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24 November, 2010

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes
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0 Here’s a list of recipes and techniques from the archives. What’s a “Heritage” Turkey? — information on whether you should bother with this expensive variety of turkey. My Turkey Plans — This post has a recipe and instructions for brining a turkey. Roasted Turkey : An Old-Fashioned Method — Larding a turkey has you
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11 December, 2008

Christmas Cookies with Legs

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0 A week or two ago, I posted a link to Gourmet magazine’s website that listed 60+ years worth of cookie recipes, which is really, really great, unless your intent is to make stuff to send to far off relatives. Almost all the cookies on their list rely on you making and eating the cookies
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16 November, 2008

What’s a “Heritage” Turkey?

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0 You’ve probably seen this phrase tossed about a lot lately, what with the holidays approaching. Your choices of what kind of turkey to put on the table seems to be widening, and the confusion mounts. Heritage turkeys are heirloom varieties, the ancestor breeds of the much more common but freak-of-nature, broad-breasted white turkey. Heritage
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15 November, 2008

Sixty Years of Christmas Cookies

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0 (image courtesy Gourmet Magazine) Gourmet Magazine offers up a great site detailing 60 years worth of recipes for cookies. The recipes are presented just as they appeared on the pages of the magazine, so the recipes for the cookies from the 40’s don’t presume you’ll be using modern conveniences like a food processor, so
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31 December, 2007

Oof!, Part 2

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0 So, as a follow up to this post, the short ribs were quite the success. I can tell you now that I was making an elaborate and unusual beef stew that Alton Brown described in a recent episode. The hardest part was reheating everything up at the family house in Connecticut. I was prepared
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