Category Archives: books

Adventures in Cultured Dairy

So, here begins the experimentation. I’d never made butter before today. Apparently many people made it once in elementary school, shaking heavy cream in a Ball jar until it separates. (Is that all it is? because that sounds like it … Continue reading

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Things We Might Try in the Near Future 6-24-11

The Paupered Chef’s Homemade Ginger Beer for Dark-n-Stormys. We’ve taken their brewing advice before, and are happy to try this one out soon. Anything from Suvir Saran’s great cookbook American Masala. At home in recent weeks my wife has been … Continue reading

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On the end of “Good Eats”

There are many reasons why I love Alton Brown. I love the geeky humor, hand puppets, corny dialogue, anatomical charts, hardware reviews, molecular models, and at the heart of it all, the explanations on why things work the way that they … Continue reading

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Digging into Momofuku

This book is awesome. It’s pork-centric, old fashioned Korean food in some ways (which is great), pan-Asian in others (also great), and it takes those traditional culinary roots and expands on them, rather than being bound by them. Did I … Continue reading

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Crispy Pig’s Ears

The other thing I picked up last weekend down on Arthur Avenue (along with the tongue) was a package of pig’s ears. Hard to pass these up after reading Michael Symon’s Live to Cook, and I’d love to try them … Continue reading

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Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon

I was out in Ann Arbor in October for a good friend’s wedding, and with all of the weekend’s events, we actually didn’t make it to Zingerman’s Deli.  We tried.  I know, I know, not hard enough. I’ve been before, … Continue reading

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Ideas in Food, the cookbook

The first three words that come to mind after jumping into this book are ingenuity, precision, and passion. Aki Kamozawa and Alex Talbot’s new book Ideas in Food: Great Ideas and Why They Work has gotten a lot of great … Continue reading

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Of course we’re doing Charcutepalooza!

Of course we’re doing Charcutepalooza!  I’ve just been buried with half-written posts that are bouncing around in my drafts folder, post that I’m excited about too, but they’ll be on the way soon.  I’m also happy to have connected with … Continue reading

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