Menu items to To Make
Nothing quite says spring like asparagus. Sure, you can get it year round, but the tastiest asparagus appears this time of year. Your best option is to try to locate some at a farmer’s market, but even if you don’t have one nearby, be sure to ask the produce people in your supermarket when [...]
Remember when avocado was inextricably linked to guacamole? Well now it’s in sandwiches, in smoothies, in breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, and in snacks in between. Avocado has become a national obsession.
I’ll smear it on grainy toast for the kids’ breakfast. And I might even top it off with a few pistachio [...]
Excellent article in the NY Times on how an overweight chef lost a whole lot of weight. I include this excerpt below from Allison Adato, the author of the recent book “Smart Chefs Stay Slim.”
ENJOY WHAT YOU LOVE. Chefs like Rick Bayless and Eric Ripert don’t try to supplant chicken-liver crostini with droopy steamed vegetables. [...]
America’s love affair with chicken is understandable. But with chicken breasts…less so. We all have a favorite preparation method and preferred part of the bird. I’m unquestionably a thigh lover and a fan of wings too. I’m OK with the legs, or “drumsticks”, because dark meat chicken has more flavor than the white. The breast [...]
Long story short: The upcoming Dad Summit this year will include a “cook-off” in which yours truly is currently one of the semi-finalists. All good, big prizes, lotsa fun. But I need votes, YOUR VOTES, to get into the finals. To do that is simple – you just head right to this LINK and [...]
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THANKSGIVING
OK, in preparation for Thanksgiving I’ve reviewed hundreds of recipes, ideas, tips, how-to’s, help lines and more. Here are the links that you might find useful.
– A whole lotta menus for 2 to 20 peeps (Gourmet)
– Overall Thanksgiving Guide includes Vegetarian and Gluten Free (The Daily Meal)
What is the sense of publishing a recipe that virtually no one will make?
I like Tasting Table. They do a good job. In their Meet The Sous Chef series this week, they present Garett McMahan, the Chef de Cuisine at Perilla in New York City. The chef has all the bona fides. I’m sure [...]