Make the Perfect Espresso at Home
Sep08

Make the Perfect Espresso at Home

When a lack of local cafes forces a coffee drinker to become his own barista. After a few sips of a perfectly prepared espresso, I knew I couldn’t keeping lying to myself. Since moving to an old farm in rural Virginia, I had convinced myself that the lack of a good local cup of coffee wasn’t a big deal. (Yes, there’s coffee about 45 minutes away, but that’s hardly local.) I have fields to walk and fences to mend, enough to fill my...

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How to Cook a Lobster
Aug29

How to Cook a Lobster

Get yourself to a shoreline and melt some butter — this is how to cook a lobster. It’s a tough time to be talking about lobster. They’re no longer just the reason to amble along Route 1 in Maine, and butter versus mayonnaise — while very important — is no longer the hot button issue. New studies show that lobsters may, in fact, feel pain — and that maybe we should think twice about cooking them the...

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Jacques Pépin and The Perfect Omelette
Jul27

Jacques Pépin and The Perfect Omelette

Originaly posted in Buzzfeed by Alison Roman This is Jacques Pépin.  Jacques Pépin is one of the most famous chefs in the world. He basically invented the job of TV chef, was BFFs with Julia Child, and has been cooking professionally longer than most of us have been alive. Not to mention he’s owned multiple restaurants, won a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, and is generally just a total badass. There is literally no one more...

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HOW TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE FONDANT
Dec28
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HOW TO BUTTERFLY A LEG OF LAMB
Aug17

HOW TO BUTTERFLY A LEG OF LAMB

Butterflying a leg of lamb helps it to cook faster and more evenly. You can have your butcher do it, but it’s not hard to do yourself, and the process leaves you with a lamb bone to use for making stock or flavoring soup. There are two main reasons to butterfly: 1. If you plan to grill the whole leg flat; or 2. If you plan to tie the butterflied leg up with kitchen string and roast it in the oven. To do it, start by slicing...

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How to Cut a Whole Chicken into Parts
Jun29
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