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27 July, 2009

Eleven Herbs and Spices Revealed?

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0 Ron Douglas, author of America’s Most Wanted Recipes, claims he has discovered the secret recipe after lots of chicken, and years of testing. According to an article in The Guardian, the secret ingredients are : 1 teaspoon ground oregano 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground sage 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried
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21 January, 2009

Revenge of the Roasted Beast

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0 This past weekend, we had a late family holiday get-away in the Pocono’s and I volunteered to make dinner for one of the nights, so I pulled out my recipe for Roast Beast, the same one I posted here last month. This time, I made four roasts instead of just one, for a crowd
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17 April, 2008

Meatloaf, Attempt 1

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0 I tried making a meatloaf last night, and I think it ended up turning out pretty good. My wife said she thought it tasted a little too “porky.” I started off with a quarter pound each of ground beef (85/15), pork, and veal. I put a carrot and a 6″ length of leek through
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11 April, 2008

How to Braise

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0 Braising is just cooking a tough bit of meat, partially submerged in a moist, flavorful liquid, for a long time, at a relatively low temperature. You wouldn’t want to try it on a tender New York strip steak, or a chicken breast. They’d just end up falling apart into nothing. But a lamb shank,
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1 March, 2008

Antibiotics in Meat

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0 Senators Ted Kennedy (D., Mass) and Olympia Snowe (R., Maine) must have read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, because he recently introduced a bill to limit the use of antibiotics in chicken, beef, sheep and pork farms. According to the book, modern industrial cattle farms force the cows to eat something they normally
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26 February, 2008

Homemade Sloppy Joe’s Sauce

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0 A recipe from Gourmet, October, 2007, which they call “Sophisto Joes.” I’m betting it will taste just as good on spaghetti as it would on a kaiser roll. Sort of like a bbq’d bolognese. 1 14½oz can of whole tomatoes, drained 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 T unsalted butter
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31 December, 2007

Cooking a Steak

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0 The first step in cooking a steak is picking the right steak. Part of it comes down to personal preference, and part of it comes down to having the right eye for it. The cut you choose is mostly preference. My favorite cut is the New York Strip. The Ribeye is good — though
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24 December, 2007

Unusual Meat in the Mail

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0 Here are some sources for unusual products. (If you’re on this list, and you’d like to send me samples, by all means…)   D’artagnan (Newark, NJ) is a pretty well-known supplier of packaged pàtés … in fact, my supermarket carries it for the holidays in the specialty cheese case … but I had no
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