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Use an Old Pickle Jar to Measure the Perfect Amount of Brine

Most pickle recipes—even fridge-pickle recipes—are for making many jars of pickles, but if you live in a tiny space, or want many jars of several different types of pickled vegetables, these large-format ratios can be kind of annoying to scale down. But you don’t really need a recipe to make fridge pickles; you just…Read more… […]

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I’m San Francisco Chronicle Food Critic Soleil Ho and This Is How I Eat

Most restaurant criticism is written for the rich, and for people who read reviews to validate their dining choices and impeccable taste, but Soleil Ho’s reviews are not for them. Just as she did with The Racist Sandwich Podcast (currently on hiatus) Soleil brings much needed thoughtfulness to the world of restaurant…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Make Quick Pickles Even Quicker by Massaging Your Veggies

Quick pickles are the MVP of no-stove-required summer side dishes. Despite the name, some versions need to soak for an hour or two before they’re ready to eat. If you need a bright, crunchy vegetable side and you need it now, you can get things started with a little massage. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Your Breakfast Sandwich Needs Pickles

Breakfast sandwiches are a deeply personal affair. The classic combination of meat, cheese, egg, and bread is infinitely variable, with everything from one’s preferred egg doneness to regional processed meat delicacies contributing to each person’s ideal version. Personal preferences aside, most people would probably…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Preserve Buddha’s Hand Citron Just as You Would Lemon

Preserved lemons are something special. They somehow manage to bring all five flavors to the table. With only two ingredients—lemon and salt—their primary flavors are (obviously) sour and salty, but after hanging out at room temperature for a while, the citrus mellows, developing a gentle sweetness with just a bit of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Blot Wet Toppings Before Putting Them on Your Burger

When building your perfect burger, it can get easy to get carried away with toppings, and added moisture can pool, wreaking havoc on your buns. Beyond cleverly stacking your ingredients to keep the wetter ones away from the bread, blotting your moist toppings can make a real difference.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Pickled Cranberries Are Your New Favorite Condiment

The humble, bog-dwelling cranberry may be the most underutilized seasonal ingredient of all time. I mean no disrespect to cranberry sauce when I say this, but there’s so much more you can do with these tart little nuggets than cook them in sugar water until they collapse.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Polarizing Pickletini

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we are featuring a bracing and briny favorite of mine that I have been sipping on for years: the polarizing Pickletini.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Should Be Freezing Your Homemade Pickles

Summer is in its final throes, which means buckets of produce to deal with — I mean, savor and cherish. Canning and pickling can help with that, but you know what super-duper sucks? Standing over a pot of boiling water in an already-swampy kitchen for hours to sanitize and seal slippery glass jars. No thank […]

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