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Freeing Beautiful Bundt Cakes from Their Pans

Unmolding bundt cakes intact can be difficult, especially with these newfangled pans with lots of intricate details. Here are some pointers. READ MORE

Green Coffee, Man – Roast it Yourself

Roast your coffee yourself. The top source for green coffee beans for most users is Sweet Maria’s. READ MORE

Crunchy Jalapeno Slices (and Okra Pickles, Too!)

Trappey’s brand jalapeno slices are brilliantly crunchy, says oltheimmer. They use a cold brining method that leaves their jalapeno slices as crisp as a good kosher pickle. READ MORE

One Last Bite of Christmas

If you’ve always secretly wanted to nosh on delicious-smelling Christmas-tree branches, why not cook with them? READ MORE

Free Brewski with Your Thai Chicken Pizza?

A new California law legalizing free beer tastings at bars and restaurants went into effect on Monday. Totally awesome? Maybe not so much, say small brewers. READ MORE

Waiter, There’s a Gingersnap in My Salmon

Was it something in the water? The holidays got a little more festive in Seattle as elevated levels of cinnamon and vanilla showed up in Puget Sound. READ MORE

Burst in Your Mouth

Gear columnist Louisa Chu experiments with two new lines of chemical additives used for molecular gastronomy dishes. READ MORE

Cemitas by a Mexican Sandwich Genius

A cemita with everything from La Zandunga doesn’t look much different from the usual cemitas: a seeded roll split and toasted, finger-thick segments of cheese, avocado, thinly sliced white onions, three whole chipotles in thick red adobo and a few slices READ MORE

Japanese Deep-Fried Skewers at Sushi Yoshi

It’s surprising that deep-fried items at a sushi restaurant would be so good, marvels yamada3, but these skewers have the perfect combination of crunch, body, and light crispiness in the breading. READ MORE

Southern Spice Bistro (Andhra Style)

The Andhran dishes at Southern Spice Bistro shine with a fiery heat and brightness, says Melanie Wong. Complimentary rasam is refreshingly zippy and packed with flavor, but still light, an excellent palate cleanser for the meal to come. READ MORE