Taleggio Cheese

February 5, 2015 4 Comments
Taleggio Cheese

Taleggio – One of the Best “Value” Cheeses Lately I’ve been on the hunt for “value cheeses” and the washed rind Taleggio from Italy is one of the best examples I can describe that fits my idea of a great value cheese.  Taleggio is a washed rind cheese that can be found in every gourmet […]

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Danish Biksemad Hash Recipe

February 2, 2015 4 Comments
Danish Biksemad Hash Recipe

The Perfect Recipe For Pork Leftovers As a kid, my mom who grew up in Denmark would make this dish anytime there was leftover pork. It might have been leftover pork loin from a Sunday roast or broiled to death pork chops from midweek.  As with most pork dishes my mom made, they were usually […]

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Remember – Just Nibble Cartoon

January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Remember – Just Nibble Cartoon

Dining Under the Sea with a Fish Couple My cartoon idea of two fish out on a date at a fancy restaurant under the sea with one warning the other to just nibble at the worm on the hook. Must be tricky fish going out on the town for a bite to eat. Have to […]

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Green Soup Recipe

January 26, 2015 7 Comments
Green Soup Recipe

Or How I Clean Out My Refrigerator of All Those Aging Vegetables How often do you look in your refrigerator, pull open the vegetable drawer and notice a whole bunch of green vegetables that are starting to wilt and need to be used soon or tossed out? We buy vegetables in bulk at farmer’s markets, […]

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Linguine and Clam Sauce Recipe

January 22, 2015 4 Comments
Linguine and Clam Sauce Recipe

How to Make Linguine and Clam Sauce This is one of those great pasta recipes that are perfect any time of year especially when you need to come up with a quick meal in the middle of the week. Except for the fresh clams that are nice to include but not necessary, the rest of […]

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Chocolate Truffles or Truffles Underground

January 18, 2015 2 Comments
Chocolate Truffles or Truffles Underground

When Is a Truffle NOT a Truffle? Ask a chef at a white tablecloth restaurant to describe a truffle, and he or she will probably wax poetic about the very expensive fungi that grow beneath oak trees. Ask a pastry chef to describe a truffle, and you will hear of a soft-centered confection coated in […]

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Sainte Maure Caprifeuille Cheese

January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Sainte Maure Caprifeuille Cheese

One of My New Favorite Goat Cheeses If you enjoy goat cheese and are looking for one to serve to friends or just enjoy at home with a piece of French bread, I recommend you take a look at Caprifeuille. I was looking for a cheese to serve at a small dinner party with some […]

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Simple Pan Sauce For Chicken

January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Simple Pan Sauce For Chicken

  How to Make a Simple Pan Sauce For Pan Fried Chicken Most of us are comfortable with pan-frying a chicken breast or what some people call “saute a chicken breast”, but how many go the extra step to make a simple pan sauce to serve with it? Making a pan sauce is easy to […]

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Tagliatelle Pasta With Walnuts and Lemon Recipe

January 6, 2015 4 Comments
Tagliatelle Pasta With Walnuts and Lemon Recipe

A Simple Sauce for a Unique Pasta For Christmas, my wife gave me the hot, new cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi called Plenty More. It is his follow up to his bestselling, Plenty, and continues to delve into vegetarian cooking.  What I really like about this cookbook is that it is organized by cooking methods rather […]

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Culinary Jobs in the Wine Industry

January 1, 2015 0 Comments
Culinary Jobs in the Wine Industry

Interested in Finding a Career in the Wine Industry? Food and wine have been paired together for as long as vineyards have been in existence. Most culinary professionals have some experience with wine—whether it’s finding the right dishes to go along with it, cooking with it, or working in a restaurant where it is served—and […]

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