Good fresh bread is widely available and doesn’t cost that much. So, why take the time to make it yourself? I don’t really know, except that it feels like the right thing to do. But, don’t think it’s easy. Or, fast for that matter. Good bread takes time to develop. The best manual I have […]
What can you say. This American gem is consumed by the ton by football fans throughout our country. Beans + sour cream + guacamole + cheese + green onions + hot sauce + ground meat (optional) = Seven Layer Dip.
Local is great, but sometimes going beyond Main St. gets you something special, like Irish Dubliner Cheddar cheese. Much more flavorful than your run-of-the-mill cheddar. I made some grilled sandwiches spiked with soffritto.
I like making potato salad and coleslaw. I like them because the ingredients are so simple, you can fine tune the flavor balance. Play with the acidity, saltiness, sweetness. Then, throw in a few chicken fingers and you got a party!
Another good read. I like this guy’s style. Simple food, good flavor combinations. He opens the book with some weird copy about his wife thinking he is cheating on her. What’s that about? Let’s just cook.
Time to get out those heavy fall recipes. Braises, stews and rattans. I can almost smell the bolognese lasagna from here. Here we have a long time favorite, chicken parm. I actually like to double-down on the cheese and do a chicken parmesan/mozzarella. Good eating.