Mar 25

Good recipes are often the best souvenirs from some of life’s more bittersweet experiences. I have worked in what I consider a fair share of kitchens, ranging from a rundown, unair-conditioned seafood shack in South Florida to a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen equipped to the nines in a private residence. Regardless of location, each came with [...]

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Mar 12

Homemade falafel is amazingly cheap, delicious and easy to prepare at home. However, it’s not without faults. Formulating a recipe where the chickpeas create a thick enough paste, the spice blend is just right, and the batter fries up into cohesive golden balls seems simple in theory but frustrating in practice. The crux of the [...]

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Mar 04

I have had a lot of people ask me to include a post on basic knife skills. Like anything else, the more hands on practice you have, the more natural and comfortable a skill can become. Most home cooks don’t spend enough time repetiitvely chopping, slicing and dicing ingredients to have it become second nature, [...]

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