Kitchen Gadgets

There are the must haves: the cast iron skillet, a good chef’s knife, a couple of solid cutting boards amongst them…and then there are the extras, the toys. From little gadgets, like a citrus juicer or garlic press, to more elaborate or expensive ones like a SousVide water oven, for anyone who’s idea of a […]

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Getting “A Head” of Yourself

Getting ‘A Head’ Of Yourself An article in Wednesday’s Dining Section of the Times discussed something many people would likely be averse to: eating heads of animals. The focus was on a trend currently seen on the menus in Chinese cities whereby “the heads of rabbits, ducks and fish have become popular items.” Makes sense […]

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Technique: Poaching in Olive Oil

Olive oil is a healthy part of the Paleo diet, but we can’t cook with it…or can we?    Definitely better off eaten as is, but cooking at a low temp isn’t an issue once in a while.  Thus, we can incorporate another easy-to-execute technique into our kitchen arsenal:  poaching in olive oil. Poaching fish […]

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The Nestle Meat Debacle

Nestle ‘has increased testing in its pasta meals after the discoveries of horse meat in British foods and traces of horse DNA in two products made with beef supplied by a German company‘ according to an article in the NY Times on Wednesday. If you’re in the US, though, don’t worry, as the meat in […]

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