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Feb 12 6 tweets 2 min read
It's time again for Cooking With an Editor — Nduja Edition!
Here's our target: A spicy salami spread in a bowl topped with a Calabrian pepp First, you'll need some thinly sliced pancetta. The trick here is to sweat it to render off the fat (which you'll need) without crisping the meat. Go low and slow. Pancetta thinly sliced and melting in a saucepan.
May 16, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Last night, I decided it was finally time to try this version of a cheeseburger:… To get the smashburger right, you form the beef into round balls, somewhere between the size of a handball and a tennis ball. Season them as you like. This procedure is dead simple. Brioche buns are highly recommended, as the usual type won't stand up to the juiciness factor. Two round hamburger patties beside brioche buns on a plate
Jan 16, 2019 8 tweets 2 min read
Did you ever hear the Parable of the Unfit Leader?
Once upon a time, in a happy land, the people grew restless and felt it would be best to choose a ruler who had no rulership experience. "He won't be of the ruler class," they said. "He is a merchant and a skilled bargainer."