Julia Child’s 100th birthday

Julia Child’s 100th birthday

August 15 will mark the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth. I did not appreciate Julia until I read her autobiography, which chronicled the painstaking process she took in developing and testing recipes for The Art of French Cooking. She wanted to ensure the recipes 

Long time

Long time

It’s been a while since we’ve posted here, and we apologize. Our sous chef (aka, “mom”) has been struggling with her health so we haven’t done much cooking. This Easter was the first time that I made Portuguese sweet bread entirely on my own. Although 

Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving Menu

It’s been a while since I’ve written–too busy with the daily work. Here’s our menu this Thanksgiving. Recipes to come when I can confirm success: Gougeres with smoked salmon Winter salad with persimmons and cranberries Heritage breed turkey two ways: Black truffle roasted breast, braised 

Mediterranean journeys

Mediterranean journeys

I picked up a new book a couple weeks ago, A Mediterranean Feast, by Clifford Wright. It’s a combination history/cook book, and I can’t put it down.

Media: Twitter Embeds

Media: Twitter Embeds

Really cool to read through and find so much awesomeness added to WordPress 3.6 while I was gone. I should take three weeks off more often. — Andrew Nacin (@nacin) April 3, 2013 This post tests WordPress’ Twitter Embeds feature.

Brining

Brining

There’s a joke that Cook’s Illustrated should actually be called “Brining Illustrated” because they are such evangelists of this technique for preparing poultry. I am an apostle myself. Here is my brining recipe, adapted from their original. But, first, a few other thoughts on brining. 

Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Thanksgiving

The only vegetarian coming to our Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey. But I have received several requests from friends for vegetarian recipes. Many of the food magazines and food sections of newspapers are coming up with their own collections, so I am going to post 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Some foodies consider Thanksgiving what New Year’s Eve is to experienced drinkers–amateur night. Butterball has run a Turkey Hotline since 1981 and receives about 200,000 calls each holiday season. We don’t host Thanksgiving every year, but this is the year that we’re on. It will