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Stock Investment (Part 2)

Stock Investment (Part 2)

When we last checked in with Shoot To Cook I was researching recipes, shopping for chicken parts, and locating a pot of sufficient size to make stock. And what is our hero doing now? Trying to find the appropriate stock-making music. Can’t cook without music. Duh. For some reason the combination of 70s era cookbooks, […]

Stock Investment (Part 1)

Stock Investment (Part 1)

The more I time I spend reading cookbooks the more I’m starting to realize just exactly how many recipes call for stock. Even recipes that aren’t soup require the stuff, it’s like the crack of the food world. Cooks can’t get enough. So I’m going to have to figure this stock situation out. In the […]

Tis the Season for Food

Ok, so Thanksgiving happened. Who’s still hungry? Me! Although I shouldn’t be, for sure. We are back from a long weekend of pretty much non-stop eating. Thursday was a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Virginia, followed by 36 hours of solid eating on Friday and Saturday at my parent’s house. Then Saturday night we were back […]

Rustic Apple Pie

Rustic Apple Pie

Dr. Fiance and I aren’t doing Thanksgiving at home this year, and while I feel like I should be making something festive I’m certainly not going to practice making a turkey. At least not this year. So I decided that I might as well take a shot at making an American classic, the apple pie. […]

Rainy Night Food: Pork and Turnips

Rainy Night Food: Pork and Turnips

Yesterday was a busy one at the studio. I started out with my now-regular routine: Make the coffee, get the day’s loaf of bread shaped and on the peel to bench proof, oven on to preheat. Then I spent some time on the phone with B&H working out a missing power cord from a recent […]

100 Pots of Coffee

100 Pots of Coffee

There is nothing that I look forward to more in the morning than a nice cup of joe. It is especially nice to drink a cup of nice, hot, brewed coffee in the comfort of one’s home office. Today marks a milestone in my transition from New York City to St. Louis. As I write […]

Next Up On the Learning Curve: Meat

Next Up On the Learning Curve: Meat

The lady is gone for the weekend, off to Kansas with the girls to go see some concert or other, so there isn’t a lot of cooking going on this weekend. I spent Saturday night hanging out with all the boys left out of the Kansas trip and our host grilled us a lovely pork […]

Five Minute Artisan Bread Follow-up

Five Minute Artisan Bread Follow-up

I was chatting over IM with a friend about my exciting new artisan bread in five minutes I’d just made with virtually no effort, and the following thought occurred to me: why isn’t everyone who bakes bread using this technique? Why NOT remove all that tedious kneading from the process and why NOT get the […]

Wednesday Night Goddess Salad

Wednesday Night Goddess Salad

I was all excited about my baking yesterday that I woke up extra early. I often have to struggle with my impatience to get started with something (in this case, baking) and my natural inclination to, you know, stay in bed. So I stayed in bed a bit longer and procrastinated by perusing through some […]

Artisan Bread in

Artisan Bread in “Five Minutes”

On Monday I picked up a copy of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and after reading about half of it Monday night in bed I woke up Tuesday determined to become a master baker in five minutes. And not a second more, damn it, because I’m an American and we’re impatient! Artisan Bread […]

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