100 on March 31, 2015

      This was delicious. I would cut the recipe for the sauce in half next time, and I wouldn't mind a bit more marinade. Also can use less water for the rice.

    • StoicLoofah on February 02, 2020

      Not bad, though I somehow had the expectation that this recipe would be life-changing. The recipe served plenty for 6. The chicken took far longer to keep than expected, and I thought the white sauce was underwhelming. However, both of those are fixable

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Reviews about this book

  • Oregonian of the English language's best food websites. The printed companion is a Sears Wish Book of diners and food carts, bursting to the gills with holes-in-the-wall from coast to coast.

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  • Publishers Weekly

    Distilling the essence of the world’s largest online community of food enthusiasts into a readable book is not easy, but this entertaining, handy debut...manages to do just that.

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  • ISBN 10 030772087X
  • ISBN 13 9780307720870
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  • Published Nov 01 2011
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 368
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

Ed Levine and the editors of food blog bring you the first Serious Eats book, a celebration of America’s favorite foods, from pizza to barbecue, tacos to sliders, doughnuts to egg sandwiches, and much more. Serious Eats crackles with the energy and conviction that has made the website the passionate, discerning authority on all things delicious since its inception in 2006.

Are you a Serious Eater?

1. Do you plan your day around what you might eat?
2. When you are heading somewhere, anywhere, will you go out of your way to eat something delicious?
3. When you daydream, do you often find yourself thinking about food?
4. Do you live to eat, rather than eat to live?
5. Have you strained relationships with friends or family by dictating the food itinerary—changing everyone’s plans to try a potentially special burger or piece of pie?

Ed Levine, whom Ruth Reichl calls the “missionary of the delicious,” and his editors present their unique take on iconic foods made and served around the country. From house-cured, hand-cut corned beef sandwiches at Jake’s in Milwaukee to fried-to-order doughnuts at Shipley’s Do-Nuts in Houston; from fresh clam pizza at Zuppardi’s Pizzeria in West Haven, Connecticut, to Green Eggs and Ham at Huckleberry Bakery and Café in Los Angeles, Serious Eats is a veritable map of some of the best food they have eaten nationwide.
Covering fast food, family-run restaurants, food trucks, and four-star dining establishments, all with zero snobbery, there is plenty here for every food lover, from coast to coast and everywhere in between. Featuring 400 of the Serious Eats team’s greatest food finds and 50 all-new recipes, this is your must-read manual for the pursuit of a tasty life.
You’ll learn not only where to go for the best grub, but also how to make the food you crave right in your own kitchen, with original recipes including Neapolitan Pizza (and dough), the Ultimate Sliders (which were invented in Kansas), Caramel Sticky Buns, Southern Fried Chicken, the classic Reuben, and Triple-Chocolate Adult Brownies. You’ll also hone your Serious Eater skills with tips that include signs of deliciousness, regional style guides (think pizza or barbecue), and Ed’s hypotheses—ranging from the Cuban sandwich theory to the Pizza Cognition Theory—on what makes a perfect bite.

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