Author Archives: jamesbradfordgray
Step aside Marinara Meat Sauce, Ragù Bolognese is without doubt the Queen of Italian sauces. This stick to your ribs pasta will warm your heart and soul any time of year. So yeah, this takes 4-5 hours to make, but the good news is that using the oven-braise technique means that you don’t have to […]
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Here’s to soups and stews and savory, soul-warming food.
Celebrate Autumn with this succulent roast chicken. I think this might be the best roast chicken I’ve ever made. It is all at once lightly sweet, salty, just a little sticky (like BBQ sauce) and beautifully savory.
Ever wonder how steakhouses achieve such a beautiful crust on the outside of their steaks? The answer is simple: Heat. Really, really, really, high heat.
It’s one of my favorite times of year! Hatch Chile season is upon us and that means its time to celebrate one of the most wonderful peppers in existence – the New Mexico Hatch Chile. It’s a short season August and September only, so take advantage while you can!
To my great happiness, it is once again Hatch Chile Season! The Hatch Chile hails from the small town of Hatch, NM – arguably the pepper capital of North America. Hatch Chiles are exactly the same pepper as the well-known Anaheim Pepper, but because they are grown in the rocky soil of arid Southern New […]
This method will rival the best French Restaurants, yet is simple and easy enough for any home cook. The hardest part is finding a Frenched rack of lamb. Ask your butcher to do it for you, or keep in mind that lamb chops and lamb loin chops, or even a boneless leg of lamb will […]
Number 1: Salt Cellar Get a salt cellar and place it on your counter top near your prep area and stove. It’s presence will remind you to season your food aggressively and liberally. You should be seasoning your food at every step. Underseasoned food is the #1 reason why something might turn out bland. Trust […]
Some people have a nearly religious devotion to cheese.
Some of you may be asking this question: Why should I learn to cook? It takes time. It takes money. It means I have to go to the grocery store. It takes practice. I have so little free time in my life – why should I spend time every day, or a few days a […]