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Category Archives: Cooking

wasabigelatine’s 2013 holiday gift guide

My husband likes to amuse himself by sending me clickbait-style texts on his way home from work: “This Cabbie Knows How To Save the Day — But Will It Cost Him His Life?” I’m a bit behind updating this blog, so in the spirit of playing catch up and because my favorite finds this year [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2011 holiday gift guide

Bright stars on coasters and boxes of toffee Soap for your mittens and booze for your coffee Cookbooks with cuisine so mindboggling These are a few of my favorite things this year!   Isn’t it more fun to give out handwritten recipe cards rather than clicking the “send to a friend” button? Rifle Paper Co. [...]

Homemade ramen

Like many people, my early ramen experiences involved pouring boiling water into a large styrofoam cup and waiting for the tangled brick of dried noodles to magically transform into a piping-hot, satisfyingly salty soup best enjoyed while pulling an all-nighter cramming for finals. Up until my early twenties, I’d assumed that all ramen was instant, [...]

Sous vide: high tech slow cooking

Thomas Keller. Heston Blumenthal. Grant Achatz. Chipotle. Stouffer’s. American Airlines. From world-renowned chefs to large-scale food production companies, sous vide (French for “under vacuum”) has revolutionized the way people cook. This method involves vacuum-sealing food in plastic and submerging it in a temperature-controlled water bath for a specific period of time. It’s a very efficient [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2009 holiday gift guide

This year, it’s twenty items for $20 or under. Enjoy! Honey and honey mustard gift set – $12, Chicago Honey Co-op.  Located on Chicago’s West Side, Chicago Honey Co-op practices sustainable beekeeping and honey production while providing jobs for the city’s underemployed. This gift set is a great way to sample their products and support [...]