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A Great Food City

I was in Boston last weekend for an orthodontic conference.  I always look forward to visiting Boston; it’s one of the great food cities in the US.  I did some planning with Zagat before leaving Jax, and while I was … Continue reading

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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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Grilled chicken with bread salad

I like roasting and grilling chickens, but there are only so many ways to roast or grill. Occasionally, you have to do something to mix up your routine, or otherwise liven things up a bit. In this case, I chose … Continue reading

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Jennifer’s Red Beans

Red beans are a quintessentially New Orleans dish. Traditionally, they were prepared on Mondays, which was wash day. The beans could cook most of the day, largely unattended, while the lady of the house tackled the laundry. They are still … Continue reading

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