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Corned Beef & Cabbage : Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Corned Beef & Cabbage : Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Growing up gypsy, there are often customs and traditions observed by a family that, as children raised under such circumstances, simply make sense without hesitation. As long as I can remember, I have been fed black-eyed peas and collard greens on new years eve, I have made an effort to consume fish throughout lent… regardlessContinue Reading

Somewhere over the Rainbow… Trout!

Somewhere over the Rainbow… Trout!

Snow covers the rolling pastures lining an un-shoveled back road as icicles invade the trim of an old farmhouse… Winter is an increasingly difficult time for any chef… To cook under the restraints of a ruthless, often barren season calls for a cook to showcase his talents and creativity in different ways. This time, thisContinue Reading

Table Scraps : A Lamb’s Neck

Table Scraps : A Lamb’s Neck

In all animals, there are specific pieces of flesh or intricate assemblages of bone and joint that increase the difficulty in handling of such a cut, so much so, that people often don’t. In a perfect world, every animal would be utilized at it’s full potential… Unfortunately, the world is simply imperfect, which is whereContinue Reading

Bru Brewing: Discovering a Quality in Craft Beer

Bru Brewing: Discovering a Quality in Craft Beer

Crafting a beer worth drinking is an art in it’s own right. In a world looking for diversity and a people yearning for unique experiences, a new kind of dining scene has begun to emerge. The Gastro-Pubs, the Food Trucks, the Pop-up Restaurants, Micro-Breweries… The bold and the restless, where young chefs and craftsmen, cooksContinue Reading

Headcheese: Selfish Indulgences

Headcheese: Selfish Indulgences

In Complete contrast to the most popular of beliefs, I have never had Headcheese containing Eyes and Brains, or cheese even… The Biggest obstacle in the production of a headcheese is simply developing your flavor profile. There are two different kinds of people in this world, Those who are familiar, realize and understand the beautyContinue Reading

Canele De Bordeaux: The Perfect Petit Four

Canele De Bordeaux: The Perfect Petit Four

Although the exact history of this delicate cake is some what a blur, many of the back stories that I was able to dig up led to the belief that the little pastries were perfected by a convent of ancient nuns; as so many of the world’s finest treats usually are. A Canele is anContinue Reading

A Jovial Rebirth: Spring Jubilee

A Jovial Rebirth: Spring Jubilee

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Tatanka: The American Bison

Tatanka: The American Bison

buy good essay   A history of a forgotten beast, the appreciation of a beautiful bovine, the reintroduction of an inherent native. The primitive appearance of the American Bison has long been wiped from the majority of our populations memories. My earliest recollection of the animal is largely constructed of scenes from the movie “DancesContinue Reading

Chemical Innovation: Shrimp Ramen

Chemical Innovation: Shrimp Ramen

I am sitting in a crowded restaurant surrounded by unfamiliar faces in a strange neighborhood on the out skirts of a big city. I am eating a new cuisine feeling oddly sentimental and comfortably 8 years old again. A shrimp appetizer (described as buy viagra online us a noodle on the menu) provides a dishContinue Reading

Foraging for Fungus: Chicken Of the Woods

Foraging for Fungus: Chicken Of the Woods

Deep in the thick north woods, I find myself surrounded by a beauty that nature gracefully surrenders day in and day out. Simply making my way to work unveils hundreds of signs of thriving life, that any wanderer would be pleased to come across. Wild turkeys mindlessly waddling around an open field as a doeContinue Reading