Category Tips & Techniques
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!
This garlic bread is so good that it’s easy to eat it in place of eating dinner by mistake (my wife did this last night). For whatever reason, it is highly addictive. Also, it’s guaranteed to keep the vampires away but won’t leave you feeling like a giant bulb of garlic due to the fact that […]
Sweet, Spicy, Tangy, Creamy – this dressing is a sure fire way to liven up any medley of mixed greens. Add sliced oranges, dried cranberries, an avocado, some walnuts – whatever suits your fancy – and you’ve got yourself a unique and amazing salad. Ingredients 5oz full fat plain Greek yogurt (2% will work fine […]
I vaguely remember my mom attempting to make this St. Patrick’s Day classic one time during my childhood. As I remember, it involved braising the corned beef by itself in beef broth in the slow cooker, all while every burner on the stove was taken up cooking each ingredient – carrots, potatoes, cabbage, onions – […]
Stainless steel: The cookware that strikes fear into the hearts of even the most experienced cooks, largely because it’s known as the cookware that everything sticks to. This post is about why that happens, how to avoid it, and why you should actually cook with stainless steel most of the time. Note: The technique described […]
Sometimes I just have to admit it: My wife is right. My wife Claudia is right about a lot of things more often than I would like to admit. One of the areas where I think I am usually right, and she thinks I am usually wrong, is our disagreement regarding her religious devotion to […]
It doesn’t get much better than this people. If you’ve spent much time reading this blog, you know that I’m all about temperature, because temperature is the only reliable way to gauge how your food is going to turn out. Of course temperature and heat are different things. Heat is about how much energy you’re […]
Stick with me on this one people: Trust me. If you do, you will be rewarded with the juiciest, tenderest most succulent chicken with the crispiest, most delicious crackling skin you’ve ever had. A good roast chicken should be both simple and delicious rather than fussy and difficult. The method described in this post is, […]
Epic Post Alert: This is a tad long but I’m writing it because likely the #1 question I get from budding culinary aficionados is “What do I absolutely have to have in my kitchen to get started?” Well, here it is – The List.