And why it needs to die.

I’m from Texas. You know what that means:

We have the best Barbeque.

We have the best Mexican food.

We have the biggest portions.

We have the best chili, which doesn’t have beans, and if your’s does — it’s wrong

We have Whataburger, which is better than In-N-Out, McDonald’s, BK, and Wendy’s combined.

Proving that Texas is better than everywhere else and why my opinion of all other BBQ and Mexican food is superior to yours. Right?

No.

I have worked in food my whole life, most of which has been in Texas. From…


In depth overview of kitchen scales vs. measuring cups.

One cup isn’t always one cup, but one gram is always one gram.

I’m here to make the argument that every kitchen needs a kitchen scale. At this point in time, scales are just as accessible as measuring cups. You can find them at many grocery stores, department stores, whatever Target is considered, and all over the internet. They’re also similarly priced to measuring cups — which isn’t much. In a quick search on amazon you can find a kitchen scale as cheap as $12 and as much as $30. …


Why you shouldn’t make “classic” pizza at home, and what to do instead.

Photo: Aaron Alterman

Even when pizza is bad, it’s good.

I have heard that statement so many times, and I generally agree — but not when I’m the one making it. There is no version of making pizza from scratch that takes less than a few hours, and often times recipes suggest more than 24 hours. If I am going to plan ahead and spend 4–24 hours making something, it always feels like a bummer for it to not come out great. …


Three ice cream sandwiches to restore your faith in humanity

Photo: Aaron Alterman

I’m the kind of person who loves ice cream whether it’s August in Texas or Winter in Minnesota — but it’s easier to convince other people that it’s a great idea when it’s August in Texas.

My biggest problem with making ice cream sandwiches at home is timing. The easiest and most straight forward way to make them is to make your favorite cookies, put a big scoop of ice cream between two of them, and indulge. But, if I want to put that same sandwich in the freezer to…

Aaron Alterman

Just a guy who loves cooking and eating and documenting the process.

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