Monthly Archives: October 2011

Batali, Colicchio, Ruhlman, and technique

I’ve been cooking for about 25 years now, but for about the first 15 of those years, I was a slave to recipes. I was a decent cook, and was capable of putting impressive meals on the table, but I … Continue reading

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Tailgating menu

Here is a simple menu from tailgating at the Jags-Titans game on the first Sunday of the NFL season. Starting the day off right with a Zing-Zang bloody Mary. Fresh lime juice is key, along with olives, pickled beans, and … Continue reading

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Polenta

Here’s a pic from dinner last night.  This meal was a good illustration of re-purposing on hand ingredients to create a new meal. Dinner included grilled sausage and grilled vegetables, leftover from tailgating at the Saints-Jags game, along with polenta … Continue reading

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Baby Back Ribs

No, it’s not a Chili’s commercial.  After many years of resisting, I finally broke down and decided to cook baby back ribs.  The recipe came from America’s Test Kitchen.  It was basically a dry rub with some liquid sauce added … Continue reading

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