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Fried Chicken for Memorial Day

As Scott posted back in January, Ideas in Food by Aki Kamozawa and Alex Talbot is a brilliant new food manual/cookbook that everyone should check out. What I love about their approach is that they do crazy, fancy, technical stuff … Continue reading

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Building the Perfect Reuben

I’m totally ready for the “Reuben From Scratch” Challenge, when it comes, Ruhlman.  Having a Brine Challenge for Charcutepalooza due the same week as St. Patty’s Day means there’s a ton of home-cured corned beef simmering in pots around the … Continue reading

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Cassoulet: Assembly and the final dish

First off, the cassoulet was a big success.  After some unfounded anxiety about how to assemble it — which in the end doesn’t really matter — it all came together and made for a terrific meal.  It was filling, rich, … Continue reading

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Cassoulet, Part 3: garlic sausage

Okay, this is a quick one.  Following the same general process for fresh sausages as I wrote about here, I made a 4 lb batch of garlic sausage this afternoon for the cassoulet.  I didn’t stray far from Ruhlman’s master … Continue reading

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Cassoulet, Part 2: pork belly

I got a pound and a half of fresh pork belly at Whole Foods, and it was already cut into pieces.  I normally would prefer a single piece, but in this case I figure it will be fine.  I’m going … Continue reading

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