Q: I bought two beautiful porterhouse steaks yesterday, and I was wondering which preparation is more appropriate for this cut of meat — grill, or pan to oven? I want to make the most out of it. Any suggestions?
It's been all over the news lately: a Harvard study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine last week links red meat consumption to increased mortality. But is that reason enough to give up meat altogether, or is all about moderation... and the kind of meat you eat?
Oh, you molecular gastronomists. There you go again, up-ending everything we think is right and proper in the kitchen. Here's the latest strange yet wholly practical concept imported to home kitchens from the labs of Nathan Myhrvold, gentleman scientist and chef: A method for cooking the absolute perfect steak, demonstrated here by Brandon Matzek of Kitchen Konfidence.
The lure of steak is simply irresistible. Add in beer-soaked mushrooms, caramelized onions, and some fingerling potatoes roasted with blue cheese, and you'll have every neighbor within 300 feet of your front door standing in your kitchen. So lock 'em out, or welcome them in. Either way, this 30-minute meal will knock the socks off your local steak house.
There are very few foods that feed a large crowd with little effort. Tacos may be the simplest option for feeding a lot of people, and today we are bringing you one of our favorite taco stuffings: Barbacoa beef, tender and full rich, complex flavors. Yes, did you know you can make that tasty stuff you buy at Chipotle in your own kitchen — and in your slow cooker no less?
It's fall. It's chilly. Maybe you have friends or family coming over later. Beef stew is on the menu. It's tempting to spring for some steak to make your stew extra-special, isn't it? But, friends, save your pennies because slow-cooked stews are where cheaper cuts really shine.
I've been having a blast recreating recipes from my summer food adventures in Taiwan. Thank goodness it's soup week at The Kitchn because I think I saved the best for last! Beef noodle soup is considered a national dish in Taiwan, and I had a chance to experience it firsthand at Lao Zhang Beef Noodles, a former winner of Taiwan's annual Beef Noodle Festival.