Cooking Techniques

Brining Really Is Better

May 26, 2006 11 Comments
Brining Really Is Better

Why Brine Before Cooking Do you happen to notice that every year one or two culinary ideas or cooking ingredients become all the rage and every cooking magazine writes about them as if they were the greatest concept since sliced bread? I remember years ago it was pesto. Every time I turned around I was […]

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6 Great Grilling Tips

April 24, 2006 10 Comments
6 Great Grilling Tips

Six Of My Favorite Grilling Tips Either you love to grill or you hate it. There is no in between. I love to grill but I don’t always follow my own guidelines so I mess up. I compare it to day trading, something I tried a few years ago to some success but failed in […]

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Pasta Tip – Don’t Add Oil

March 23, 2006 5 Comments
Pasta Tip – Don’t Add Oil

Why You Don’t Want to Add Oil to the Water When Cooking Pasta I get a lot of emails from visitors who have read my pasta tips page with the suggestion of adding a little oil to the pot of boiling water to prevent the pasta from sticking together. I did this for years until […]

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