Kingdom of Dumpling in San Francisco, which moved last year to Taraval from Noriega, sells frozen dumplings and potstickers that you can turn into quick, easy dinners at home. What are the top picks of the Kingdom's many offerings? Pork potstickers, radish cakes, and pork and shrimp wontons are some favorites; note that the dumpling shop's website includes instructions on how to cook each item at home.
Learn about the three main kinds of home ice-cream makers, and find out the secret to making scoop-able ice cream—not soupy soft-serve. Find out how machines with a freezable bowl compare to machines with a built-in compressor freezer, and why some 'hounds still love old-fashioned ice-and-salt machines. Plus learn the crucial role your freezer plays in the ice cream process, even if you're not using a frozen bowl.
Nobody on TV knows global travel better than CBS’s The Amazing Race, just like nobody knows food adventures better than our amazing community of user food experts, Chowhound. To celebrate great food and great travel, CHOW has teamed up with Amazing Race All-Stars host Phil Keoghan, just in time for the launch of a new season of the long-running show on Sunday, February 23. Here on CHOW, Phil will document his food adventures throughout the journey, as we share Chowhound favorites from the same locales. Think of it as your Express Pass to amazing food-adventure Pit Stops! READ MORE
After hours in the surf—or in the car—a meal at a coastal taqueria can wash away any ills. Share your favorite beachside Mexican joint on Chowhound, or get an idea from beach bums in the know.
It's easy to walk right by La Chapincita without noticing that this Guatemalan market also houses a little kitchen. But one Chowhound ventured inside, followed his nose past the groceries in front, and was rewarded with satisfying home-style cooking, notably a spicy turkey stew. The daily-changing steam-table spread might also include beef and vegetable soups, whole fried fish, and chicken pepián in pumpkin-seed sauce, all served with rice and small, thick house-made tortillas. READ MORE
Learn about the best new gadgets for getting tricky lids off of jars, as well as some vintage equipment that still does the job perfectly. Find out what works and what's built to last—including some useful gadgets made for the shop rather than the kitchen.
America likes its cookies sugary and its crackers, Ritz excepted, not. English biscuits blur the distinction. When Britain left India in 1947, they didn’t take their biscuits, but they did leave a door open for an Indian-made counterpart to declare its independence from the Raj. Today, Parle-G biscuits (short for Parle Glucose) are the best-selling biscuits on the planet. READ MORE
You can’t cook good Indian with stale spices. Spices are the soul of a dish, the things that give it resonance, so sourcing good ones is essential. Get fresh, fragrant spices in your kitchen, and you’re a third of the way home. Trouble is, buying good spices isn’t always as easy as pushing your cart into the spices aisle of your supermarket and buying new ones. The quality of spices varies a lot, even with whole spices you grind yourself. The solution is the same one you probably learned at the farmers’ market: Build a relationship with a vendor you can trust. Finding a great spice shop, either physical or online, is the key to making great chicken tikka masala, or any Indian dish. READ MORE