Special Sauce: Kenji on Competitive Cooking; Ivan ...

Special Sauce: Kenji on Competitive Cooking; Ivan …

[Ivan Orkin photograph: Aubrie Pick. Chris Ying photograph: Jami Witek. Curry photograph: Vicky Wasik] On this week’s Special Sauce, we take a deep dive into The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider, the new cookbook from Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying. We pick up where we left off in […]

Special Sauce: Kenji on Cooking With Fish Sauce an...

Special Sauce: Kenji on Cooking With Fish Sauce an…

[Adam Chandler photograph: Katie Basile. Fries photograph: Vicky Wasik] This week’s Special Sauce episode kicks off with Serious Eater Marc Lampert asking Kenji about the process of cooking with ingredients packed with umami. “Does umami cook out like an acid would?” Marc asked. Here’s part of Kenji’s response: “A general rule of thumb for cooking […]

Special Sauce: Kenji on Cooking With Starch, Simon...

Special Sauce: Kenji on Cooking With Starch, Simon…

[Simone Tong photograph: Courtesy of Little Tong Noodle Shop. Mixian photograph: Vivian Kong] This week’s Special Sauce kicks off with our new culinary Q&A segment, “Ask Kenji.” This time around, Kenji schools us and serious eater Paul Anderson on the differences between cornstarch and flour when used as thickeners. Among them: Unlike flour, “cornstarch tends […]

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