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Coffee Bourbon Chocolate Chunk Pecan Blondies

Coffee Bourbon Chocolate Chunk Pecan Blondies

So you’re supposed to bring dessert to a dinner on Wednesday, so you whip up a really tasty apple and maple syrup bread pudding using leftover potato rolls from Thanksgiving a day early just so you’re ready. Except that it turns out it was Monday when you made the bread pudding instead of Tuesday because […]

Pasta with Walnut and Ricotta Cheese Sauce

Pasta with Walnut and Ricotta Cheese Sauce

So I’m trucking along on my October 1976 Gourmet magazine project, and hit the walnut page. Eight of the 74 total recipes in the magazine are walnut related (there are a couple of hors d’ oeuvres that practically scream 1976) so I stocked up on walnuts and decided to make the first one: Pasta with […]

Daube Camargaise (Beef Stew with Olives)

Daube Camargaise (Beef Stew with Olives)

Since I’ve been spending a lot of time with this whole October 1976 Gourmet project, many things have struck me about the food magazine market in 1976 as compared to now: Back then, if you wanted to either find a recipe you read in an earlier issue that you no longer had, or if you […]

Chicken in Sweet-and-Sour Coconut Sauce

Chicken in Sweet-and-Sour Coconut Sauce

Tip for cooking with fresh coconut: when the internet says that you should be able to hear the coconut milk sloshing around inside of a mature coconut, you should listen to the internet. Otherwise you will spend ten bucks on a bunch of dried up and worthless coconuts from your local grocery, and have to […]

Cabbage and Sausage Casserole

Cabbage and Sausage Casserole

Um, what? A casserole? A cabbage casserole? With sausage? Yup. So here’s the thing. When I was born in October 1976, Gourmet Magazine was ten issues into it’s 35th year. My mom was (and though back issues, still is) a big Gourmet reader. I never paid much direct attention to Gourmet growing up although there […]

Sweet Onion and Bacon Jam

Sweet Onion and Bacon Jam

You know what is awesome? Bacon. You know how to make bacon even more awesome? Add it into everything you ever cook. I’m joking of course, because I’m sure that you already put bacon in everything. Bacon milkshake? Yes please! My buddy Kelly has been bringing her version of bacon jam to a lot of […]

St. Louis Food Media Forum and Photoshelter Interview

I’m really excited to announce that I’m going to be a speaker at this summer’s St. Louis Food Media Forum (July 28th to 29th, 2012). I’m going to be spending an hour on Sunday morning talking about lighting and white balance in food photography. I’m still working on the specifics of what I’m going to […]

Baked Quinoa Patties and Broccoli Pesto Quinoa Salad

Baked Quinoa Patties and Broccoli Pesto Quinoa Salad

Since I moved to St. Louis (nearly two years ago – wow) there is one habit that I have picked up: buying in bulk. In New York you have to only buy the exact amount of stuff you need at any given time because you have no place to store anything in your tiny 400 […]

Jim Lahey Slow Fermentation Pizza Dough

Jim Lahey Slow Fermentation Pizza Dough

You know what is even better than pizza? Having cold pizza for breakfast. My friend recently Iron Stef recently tweeted about putting a fried egg on day old pizza for breakfast, which sounded awesome. And putting an egg on a pizza while you bake it is totally an option too. Of course, in order to […]

Thai Yellow Curry with Beef

Thai Yellow Curry with Beef

For the past year or so, my friends and neighbors at our old loft building get together for a casual dinner on Wednesday nights. Dr. Fiance and I have continued to attend even though we have moved out of the building. Every month or so, we host loft dinner on the road, so to speak, […]

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