Monthly Archives: October 2011

Monkey Bread (light)

Tweet As crazy as it sounds, I’ve never actually had monkey bread before making it myself this week. Also, despite some quick internet research, no one seems to really know why its called monkey bread. Despite not knowing, it still … finish reading Monkey Bread (light)

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Crispy Braised Fennel and Potatoes

Tweet Fennel is one my favorite vegetables, and back in February I posted a few recipes as well as some tips for cooking. Fennel can be a challenging ingredient in that if it is not cooked fully, its can be … finish reading Crispy Braised Fennel and Potatoes

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Perfect Roasted Chicken, Thomas Keller Style

Tweet A couple years back on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, there was an episode devoted to cooking techniques. A variety of famous chef’s demonstrated how to make some of the most simple, yet delicious dishes. Since then I’ve cooked omelets … finish reading Perfect Roasted Chicken, Thomas Keller Style

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Meatball Factory – A Preview

Tweet This past weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to a soft opening of a brand new restaurant called the Meatball Factory. The owner is Chef Dave Martin, a finalist from season one of Top Chef. I wasn’t … finish reading Meatball Factory – A Preview

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The Restaurant Week Conundrum

Tweet For the past four or five years, I’ve been going to various restaurants during the bi-yearly restaurant week promotion (though they should really call it restaurant 3-weeks) held in various cities, including New York City and Washington D.C. Every … finish reading The Restaurant Week Conundrum

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Braised Short Ribs: Pressure Cooked

Tweet Just yesterday, I posted my first adventure using a pressure cooker. With a package of short ribs sitting in the freezer, my second pressure cooked meal was merely destiny. Being able to make those ribs in around an hour … finish reading Braised Short Ribs: Pressure Cooked

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Mashed Potatoes: Pressure Cooked

Tweet Whenever I watch Top Chef or Iron Chef, I always take notice to some of the amazing cooking techniques the chefs utilize. They often use sous vide machines to cook meat perfectly, crazy chemicals or freeze foods with liquid … finish reading Mashed Potatoes: Pressure Cooked

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