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CHOW Reviews: Aerolatte Milk Frother

Dec 20, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: Camerons Original Stovetop Smoker

Dec 13, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: Staub 5-1/2-Quart Round Cocotte

Nov 19, 2013
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Chicken Piccata

I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious, even though I had to sub dry vermouth for the white wine. Also worked great with boneless skinless chicken thighs too!

Nov 13, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: Norpro Stainless Steel Baster

Nov 04, 2013
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Cardinal Punch

Christina D -

Yes, there is 1 1/2 cups of dark rum in the recipe, thank you for catching that! The recipe is updated. Let us know if you make it again with the rum and tell us what you think!

Christine Gallary, CHOW Test Kitchen

Nov 01, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: Tovolo Easy Reach Baster

Oct 29, 2013
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CHOW Product Reviews: The Best Turkey Roasting Pan

Oct 25, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: Polder Classic Digital Thermometer/Timer

Oct 23, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: Viking Stainless Steel Roasting Pan

Oct 21, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: Breville Scraper Mixer Pro

Oct 18, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: All-Clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Grande Grille Pan

Oct 09, 2013
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Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

Oct 07, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: Sur La Table Potato Ricer

Sep 27, 2013
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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Sep 25, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: West Bend Back to Basics Peel Away Apple Peeler

Sep 18, 2013
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CHOW Reviews: Baking Steel, Modernist Cuisine Special Edition

Sep 11, 2013
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Chashu-what to do besides ramen?

Fried rice, or with stir-fried noodles.

Cart Dim Sum in SF Chinatown

Our favorite cart dim sum in Chinatown is City View, as it is clean, bustling, and the dim sum is hot. Sometimes it takes the carts some time to make it to our table, but we're generally happy with the offerings.

Old Port Lobster Shack - Downhill alert or just wildly inconsistent? [Redwood City]

We went to the Woodside branch (counter service only) about a month ago and the lobster in the lobster rolls was definitely overcooked. Chowder was fine.

Re: Mini Tamale Pies

Hi stutefish,

I assume you're talking about this recipe here?

If so, I would only recommend making the filling the day before, then reheating it when you're ready to assemble. The crust is quite easy to stir together and do right before assembly. Let us know what you think of the recipe if you make it!

Christine Gallary, CHOW Test Kitchen

May 13, 2013
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Cold Roast Chicken as Main?

You can roast them in exactly the same way you would a whole chicken, just put them in a single layer without crowding (roast in batches if you need to) so that they brown well. Start checking at 30 minutes until the pieces are cooked through, the white meat might cook at a different rate as the dark, so you can take the pieces that are done out first.

Apr 22, 2013
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Easy Chili

Jan 31, 2013
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"Non-traditional" sit-down breakfast places in SF

It's counter service, like their regular menu. There are a few tables off to the side. I like their breakfast as a nice change from American breakfast.


Hi drmikej1008,

Thanks for writing, I work in the CHOW Test Kitchen and would be happy to address your questions.

1) All CHOW-tested recipes (you'll see it tagged with a red bar labeled CHOW when you search for recipes) list large eggs, and they are the standard eggs we cook with. Member-submitted recipes we do not touch and therefore can't answer what sized eggs they intend.

2) Though we would like to include nutritional value for our recipes, our small team of recipe developers (3 people) does not have the resources for such a large project. But there are some good tools out there to help you calculate this info. This list from the Kitchn is a good starting point:

Thanks for cooking our recipes!

Christine Gallary, CHOW Test Kitchen

Jan 02, 2013
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ISO: Live Dungeness crab in Marin

Due to the storms, most places listed on this thread didn't have any in the morning but thought some might come in the afternoon.

The Asian Market had a few priced very high at $10.99/lb when we called.

We ended up getting 5 (2 lb+) crabs from the seafood counter at Seafood Pedddler restaurant in Sausalito for $8.99/lb. The guy on the phone was super-friendly and put them aside in a box for us, as they were the last ones he had. These crabs had come in 2 nights before and were feisty, meaty, and delicious.

While I'm sure this place charges a premium for a restaurant, it was easier than driving back into the city and paying toll. I'd use them again if needed. Lots of live lobsters in the tanks.

NEW: La Fromagerie (Cheese shop in SF Dogpatch), SF with some pics

Stopped by on a rainy day. The guys there were extremely friendly and encouraged sampling, so not a place to go if you are in a rush, although there are a few pre-cut cheeses in a case in the back.

Decent selection of mainly French cheeses, we ended up getting some Robiola, a brie-like cheese, and a harder sheep's milk cheese. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy from them but would definitely stop if I was in the neighborhood.

While these guys are passionate about cheese, ours weren't cut as professionally as other cheese shops and the wrapping of them was a bit amateur. Our guess was that these guys know there stuff when it comes to cheese but are still getting used to the retail aspect of it.

ISO: Live Dungeness crab in Marin

Thanks for the suggestions, but I really prefer to stay in Marin and not do a lot of driving. Price isn't really a factor, just good, live crabs! TIA.

ISO: Live Dungeness crab in Marin

The family is renting a house in Tiburon for the week of Christmas and we'd like to do a Dungeness crab dinner the day after Christmas.

Where can we buy live Dungeness crab in Marin? We will be cooking and cleaning at home, just need them big and feisty! We would prefer not to have to go back into the city to pick some up but are familiar with the places that have them there (Alioto's, the Sunset, etc.).

ISO: Sanbitter

Saw it there yesterday, as well as San Pellegrino Chinotto. Thanks!