Category Archives: Product review

The Man Behind The Curtain

Truth be told – I am an evangelist for Cooks Illustrated magazine. If you’re not familiar with this culinary publication and it’s companion public TV show America’s Test Kitchen, I strongly suggest you check them out. Whether you’re an experienced … Continue reading

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Links of Love

One of the benefits of writing a food blog is that people are always making suggestions. Friends and acquaintances frequently share articles with me, send me ideas and tell me about their favorite restaurants and products. This is how I … Continue reading

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Holy Pilgrimage to the BBQ Shrine

The world of barbeque encompasses a huge variety of flavors and techniques. There’s Brazilian barbeque, known as churrascaria, where prime cuts of beef and other delectable morsels are cooked and served on long skewers. There’s Char Siu, the chinese version, … Continue reading

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Guide to an Ethnic Kitchen

While flipping channels recently, I stumbled accross a show called “Feed Me Bubbe” and I became tranfixed by this diminutive Jewish grandmother, her outdated but oddly familiar looking kitchen and the traditional recipes she was preparing. Production values aside, Bubbe … Continue reading

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Smoking in Fox Country

As a foodie and admirer of locally made products, one of the greatest benefits of living in rural New England is stumbling across the hidden local food treasures that are tucked away in the small towns and back woods of … Continue reading

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Precious Heirlooms

Did you every order a sandwich or a salad at a restaurant and it shows up with something resembling a slice or wedge of tomato, but it has no flavor whatsoever? Have you ever bitten into one of those pale, … Continue reading

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Ramping Up

I love my grill. I have a sick, devotional attachment to this particular piece of cooking equipment. If it’s not raining or snowing, I’m grilling, and truth be told, the rain doesn’t bother me all that much. Whether its delicate … Continue reading

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Waste not, want not

When you go to the grocery store, do you think about where that package of pasta came from? Do you know what it took to put that package of mushrooms in the produce section. And do you think about how … Continue reading

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The best donuts on the planet

Last month I wrote a post about picking apples. We’d gone to our favorite local orchard, Meadow Ledge Farm, and picked 18 pounds of apples and I baked a mile high apple pie. Believe it or not, we only have … Continue reading

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Where Your Food Comes From

Rarely do we stop and think about where the food we buy in the grocery store actually comes from. In recent years, as the Slow Food and Buy Local movements have taken hold, people have begun to take the time … Continue reading

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