Monthly Archives: August 2009

Alsatian Baeckeoffe

So ends my three Top Chef: Masters “tribute” posts, and I’ve saved what I think is the best, for last. Today we visit Mr. Hubert Keller.

During the finale, Hubert made a dish that was one of his favorites, but Bravo didn’t post the recipe. Luckily some digging around on the internet revealed it, so let’s get started!! Continue reading

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Around the Web 1

As most of you have probably done yourselves, I’ve happened to stumble on some good food-related articles/sites in the past few days and thought I’d share!

Today we have dueling perspectives on fatty food, secret fast food items, the contents of a Slim Jim, fancy fast food, and “Caveman” snacks. Continue reading

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Roasted JalapeƱo-Tomato Salsa

This is the second of my three Top Chef: Masters “tribute” posts. Today I decided to take on the winner himself, Rick Bayless.

Instead of choosing a recipe made on the show, I decided that I would make a couple salsa recipes from one of his books. Honestly I think it was a great choice, so step inside to get cooking! Continue reading

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C’mon, Fox…

The good: My blog post and images about the KFC Double Down Sandwich is so popular it was shown on Fox News. How cool was that?

The bad: There was absolutely no mention of this blog either as where the images or information came from. Just because it is on the internet doesn’t make it free to take. Continue reading

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Quinoa Pasta with Salsa Verde

Top Chef: Masters drew to a close last week and even though Rick Bayless was crowned the champion, I wanted to honor all three chefs that made it to the finals.

Tonight I decided to recreate the dish that gave Michael Chiarello the win on Episode 8, look for the other two coming very soon! Continue reading

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There is nothing quite like Fair Food, is there?

Ahhh… the State Fair. No other place is filled with such wonderous sights. Deep fried Twinkies, Everything-On-A-Stick, funnel cake… mmm! This past weekend Jess and I decided to head on over to the 2009 Iowa State Fair and see all there was to see (and of course eat all there was to eat). Join us, won’t you? Continue reading

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Summer Vegetable Gratin

This recipe is quite a long time coming and I kind of feel bad it took me this long to post it on here, but I had to make sure it was perfect.

The dish seems quite simple with just the veggies, some cheese, and herbs, but don’t let that fool you. This has much more flavor than you’d expect it would. Continue reading

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Mighty muhammara

I was sitting here staring at my jar full of pomegranate molasses and wondering where to start when I came across this interesting recipe.

I am a huge fan of hummus and baba ghanoush, and it turns out that many other people have warmed up to those two, so get excited as this is right up that same alley. Continue reading

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When life gives you pomegranates

They say that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. So I guess when life gives you pomegranates, you should make pomegranate molasses!

Today is the start of a pomegranate overload, so I hope you are a fan of this powerful little fruit. Once you master the molasses, the world is your oyster… Continue reading

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