Secret Decoder Cookies · Edible Crafts. These are so incredibly cool!
Crispy Kale Recipe – baked — Recipes Steamy Kitchen. Take note of the tip on when to add salt.
Strange utensil | Ask MetaFilter. There is such a thing as asparagus tongs?
Print James Bond Walks Into a Bar… and orders a Vesper, a cocktail that hasn’t aged too well. Here, a remake. At Esquire.
Vesper (cocktail) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Very detailed history with substitutions to get an approximation of what the cocktail would have tasted like in 1953. Apparently a lot of ingredients have been reformulated over the years to be less bitter and more sweet. Is this why classic cocktails often don’t appeal to us? It’s not a shift in palette as a shift in the actual taste of the specific ingredients?
Serious Eats asks Where’s the Love for Chestnuts? and gets some great answers in the comments. One commenter points us towards this story in the WSJ: Marron Made In Heaven, and another wrote this article on the blight that took out the chestnut trees that used to cover huge parts of the US: Long forgotten, chestnuts are coming back with a vengeance. My own father has always keenly loved chestnuts and has planted a few chestnut trees in his yard, he also gives talks about the current state of Chestnut trees in the US.
Confections of a (Closet) Master Baker: P.S., I Cake You. A message written out right in the cake itself, awesome, and a very clever technique. Sent by Maggi, thanks!!
quinoa FAIL. Help? | Ask MetaFilter. Plain quinoa topped with an over easy or poached egg is still my favorite breakfast, and my regular breakfast during the whole process of losing weight last year. I buy it bulk, and cook by simmering, covered, in 2x water for about 10 minutes or until translucent.