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5 items tagged “cooking”


Even then, what does “best” even mean? I think back then I used it a lot more just because I was writing for a food blog every day, and “best” gives you more clicks than “really good.” These days, I don’t really care about clicks, and so I very rarely say something is “best.” I generally go out of my way to say, “This is just what I felt like doing today.”

J. Kenji López-Alt # 27th February 2022, 3:57 pm


Mexican bean shakshuka

The first time I ever tried a shakshuka I cooked it from this recipe by J. Kenji López-Alt. It quickly became my favourite breakfast.

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Need new noms

I’m in a similar space to you at the moment: looking to expand my cooking horizons with new adventures.

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How much do personal chefs make?

There was a great AMA by a private chef on reddit last year which touches on this, plus a bunch of other interesting points:

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Ubuntu sugar cookies (via) Different coloured dough is used to bake the Ubuntu logo in to the cookies themselves, kind of like making sushi rolls. # 11th January 2007, 2:49 pm