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2014-05-06 12:27:49 AM
I've never had any problems with my spaghetti sticking together.

Do the steak cutting thing.

Occasionally guilty of boiling veggies, though usually only when I'm feeling lazy or in a hurry.
 
2014-05-06 12:36:33 AM
After reading the article, apparently I'm Doing It Right.
 
2014-05-06 12:38:50 AM
Never boil broccoli, and rarely steam it anymore now that I've discovered roasting it with olive oil and garlic is the most delicious broccoli...IN THE WORLD.
 
2014-05-06 12:44:46 AM

Dallymo: Never boil broccoli, and rarely steam it anymore now that I've discovered roasting it with olive oil and garlic is the most delicious broccoli...IN THE WORLD.


If you boil broccoli in water with baking soda for a minute or two, then plunge into an ice cold bath it turns the most vibrant shade of green you'll ever see.  Seriously it looks gorgeous and tastes fine.
 
2014-05-06 01:29:14 AM
If you cook any of those things the same way twice in a row, you're not even trying to be cool.
 
2014-05-06 01:30:15 AM
1. olive oil in the water
2. touch it
3. mheh, it's broccoli
 
2014-05-06 01:42:15 AM
Haha, trick question! There IS no good way to prepare broccoli.

in her new book Brassicus: Cooking the World's Most Healthy Repulsive and Disgusting Vegetables

/ymmv
 
2014-05-06 02:44:25 AM
spaghetti: add a couple drops of olive oil to the water

Steak: No shiat

broccoli: fark you. I'm boiling it and covering it in cheese
 
2014-05-06 04:12:42 AM
Spaghetti, steak and broccoli sounds absolutely disgusting. Like flyover state prison food.
 
2014-05-06 04:16:02 AM
Really? You're going to believe HuffPo's opinion on cooking?

/You're doing it wrong!
 
2014-05-06 04:17:34 AM
No, I am not.  I'm not even going to bother to click on this.

Steak, spaghetti and broccoli are among the few things I can cook.  If you tell me I'm cooking lasagna wrong, I might listen to you...well, I never cook lasagna.  I have no idea where to start.  So okay, I'd click that, but not this.
 
2014-05-06 04:19:57 AM
I expect to die of colon cancer by the time I hit 50. I eat no real vegetables. Fresh corn, fresh peas, potatoes, fresh tomatoes(but always in sauce form). Vegetables have horrible textures in all of the myriad ways I've tried them, plus, they just taste bad. They're really something one has to acquire at a young age.
 
2014-05-06 04:20:51 AM
God I never boil broccoli. It tastes like shiat cooked that way.
 
2014-05-06 04:32:34 AM

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robohobo: I expect to die of colon cancer by the time I hit 50. I eat no real vegetables. Fresh corn, fresh peas, potatoes, fresh tomatoes(but always in sauce form). Vegetables have horrible textures in all of the myriad ways I've tried them, plus, they just taste bad. They're really something one has to acquire at a young age.


Owsley Stanley is an interesting character who didn't eat veggies either.  He died in a car crash at the age of 76.



Stanley believed that the natural human diet is a totally carnivorous one, thus making it a no-carbohydrate diet, and that all vegetables are toxic.[16] He claimed to have eaten almost nothing but meat, eggs, butter and cheese since 1959 and that he believed his body had not aged as much as the bodies of those who eat a more "normal" diet
 
2014-05-06 04:36:52 AM

gfid: Linkrobohobo: I expect to die of colon cancer by the time I hit 50. I eat no real vegetables. Fresh corn, fresh peas, potatoes, fresh tomatoes(but always in sauce form). Vegetables have horrible textures in all of the myriad ways I've tried them, plus, they just taste bad. They're really something one has to acquire at a young age.

Owsley Stanley is an interesting character who didn't eat veggies either.  He died in a car crash at the age of 76.

Stanley believed that the natural human diet is a totally carnivorous one, thus making it a no-carbohydrate diet, and that all vegetables are toxic.[16] He claimed to have eaten almost nothing but meat, eggs, butter and cheese since 1959 and that he believed his body had not aged as much as the bodies of those who eat a more "normal" diet


I bet he smelled like high noon in a slaughterhouse dumpster when he sweated, too

/broccoli is best covered with cheese
//dammit subby, now I want spaghetti, broccoli, and steak
 
2014-05-06 04:37:42 AM
Oh, and if your spaghetti sticks together, use a bigger pot with more water
 
2014-05-06 04:37:49 AM

whidbey: God I never boil broccoli. It tastes like shiat cooked that way.


cheese! cheese man! cheese!
 
2014-05-06 04:40:01 AM
The spaghetti thing is actually kind of neat, but this:

Brainsick: Oh, and if your spaghetti sticks together, use a bigger pot with more water


is still the most correct answer.
 
2014-05-06 04:41:17 AM
Broccoli is best when it is either raw and in a salad or dipped in a condiment or grilled as part of a stir fry.

Cheese and Broccoli is one of the nastiest things ever.
 
2014-05-06 04:42:16 AM

res_nihil: Broccoli is best when it is either raw and in a salad or dipped in a condiment or grilled as part of a stir fry.

Cheese and Broccoli is one of the nastiest things ever.


Seriously. Why the fark would you ruin cheese with broccoli?
 
2014-05-06 04:42:26 AM

res_nihil: Cheese and Broccoli is one of the nastiest things ever.


*cock punch*
 
2014-05-06 04:49:01 AM

robohobo: res_nihil: Broccoli is best when it is either raw and in a salad or dipped in a condiment or grilled as part of a stir fry.

Cheese and Broccoli is one of the nastiest things ever.

Seriously. Why the fark would you ruin cheese with broccoli?


I like my cheese like I like my women ...

without broccoli
 
2014-05-06 05:10:48 AM
Think it's "whom" maybe "who" but definitely not "that". So weary of a plethora of illiterate farkers dumbing down society.
 
2014-05-06 05:11:32 AM
Don't want your pasta to stick? Use a fork and stir it early during cooking an a few more times until its done. Mind crushing problem solved. Oil in the pan only helps a little and is more useful to coat the past when it's drained
 
2014-05-06 05:19:05 AM
I hate"you're doing it wrong" articles. I'm perfectly happy with my spaghetti. In fact I prefer it over any restaurant. Broccoli is best not cooked at all. And I don't have a grill so I only get steak if I'm going out.
 
2014-05-06 05:25:48 AM

picturescrazy: I hate"you're doing it wrong" articles. I'm perfectly happy with my spaghetti. In fact I prefer it over any restaurant. Broccoli is best not cooked at all. And I don't have a grill so I only get steak if I'm going out.


You can pan dry a marinated steak for 3 minutes each side. ..slice it thin and make toasted horseradish cheese sammiches for cheap. Smoke a couple hits first and savor the flavor.
 
2014-05-06 05:29:59 AM

whidbey: God I never boil broccoli. It tastes like shiat cooked that way.


Wow you capitalized God?
 
2014-05-06 05:32:40 AM
the article should be titled "3 super awesome cooking hacks"
 
2014-05-06 05:35:05 AM
That was an ad for cookbooks. Thank you, huffpost and subby.
 
2014-05-06 05:37:58 AM

robohobo: I expect to die of colon cancer by the time I hit 50. I eat no real vegetables. Fresh corn, fresh peas, potatoes, fresh tomatoes(but always in sauce form). Vegetables have horrible textures in all of the myriad ways I've tried them, plus, they just taste bad. They're really something one has to acquire at a young age.


CORN IS NOT A VEGETABLE!
www.spencer1984.com
 
2014-05-06 05:41:02 AM
If you're cooking these things you're doing it wrong... so we're supposed to eat raw spaghetti?
 
2014-05-06 05:46:38 AM
I'm tired of the internet telling me I'm doing stuff wrong...

I don't fan my spaghetti because I have a proper sized pot, so it doesn't f'n matter.

I don't cut my steak because I can tell how done meat is by paying attention to temperature, thickness, and time... I haven't over/undercooked beef in several years... If I was doing a dozen different things at a time, maybe I would push on the beef to see how squishy it is, but that's about it... cutting beef prior to its resting period is wrong, and author doesn't know wtf he or she is talking about.

People boil broccoli? That seems way harder than throwing it in a pan with olive oil and a little garlic... but whatever floats your boat, it's still better for you than a big mac.
 
2014-05-06 05:55:32 AM
I totally agree with submitter. Done correctly, somebody else is cooking the steak and spaghetti for me.

/And throwing the broccoli in the toilet with the rest of the turds buts that's my personal preference
 
2014-05-06 06:06:03 AM

picturescrazy: . Broccoli is best not cooked at all.


Raw broccoli, like most raw non-salad-green vegetables, is gross.  Steamed broccoli is good, however.

/wasn't aware spaghetti sticking together was a big enough problem to merit mentioning
//just use the right size pot and stir once in a while
 
2014-05-06 06:07:44 AM
Stopped reading at "cooking steak in a pan". TFA writer obviously has no farking idea what they're talking about.
 
2014-05-06 06:10:00 AM

Friction8r: whidbey: God I never boil broccoli. It tastes like shiat cooked that way.

Wow you capitalized God?


It's the beginning of a sentence. Cut him some slack.
 
2014-05-06 06:11:32 AM

firefly212: I'm tired of the internet telling me I'm doing stuff wrong...

I don't fan my spaghetti because I have a proper sized pot, so it doesn't f'n matter.

I don't cut my steak because I can tell how done meat is by paying attention to temperature, thickness, and time... I haven't over/undercooked beef in several years... If I was doing a dozen different things at a time, maybe I would push on the beef to see how squishy it is, but that's about it... cutting beef prior to its resting period is wrong, and author doesn't know wtf he or she is talking about.

People boil broccoli? That seems way harder than throwing it in a pan with olive oil and a little garlic... but whatever floats your boat, it's still better for you than a big mac.


This. Same here.
 
2014-05-06 06:16:07 AM
Easiest to start with a large pot of boiling, light salted water and put the spaghetti, broccoli and steak in for about 8-12 minutes, depending on how you like your steak.
 
2014-05-06 06:18:22 AM
Trick I learned cooking in college

Touch the fleshy part of your palm beneath your thumb, this is what rare steak feels like
Put thumb and index finger together, touch same spot = med rare
Middle finger - medium
Ring finger - med well
Pinky - Well done
 
2014-05-06 06:18:55 AM
I don`t cook my steak long enough for the middle to get hot.

What is this dry overcooked thing you describe?

Also, I use the `thumb muscle` method of deciding rarity.

Spaghetti I cook in a large enough pan so sticking is not a problem and I mostly steam my broccoli.

I`ll try roasting it with garlic and oil though, that`s closer to a 50/50 mix of carbs and fat so it will taste nicer especially with some of the carbs turning to sugars.
 
2014-05-06 06:19:57 AM

fasahd: Friction8r: whidbey: God I never boil broccoli. It tastes like shiat cooked that way.

Wow you capitalized God?

It's the beginning of a sentence. Cut him some slack.


Some people really are that desperate...
 
2014-05-06 06:29:33 AM
Who the fark cares if your spaghetti sticks together?
 
2014-05-06 06:36:31 AM
Much maligned and relegated to TV dinners and warmed over left overs, the microwave is a wonderful sciencentific creation and the best tool for steaming fresh vegetables if you want to retain nutrients and flavor. Nothing wrong with carmelising mind you, just different and you do lose some nutrients. Nuked scrambled eggs are good too; light fluffy, not burned, and fast. And what's up with 'the macaroni grill"? Who in the hell grills macaroni?
 
2014-05-06 06:39:18 AM

Solid State Vittles: After reading the article, apparently I'm Doing It Right.


me too. duh.
 
2014-05-06 06:54:58 AM
It's 2014 and some people are still boiling vegetables?
 
2014-05-06 06:57:54 AM
If Alton Brown says its OK to microwave vegetables to steam them then by gum I'm going to nuke the f**kers!
 
2014-05-06 07:19:43 AM

abhorrent1: Stopped reading at "cooking steak in a pan".


Exactly. Steak gets cooked outdoors, with fire. Charcoal is nice, but I live in Texas, so I also approve of propane and propane accessories.
 
2014-05-06 07:22:58 AM

picturescrazy: Broccoli is best not cooked at all.


Seconded. Unless you're trying to make it into squishy baby food or something.
 
2014-05-06 07:31:35 AM

fasahd: the microwave is a wonderful sciencentific creation and the best tool for steaming fresh vegetables


Brew78: If Alton Brown says its OK to microwave vegetables to steam them then by gum I'm going to nuke the f**kers!


Amen to that.  These days, you can even buy steam-in-bag veggies; just poke a few holes in the bag, toss in the microwave for a few minutes, and done.

For the non-bagged variety, a microwaveable container with a little water in it works just fine.
 
2014-05-06 07:35:47 AM

log_jammin: spaghetti: add a couple drops of olive oil to the water

Steak: No shiat

broccoli: fark you. I'm boiling it and covering it in cheese


oil and water don't mix. my sister did this in italy and her italian husband was all "wth?"
 
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