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Kevin Pang
kevinpang
Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.
Sep 24
2

Hey, a member of the old crew! Good to see your name again, you magnificent bastard!

Sep 24
2

KEVIN!!!! Squeee! See I come to The Takeout to get away from shitty news and read about things like Bagel Bite dog pants and other things that make me happy. So seeing OG editors/writers pop up in comments like this just makes me happy. Especially since I seem to have been stood up by a recruiter call and just got Read more

Sep 22
9

Totally off topic, but for those wondering what Kevin Pang is up to, this is a piece he published today on losing weight which also mentions his new job: Read more

Apr 20
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I really like the section where you point out the contradiction in her writing — the way, as you put it, that she expressed her opinions as the gospel truth but then could also write “However much we roam, we shall not be able to say we have tracked down the origin of Italy’s greatest cooking. It is not in the north, Read more

Apr 20
2

Classics has been one of my most often used cookbooks for more than a decade. I was planning on using it tonight. The recipes are good because you can combine them, like when I will be layering a couple of the sauces in there with homemade pasta to make lasagna. Read more

Apr 20
2

Welcome back! Among others from the book, I’ve used Ms. Hazan’s ragu bolognese recipe for maybe 20 years, to the point where that’s the page the book automatically opens to. Normally, after a few times running a recipe as written, i start to modify — for years, my modifications paled in comparison to the original dish. Read more

Apr 20
2

It’s funny because I’m not a huge fan of recipes with very spartan instructions, and here’s why: If something goes “wrong”, or at least “not the way I was expecting it to”, I usually get panicky and try to do an emergency correction. Unfortunately, my “emergency correction” tends to be entirely incorrect (see: my Read more

Apr 20
4

I wonder if that’s a sign of the times. I bet when this book and it’s contemporaries were written, a lot more people had basic culinary knowledge compared to today’s youts; They didn’t need to be told what setting to put the stove on to boil water.
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Apr 20
2

Julia Child, The Way to Cook, taught me how to cook. That being said, The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking is the greatest cookbook ever. No photos, no frills, no airs. It’s the dirtiest cookbook I own. PS— you picked some great examples. Chicken with Two Lemons will have you banging your head over how so simple Read more

Apr 20
9

Wait wait wait... this is a Kevin Pang article post 8 minutes ago. Is that you Kevin? Or was this a repost from an older article?  Are you back, or just visiting?