Up Your Homemade Bread Game With Baker’s Percentages

Up Your Homemade Bread Game With Baker’s Percentages

Photo: ShutterstockPandemic-induced cabin fever has kickstarted the sourdough baking hobbies of what seems like everyone on Instagram. If you’re one of these newly converted bakers, by now you’ve probably gotten the hang of feeding your starter, as well as some basic shaping techniques and are hungry for a new challenge. Why not try tweaking a…

Improve your pandemic Passover with a candy seder plate

Improve your pandemic Passover with a candy seder plate

Photo: Stacey BallisFeaturesFeaturesStories from The Takeout about food, drink, and how we live.When I first started thinking about Passover stories to write this year, I was torn. After all, every year most major outlets usually make some attempt to acknowledge the holiday, usually with recipes that promise fully authentic old-school Bubbe nostalgia, highlight foods from…

A Michelin-star chef says a tarte tatin is the best dish Gordon Ramsay taught him how to make, and shared what it was like to work with the ‘MasterChef’ star

A Michelin-star chef says a tarte tatin is the best dish Gordon Ramsay taught him how to make, and shared what it was like to work with the ‘MasterChef’ star

Michelin-starred chef Josh Emett worked with Gordon Ramsay for nearly 11 years. Emett told Insider that the best dish the “MasterChef” star taught him how to make was Tarte Tatin. He described the classic French dessert as an “upside-down tart” and called Ramsay’s version “the best I’ve ever done.” Emett also revealed what it was like to work…

Suburbs already have driverless taxis, but San Francisco is still playing catch-up

Suburbs already have driverless taxis, but San Francisco is still playing catch-up

Riding through SF is a nightmare even with a human driver. Image: zoox By Sasha Lekach2020-01-24 00:07:34 UTC San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood is notoriously tricky for any driver. Narrow roads, gobs of tourists, steep inclines, double-parked delivery vans, never-ending construction, and maddening six-way intersections run rampant there. Take away the human driver, and you’ve…

Homemade Soba Noodles Recipe

Homemade Soba Noodles Recipe

Servings: 4-6Prep time: 15 minutesTotal time: 2 hours Ingredients for the bonito and kombu dashi:5 cups|1.2 liters filtered water1 piece kombu, about 3 x 3 inches (7.5 x 7.5 cm) 3 to 4 cups|20 to 30 grams bonito flakes for the shoyu tare:1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon|80 ml mirin (hon mirin, not mirin-type)3 tablespoons cane…

Scientists Made a Nearly Invincible Lithium-Ion Battery

Scientists Made a Nearly Invincible Lithium-Ion Battery

Lithium-ion batteries have shaped the modern world. These power pouches are at the heart of most rechargeable electronics, from cell phones and laptops to vapes and electric cars. But while they’re great at holding a charge and have a high energy density, lithium-ion batteries aren’t without their problems. Their reliance on toxic, flammable materials means…

How Lea & Perrins makes Worcestershire sauce using a 185-year-old recipe

How Lea & Perrins makes Worcestershire sauce using a 185-year-old recipe

Worcestershire sauce is made using three main ingredients, anchovies, red onions and garlic.Each ingredient is left to mature between 18-24 months before being used. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.Insider visited the Lea & Perrins factory to see how Worcestershire sauce is made.It has been making the sauce for nearly 200 years.The sauce was made by…

On a cold winter’s night, warm up with stewed beans and ribs

On a cold winter’s night, warm up with stewed beans and ribs

Graphic: Allison CorrI came to beans later in life. As a young person, I never really liked them. I associated them entirely with overly sweet baked beans, or slimy three-bean salad at the deli counter. All of the beans at my house were canned. I was in my twenties when I was finally introduced to…

How to prepare a high-tech holiday feast

How to prepare a high-tech holiday feast

My holiday cooking process starts the same every year: sharpen the knives, clean out the oven, assemble the ingredients, lock the cat in the bedroom because he can, has and will chew through heavy-duty plastic wrapping to gnaw on a frozen turkey. Then I pull out my recipe box. It’s a quaint name for something…