• Sushi Titans Battle! The Results

      The results can now be announced! Back in September, I had the honor to be one of five judges presiding over an epic Sushi battle, pitting local Chef Tim Cushman, of O Ya Restaurant, against Chef Hisayoshi Iwa, of Sushi Iwa in Japan. The event was held at the Clarke Studio in Milford and was filmed for ABC Asahi Broadcasting, a national Japanese TV network, for a prime time cooking competition.

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    • Not such a good grade: Speck, Pea Shoot and Marsala Meatballs

      Don’t you get tired to always cook the same dishes? During the last years, I have mastered some recipes that have become my signature dishes. I always have the essential ingredients for them in my refrigerator and I can cook them with my eyes closed. And, of course, I always shoot for one of those dishes for a weeknight meal.

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    • Book Review: The Culinary Lives of John & Abigail Adams - A Cookbook

      Title: The Culinary Lives of John & Abigail Adams - A Cookbook Author: Rosana Y. Wan Score: 8/10 Price: $29.99 Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Where to Buy: Rosana Y. Wan's first book, The Culinary Lives of John & Abigail Adams - A Cookbook, is much more than a cookbook: It is a fascinating and intimate portrait of early American culinary life.

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  • How To Cook Seafood, Vol.3

    … benefits. A significant reason why people don't eat enough seafood is that many are not comfortable cooking seafood at home. They feel intimidated, and don't want to potentially ruin an expensive piece of fish. I have found that even some of my more food-oriented friends still are not confident cooking seafood. So how do we change that? How do we give…

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  • Pacific Rim Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

    … during the holidays but the remainder of the year too. Too much work, too many appointments, activities, chores, responsibilities, etc. While my husband and I do a lot of from scratch cooking, we have been known to take a few short cuts at times. Sara Lee givesyou a hand with the base for dessert, there’s still baking and mixing involved so go ahead, I…

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  • 6 Tips to Guarantee Fresh and Delicious Olive Oil

    …, because after one week of UV rays, the antioxidants will be destroyed. Don’t let the color of the oil perturb you. Color is not an indicator of quality; it’s merely a characteristic of the olive variety, of which there are 262 in Spain. However, only 24 are regularly used in the production of olive oil. Look for an acidity that is less than 1 percent…

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  • Simply… Cooking with MawMaw’s and Granny’s Cast Iron

    …, the “in” thing, the fancy, shamancy gadget? I don’t know, I wasn’t always in this mind set of “old” sometimes is better than “new”, but there’s something about having old family items. A living and useable piece of history, I find comforting, a little like a piece of them is here with me. When my husband and I cook fried chicken in those old skillets…

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  • There are witches in the air: purple cauliflower soup

    … 2 Servings Looking at Her Majesty’s Halloween menu, I had the impression that something was missing. What was it? We had the bats and the skeleton and the ghost … so? But some witches of course! Over the last few days, I have been thinking about a dish which would be reminiscent of witches and when I saw a purple cauliflower at the grocery…

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  • Chianti Days are Upon Us

    … tasting notes: The alcoholic fermentation with a medium period of maceration is followed by at least 2 years of aging, of which a minimum of 12 months is in slavonian oak barrels. The wine concludes its evolution with at least 6 months of bottle aging. Placido Chianti Tuscany, Italy Ruby red in the glass. Aromas of strawberry and what I refer…

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  • Red Heat Tavern: Josper Charcoal Broiler Oven (Part 1)

    …. The Josper Oven was created in 1970 by Josep Armangue and Pere Juli, who opened the restaurant Mas Pi in Pinedar de Mar in northeast Spain. They enjoyed cooking over charcoal, but wanted a better way to do so. The Josper is both grill and oven, and you have the ability to close its front door to keep the smoke, moisture and flavor inside…

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  • My goodbye to summer: tomato, olive and eggplant spaghetti

    … It is time for me to let it go. Summer is my favorite season. It is when I feel my best. Every day I pick a pretty dress (preferably with a floral pattern) and a pair of ballet flats (I have way too many of them!) even if I just have to go grocery shopping, Oh by the way, is there someone out there that can explain to me once and for all why men…

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  • Simply…Fresh Food Basil Pesto

    … – amount depends on amount of basil Optional: Tbsp. lemon juice Pine Nuts I love growing fresh herbs just steps from my kitchen and miss it dearly during the colder months. So long basil, until next summer. Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Cooking and tagged Basil, low temps, pesto, Simply fresh food, summer basil, Wine Chicks Guide. Bookmark the permalink. …

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  • Rave Review! Original Culinary Spirits now in Texas

    … A lot of Texas wine drinkers also enjoy cooking. Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Spirits™, the first line of spirits produced specifically for cooking is now available in Texas. The four culinary spirits (brandy, rum, blended bourbon, and hops) are designed to be heat stable and come in two sizes: 200ml bottles (SRP $9.99) and 1L bottles…

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  • Sushi Titans Battle! O Ya vs Sushi Iwa

    … Iwa, of Sushi Iwa in Japan. The event was held at the Clarke Studio in Milford and was filmed for ABC Asahi Broadcasting, a national Japanese TV network, for their prime time cooking competition. You can check out one of their prior episodes here, though please know that it is all in Japanese. So, when this new episode airs, everything I said…

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  • Scenes From an Italian Wedding and Bacon-Wrapped Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets

    The Meaning of Life Movie Clip - watch all clips click to subscribe Monsieur Creosote (Terry Jones) underestimates his stomach when his waiter (John Cleese) offers him a parting mint. TM & © Universal (2012) Cast: John Cleese, Terry Jones Director: Terry Jones MOVIECLIPS YouTube Channel: Join our Facebook page: http://j.

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  • Kick Off Your Summer Grill

    … I've been cooking for almost 30 years and have learned a lot from mom, grandma, chefs, television, books and internet. I've tried many new things in the past number of years and I have to say, I get the most enjoyment out of grilling outdoors. You can cook almost any meal outdoors and more than you can cook in, and the enjoyment you get on your…

  • Cooking and Tasting in Santorini

    … to stroll the streets, eat some street food, and admire the gorgeous views. One piece of advice – stay away from the donkeys. We had previously taken the Wine Roads tour offered by Santorini Wine Tours and it was fabulous so we signed on for the Cooking and Tasting tour during our recent trip. A newly wed couple joined us on our excursion. The trip…

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