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The Best Food Thermometer

February 01, 2019

The best food thermometer is one that can take a reading super fast. The Thermopop is really great for taking quick, accurate temperatures on meats or liquids and is about the simplest designed thermometer I’ve used.

I have it near the stove at all times to get a quick read on chicken, steaks, or frying oil temperature.


Recipes that require a Food Thermometer:

Fish Sticks

September 01, 2019

Fish sticks are best made with a fresh, fleshy white fish like cod or flounder. You’ll want to select a thick filet. In this recipe adapted…

Roast Chicken over Vegetables

August 12, 2019

I have been roasting chicken in my oven for many years now and most of the time I would roast it by itself using the Thomas Keller recipe…

Fried Chicken Sandwich

May 05, 2019

I found out about J. Kenji López-Alt’s #betterthanchickfila challenge on twitter and I was excited to see that he has deconstructed the…

Cast Iron Crispy Fried Chicken

March 30, 2019

One of the best ways to season a cast iron pan is to fry things with it, and a great recipe to use to instantly season the pan is fried…

Pan Roasted Steak

February 14, 2019

This is the method outlined for cooking dry aged steaks in David Chang’s “The Mind of a Chef” series. Packing the steak in salt draws the…

Buttermilk Brined Roast Chicken

February 07, 2019

After trying my crispy roast chicken using Thomas Keller’s no-brine method, I heard about Samin Nosrat’s recommended buttermilk roast…

Crispy Roast Chicken

January 09, 2019

My gold standard for roast chicken is the crispy skin, salty chicken they serve at Oktoberfest, also called Wiesnhendl, or just Hendl. It is…

Pan Roasted Lamb Loin Chops

October 15, 2018

Lamb loin chop can be tricky to cook- if you’re using a thermometer to measure the temperature make sure you don’t measure too close to the…


Will Chiong

Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.

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