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Simple fish Stock

Fish stock is a simple and quick preparation that is the foundation for many great soups. It can be used fresh, stored in the refrigerator for two days, or frozen for up to six months. I like to … [more]

Bread crumbs

Bread crumbs are a simple and versatile preparation well worth having on hand for when you need them. They will last for ages in your freezer and provide the cook with flexibility on those harried … [more]

Black Velvet

It used to be that the world was divided into two distinct categories — those that politely sipped champagne and those who guzzled beer. But now there is a cocktail that combines the urbane … [more]

Lamb marinade

Here is my marinade for Greek style leg of lamb. You can use it with both boneless and bone-in. I find that the yogurt naturally enhances the flavor of the lamb while the onion and garlic do their … [more]

Turkey Brine

I am a huge advocate for brining a turkey before cooking it. Not only does the turkey come out nice and moist, but also the extra moisture means that the bird will be more forgiving to the variables … [more]

Bishop on the Rocks

A smoking bishop is a winter warmer dating back to 18th Century England, when streets were a-wash with sewage and baths were taken on the last Thursday of the month. The Smoking Bishop would fill the … [more]

Cook, Baker & Cocktail Shaker

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and if you need inspiration for gift idea, look no further. We have cogitated, deliberated and consulted and have come up with a list of our favorite kitchen tools, … [more]

GreatGrub Market Bags

Style at the farmer’s market? It’s in the Bag with GreatGrub Market Bags ! Now you can impress the bag boy as you answer “paper or plastic?” with “My 100% cotton, please!” And we … [more]

How's Your Drink?

Etymology of the cocktail Eric Felten’s How’s Your Drink? Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well may be the single most important book on the subject of cocktails to emerge in … [more]

Balsamic heirloom tomato pizza

The season for heirlooms has grown longer with the rising popularity of these delicious tomatoes. That means more pizza making opportunity. In the spirit of improvisation, I have come up with this … [more]

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