Category: Cooking

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 4 – Knives)

In part one of this series we examined the importance of good pans. Parts two and three discussed shallots and pine nuts respectively. Today in part four we talk about the importance of good knives. Like with pans, purchasing a ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 3 – Pine Nuts)

It may seem strange that edible seeds found inside of pine cones are something that could elevate your cooking ability, but pine nuts are versatile and bring a lot to the table. The delicious taste of a toasted pine nut ...

Be a Superstar Home Chef (Intro)

This is the first in a series of articles geared toward helping you take your home cooking to a higher level. This series will focus on individual ingredients, techniques, and styles that can take good food and make it great. ...

Lasagna from Hell

I would like to apologize for not posting anything yesterday. My intentions were good, but apparently the road to hell is paved with homemade pasta. Lots of homemade pasta, as it turns out. Last week my youngest son turned 13. This ...

Cooking with wine

The conventional wisdom is that you should always cook with a wine that you would drink. I think that is complete and utter nonsense. The aforementioned conventional wisdom probably sprang from the days when folks would buy bottles labeled cooking ...

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