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Of course it was the fried rice. It was always the fried rice.

How do I make restaurant-quality fried rice at home? [more inside]
posted by karathrace on Jul 16, 2013 - 32 answers

Real cooking, please!

Please help me find videos of chefs cooking (not performing) and/or a real, working restaurant kitchen. [more inside]
posted by underthehat on Jun 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Are there any television shows that talk about ethnic restaurants in the United States?

Are there any television shows that talk about ethnic restaurants in the United States? [more inside]
posted by Quonab on Apr 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me cook myself up a new job!

A friend is opening up a new sandwich shop and wants me to come work for her. I'm a decent home cook, but I've never worked in a restaurant kitchen; how do I learn about restaurant processes and techniques? [more inside]
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Jan 1, 2012 - 15 answers

Raise or Promotion or Both or What?

How do I ask for a raise? Or a re-promotion to a spot I was previously demoted from? Or maybe both? I don't know. Of course there are special details inside. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Dec 9, 2011 - 4 answers

He likes ALL kinds of Swedish Fish!

My brother is back in Chicago and looking for a job, preferably in the culinary world. But he's also looking to move away from retail and restaurant work, and is both unsure what's out there and wondering what other kinds of education he could do to improve his future prospects. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Sep 20, 2010 - 5 answers

If all my other plans fail, I'm opening a Tako Truck

Where can I get some awesome takoyaki in the DC area? [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani on Aug 6, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I improve my (East Coast) Chinese take-out?

How can I improve my (East Coast) Chinese take-out? [more inside]
posted by sshelato on Apr 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Are short culinary schools worth it?

Is a short-course culinary school worth it? Does it offer any cred toward haute cuisine sous-chef and chef positions, or is it for suckers who'll work at Applebees forever? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Oct 17, 2009 - 13 answers

How to make restaurant-quality food at home?

What do good but not great restaurants (2-3 star) do to make their flavors so intense that I don't do in my kitchen? Can I replicate some of those tricks in my kitchen, or is that something that can't be reproduced without mass equipment? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Oct 7, 2008 - 29 answers

What is being a baker or sous-chef like?

What has been your experience working as a baker, sous-chef, pastry chef, or on prep staff in a bakery or restaurant? What was the job like? The hours? What skills did you need to know before being hired, and what was OK for you to learn on the job? Did you have any significant professional training before beginning, or was it all self-taught? I have discovered a love of baking and cooking, and am considering going into the field for a couple of years. Is this feasible to do so without culinary school? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on May 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Good pasta in San Diego?!

Where can I find fresh pasta in San Diego? [more inside]
posted by brynna on May 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Why does the home stove have to be so cold?

I always hear that restaurants and pizzerias use super-hot ovens to get that extra-good taste. So how come food for home (recipes, TV dinners, frozen pizzas, etc) always uses the paltry 350-425F range? Why not crank the thing up as high as it will go?
posted by zek on Aug 27, 2006 - 14 answers

Good black beans and yellow rice recipe?

Good black beans and yellow rice recipe? It's a little hole in the wall at the NW corner of Broadway and Broome but it's heaven to me. [more inside]
posted by sonnet on Mar 30, 2006 - 6 answers

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