NYC Gets Its First Tempura-Focused Restaurant — Food News

I used to think tempura was just an obligatory menu item for Japanese restaurants here in the U.S., sitting alongside chicken teriyaki and miso soup. Then friends took me out to a dedicated tempura restaurant in Tokyo, and the experience blew me away.

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How To Make a Soft-Boiled Egg — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

The perfect soft-boiled egg should have firm, custard-like whites and a warm, runny yolk — this is what my host mother taught me when I lived with her family in France for a summer in high school, and it's still the standard to which I hold my soft-boiled eggs today. An egg like this is just right for scooping daintily from the shell and eating with buttered toast soldiers, an experience that always feels simultaneously sophisticated and happily childlike to me.

Making soft-boiled eggs might feel slightly trickier than hard-boiled eggs, but it's nothing that can't be mastered in the space of a Saturday morning! Here's a step-by-step tutorial to teach you exactly what to do.

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3 Ways to Pit Cherries Without a Cherry Pitter — Tips from The Kitchn

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Is it necessary to own a cherry pitter? If you're making cherry pie and need to pit a mountain of cherries, then yes, please do yourself a favor and buy an actual cherry pitter to make the process a whole lot easier.

But for the rest of us who just want to pit a few cherries for a sangria and don't want to buy a unitasker, there are three other ways to pit cherries with things you probably already have in the kitchen or desk drawer!

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5 Questions Everyone Still Has About Party Etiquette, and the New Answers — Etiquette Expectations

When it comes to party etiquette, some rules never change: Put your napkin on your lap, eat with your mouth closed, say thank you. But thanks to the modern, informal times we live in, other rules shift or change completely depending on the context or the crowd. So what's an etiquette enthusiast supposed to do?

Here are five party etiquette questions that still trip people up, and how we think it's okay to deal with them now.

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Recipe: Grilled Beer & Maple Bratwurst — Recipes from The Kitchn

This recipe plays up the malty, roasted notes in dark beers, with a glug of maple syrup and a few spoonfuls of sweet stone-ground mustard. It's a simple way to bring a little extra oomph to your grilled brats this summer.

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5 Kitchens with Built-in Appliance Cubbies — Smart Kitchen Design

So many of our small appliances are indispensable. I love my stick blender, mini food processor, and juicer, but they are hard to store in my apartment kitchen. Some of them are in the pantry cabinet, some are stashed away in a storage box with other lesser-used kitchen tools, and a few sit out on our open shelving unit — meaning they have to be washed each time before they are used.

If you're in the process of making some upgrades to your kitchen, consider including a built-in appliance cubby.

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