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Weekend Eating

Weekend Eating

The weekend would be a good time to spend the day cooking, all tucked up in a warm kitchen while the cold wind and snow howls outside. Warm smells of baking fill the studio, mulled wine is drunk, Christmas carols playing softly…Yeah, that didn’t happen this weekend. It’s possible that this was the most unproductive […]

Creme Brulee with Grand Marnier

Sometime back in 2000 or 2001 I ended up having dinner at the Odeon in Tribeca. I was there with a group of friends, eating, drinking, and laughing, perhaps celebrating a birthday. David Cross was at the table next to us, although this was pre-Arrested Development so I only knew him as the guy from […]

Gratuitous Bread Porn

Gratuitous Bread Porn

Turns out that if you get a few beers in me my motivation to cook a elegant and healthy meal goes right out the window. So the cooking was a little less gourmet and more like my old cooking habits last night in the Shoot To Cook household. After an evening at the bar with […]

Clementine Cranberry Cocktail

Clementine Cranberry Cocktail

A few years ago I decided that to be a man I must teach myself to enjoy whiskey. So I started ordering bourbons when I went out. Then it was Irish whiskey. Then Canadian whiskey. And rye. I was totally converted and therefore I am now a man. Manly am I. Hair on my chest […]

Chicken Paillard with Clementine Salsa

Chicken Paillard with Clementine Salsa

It is really starting to feel like the holidays now, eh? We are deep in some December, there’s no turning back now. There was a couple of dudes outside the market yesterday pounding out carols by the Salvation Army bucket. I suppose playing a french horn is better than ringing that damn bell all day. […]

12 Tips to Minimize Food Waste

Fellow St. Louis cook (and New York transplant) food blogger Nupur of One Hot Stove has a great post today about minimizing food waste, something that is something I certainly need work on. Since a large focus on my cooking is the resulting photography, how the food looks as I prepare it is very important. […]

Hotel Cooking

Dr. Fiance and I didn’t do much cooking this weekend on account of an arctic trip into the Missouri wilderness to locate and slay a giant Christmas tree. It’s possible we over-compensated for ten years of insanely priced and incredibly compact New York City trees because we ended up with a tree that is nearly […]

Spinach Quiche

Spinach Quiche

One of the best things about learning to cook is that my apartment constantly smells like good food. It’s a nice surprise to come home from running errands out in the cold and walk into an apartment that smells amazing, whether it’s like bread, chicken stock or whatever else is on the menu from the […]

Beard Bread

Beard Bread

I’ve been making some very successful bread lately using the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes technique. I can’t lie, the bread tastes great and is certainly convenient. I’ve taken the original recipe and have been experimenting with adding some whole wheat flour, and the most recent batch I also added some flax seed meal, which […]

I Dare You Not to Be Jealous

I Dare You Not to Be Jealous

This afternoon the mailman unceremoniously dropped my box of carefully packed dishes that I shipped from my parents house on Saturday on my doorstep. When I say “dropped” I mean literally dropped, with a huge crash. Due to my careful pack job, not a single item was broken, although one china dish makes some strange […]

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