cooking at Home

Smoked Brisket Packer

October 23, 2014

I MADE THE ABOVE Lately I’ve been on a BBQ brisket tear – can’t get enough of it. I can’t recall the last time I ordered pork shoulder at a BBQ temple. Ribs and brisket – those are the two pillars of my smoked meat dreams. I’ve been reading a lot about brisket, as I leave for […]

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The Same But Different [Burgers & Chicken]

September 16, 2014

Each month I Evernote-file dozens of recipes and ideas to try, I purchase a handful of cookbooks a year, yet half my cooking is incited by my love of comforting fatty foods, grilled things, and fried stuff, especially chicken parts. If I see a fried chicken recipe with a minor twist, I must add it to my repertoire. […]

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Tomato Dishes

August 11, 2014

We are in the primetime for tomatoes, and every summer I get all anxious that I’m not taking advantage. I mean, I probably only have forty good tomato seasons in my lifetime. When I was a kid I didn’t appreciate it. Then later in life in our Matrix Reloaded sub-terrain world I will be old […]

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SUMMER

July 29, 2014

LOVE IT. Cooked and ate and drank with good Friends this weekend, taking full advantage of the seasonal bounty. Field peas, corn, tomatoes, peaches, king salmon – it was basically like the cover of a July issue of Bon App up in this bitch. I brought the peaches (from SC, better than GA) and summer […]

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José Andrés Salt Wrinkled Potatoes

May 21, 2014

You should try this recipe for José Andrés’ salt boiled/wrinkled potatoes. You slow simmer small potatoes in a TON of salt, then pour off most of the water when tender and cook until the water evaporates and the salt crystallizes on the surface of the potatoes. Then you cover and let the potatoes wrinkle a bit. It’s sort of […]

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Stovetop (Pork) Steak

May 19, 2014

Recently the New York Times’ Julia Moskin wrote an article about cooking steaks on the stovetop. The article reads like cooking a steak on a skillet is a novel or intimidating process, but it had a few interesting thoughts. I’m always reading articles about seemingly simple and time tested methods like cooking a steak or […]

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Cooking – Fried and Spring

April 15, 2014

Been a minute since I’ve done a cooking update, and we ate some tasty foodstuffs the past couple of weekends which I must discuss with you. I always like cooking with my brother because we have similar tastes in many ways, and he’s open to just about any gut-busting project the internet can dream up. […]

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Cassoulet in 3 Easy Days

March 27, 2014

The never ending Winter weather has provided one nice side benefit – I’ve not yet tired of comforting meaty stews and braises and casseroles. I’ve made Beef Bourguignon and Indian beef stews and lasagnas and hearty curries, all soul warming dishes meant for chilly nights. But my favorite dish made this season was cassoulet. I’ve […]

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