I see the mastering of lesser cuts of meat as the mark of a true cook, so I have set out to master the art of braising. Let’s face it: Anyone can serve a decent filet mignon — there isn’t a whole lot of cooking involved. Plus, I wanted to test my new All-Clad pan.
Things of beauty are never useless. Whether they are found in the evocative center of a fig, the smell of baking bread, or our lover’s cologne, they make us feel alive, and consciously aware of witnessing something to give us pause.
You’ve been asking, so we thought 2010 would be a great time to open the doors of our new online school, the Culinary Media Network Academy. From cooking techniques to lifestyle tips, we’ll be adding the types of classes that will help take your kitchen and entertaining skills to the next level.
Twas the night before Christmas, and Jennifer freaked out. In the middle of cooking, her power went out. With dozens of guests already en route, Her feckless attempt at a meal was moot. She went through her iPhone, Twitter and spam, Surely someone could spare a ham. But who would be cooking? That was the key. With a gasp she knew, and called C.C. â€œCode Blue in the kitchen!â€ she frantically said. â€œIf I donâ€™t come up with a meal, Iâ€™m dead!â€ â€œDonâ€™t worry,â€ said C.C. â€œIâ€™ve got a good vibe, Let me call Brogan and rally the tribe.â€ Together…
I’ve met many artisanal farmers over the years, and to a person they care passionately about their work, their livestock, and for raising them in a humane way. In the end, it makes the food taste better. A stressed out cow or duck is going to have some very tough meat for you to chew, so it is in the farmer’s best interest to keep his livestock calm and happy.
We don’t know about you, but we’d rather avoid the mall this time of year. It’s simply not in our natures to stand in line at 6AM (unless it’s for something fabulous at the farmer’s market). In case you feel that way, too, we’re doing something special for this year’s “Cyber Monday” sale day in the Gilded Fork Gourmet Boutique, so we invite you to peruse our offers below. Then we can all stay at home and revel in Thanksgiving leftovers and pajamas while everyone else does that standing-in-line thing. Besides, we have a new venture to unveil in December,…