Archives for December 2009

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How To Make Sushi Mayo

Plan to make sushi mayo at least 24 hours before you will use it. This will allow enough time for the flavors to completely combine, producing the best possible flavor. Make sushi mayo by adding any ingredients and flavorings to prepared mayonnaise.   The flavored mayonnaise can then be served with sushi, either on top, inside or as a dip, and also served as a sauce served on top of b …

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How to Do a Keg Stand

Since you are reading this, it’s a good assumption you have no idea how to do a keg stand. You’ve found yourself at a “kegger” and the crazy guy yells out, “Time to do a keg stand!” But that’s okay. Being prepared for this classic party ritual can help define your social status for the evening. Eventually that crazy guy will point at you and it will be tim …

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How to Make Homemade Relish

There are many reasons to make homemade relish. It is cost effective, relatively simple, and produces a fresh flavor that is not available in purchased relish. When you make homemade relish, you can achieve customized flavor and taste based on personal preference. Relish can either be sweet, sour, spicy hot, or altered to fit individual taste buds.   People are most familiar with trad …

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The Easiest Holiday Dinner for Men

The holidays are awesome and awesomely stressful. You’ve got to buy the right gifts, impress the right people, and cook the right food to keep everybody happy. We’ve covered your bases for the first two things on that list, so now we’d like to give you the option of a hassle-free, appetizer-style meal that eschews that multiple-hour turkey for a snack-and-grab setup tha …

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Wine in Style

So you love wine, but the craving for it doesn‘t always strike you when there‘s conveniently a plate of cheese and a nice glass in front of you. No, you need to be sipping when you want to be sipping, like a true wine lover.Because “wine aficionado,“ or anything followed by the word aficionado, really, makes you sound pretentious, perhaps you‘d prefer the term “ …

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Thirsty as a Dog

A dog that can go to the fridge, open it, and get you a beer has been a much-sought-after level of companionship since the canine was first domesticated.  But they never could open the beer, until now.The story behind the Bark4Beer dog collar bottle openers is almost as cool as the idea itself.  Here's what inventor John Hornbeak says about it: "I went to Stanford, my business partn …

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The Exotic Meat Market

Hamburgers are, really, quite boring. Hot dogs are so blasé. What you really want to get your hands on is a succulent, seared, lemon-pepper lion meat. Yeah, who’s the king of the jungle now? The Exotic Meat Market sends you any kind of meat you can possibly think of (except, maybe, human), and many, many meats that you can’t think of because you aren’t even sure what animal they could possib …

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What to Order at a Thai Restaurant: 10 Dishes

When you order at a Thai restaurant, you're presented with two problems: How much flavor do you want on your plate, and how spicy can you handle it? Most Thai spots have traditional cooks that hit the recipe every time, so you have to know precisely what you want when you go to order at a Thai restaurant.. First off, dishes such as pad thai or pad see ew are sweet and savory when ord …

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Food Podcast

The Food Pod probably sounds like some wildly futuristic method of cooking food that they would probably use on Lost In Space. Well, we would just like to tell you that that is exactly correct.This thing makes all hassle accompanied with boiling/blanching/steaming food a thing of the past. Vegetables, seafood, pasta; you name it, it’ll fit in the Food Pod and allow you to cook it exactly to …

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How to Make Homemade Mustard

Sure, you could slather your hot dog in the bright yellow mustard you ate on your sandwiches when you were six - but making homemade mustard is easy - and so much more delicious! The simplest mustard requires just equal parts mustard flour (which is made from pre-ground seeds) and water, but the basic recipe below will give you homemade mustard with a fuller flavor. Once you’ve mastered it, …

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How To Make Sushi Rice

The trick to great sushi is to make great sushi rice. There are many factors that can ruin a good pot of rice but if you follow these steps, you can make sushi rice that turns out perfect every time. Things you’ll need: Sushi Rice (1 ½ cup) Water (2 cups) Sesame oil (optional) Sauce pan with lid Baking sheet Spatula  

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Easy Recipe for a Chicken Breast Sandwich

Sometimes nothing beats a sandwich for lunch or a quick supper.  But why eat the same old boring lunch meat on dry white bread again?   Try this simple and tasty recipe for a chicken breast sandwich and perk up your meal. Easy Chicken Breast Sandwiches 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 onion buns lettuce 1 tomato, sliced thinly 1onion, sliced thinly 4 slices …

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Best Homemade Hamburger Condiments

Homemade hamburger condiments are both easy and cheap to make.  It’s easy to find recipes for classic homemade hamburger condiments like ketchup and mustard. We’d like to show you how to make two more off-beat homemade hamburger condiments: mayonnaise and sautéed onions. Try these two delicious condiments yourself: Homemade Mayonnaise 1 pint vegetable oil 3 past …

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Easy Recipes for College Students

The word "recipe" seems to scare a lot of students away from the kitchen, but these are easy recipes for college students. Survive off of instant ramen noodles, or learn easy recipes and live like a king. Really, the choice is yours. These recipes will knock your socks off, you know, the socks you've worn twice because you haven't done laundry all month. Challenge yourself to try …

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Get Bombed

What’s more manly than straight up throwing back some shots? How about this: throwing back some shots shaped like B-52 Bombs. Boom. Think about it. You are drinking out of a bomb. That’s like using a gun to cut your steak.It demands respect. And whatever you’re drinking in that bomb will taste that much better for it. Have some honorable men or women friends in the armed for …

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Easy Guy Meals

Hey, you gotta’ get our grub on, right? But sometimes you’re short on time from sleeping one off and doing lunch/dinner up right can be a bit difficult. Don’t fret, Brotherfriend. There are many dishes you can whip up in a matter of minutes that actually won’t send you running for the can with a case of the violent squirts. We’re here to break down some of the tastiest dishes you can make in a mat …

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10 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipes

Grilled cheese might just be the king of comfort food. One: it is supremely simple to make. You can make it in the microwave, on the stove, in a toaster, on a grill, on a hot stone on a very hot day, or in any number of other random places where there is a flat surface and a heat source. Two: it is exceedingly cheap to make. All you need is bread and cheese, and if you’re feeling really fancy, som …

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Easy Meals to Cook for Your Date

by Matt Moore Call me crazy, but the idea of dropping serious cash on a meal for two just doesn’t sound like my idea of a good time.  Though she may appreciate a night out on the town, odds are she’s clueless that you just shelled out $15 bucks for a glass of wine that sells for the same price per bottle at the local liquor store. In my experience, there’s probably no better …

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The Worlds Strongest Beer

The guys at Brew Dog – the same guys that decided to make beer in the middle of a storm-tossed Atlantic just for the hell of it – have set a new world record. Their newest concoction, the Tactical Nuclear Penguin, is the strongest beer on the planet Earth.  The previous record holder was the German Beer Schorschbraer, and it was a still-reputable 31% ABV. Tactical Pengui …