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Knives of Choice

Posted in Tools & Equipment
on July 2, 2018

Ooh, let’s talk about knives! I like knives. Fancy chefs would use the word “cutlery”, but I think it’s much cooler to say (more...)

Meal Planning?! Who Really Does That??

Posted in Fixes & Tips, New Methods
on March 2, 2020

Well, starting a couple of months ago, I do. Planning meals a week in advance sounds like a tedious chore that will result (more...)

Measuring Flour–The Right Way

Posted in Fixes & Tips, New Methods
on January 16, 2019

It seems like such a simple thing. Scoop the flour into a measuring cup and dump it into your baking bowl. Here’s the (more...)

Natural or Dutch-Process? Which Cocoa Powder to Use??

Posted in Food
on April 2, 2019

No, they’re not the same. What if your recipe doesn't specify what kind to use? Different chemical properties means they really are not (more...)

Perfect Homemade Popcorn: The Quest

Posted in Food, New Methods
on May 7, 2020

I’ve spent the last few weeks on a quest for perfect homemade popcorn. I know that’s ridiculous, but as justification, let me just (more...)

Perfect Turkey

Posted in Fixes & Tips, Food, New Methods
on October 31, 2018

If you're tired of dry turkeys, try my method. It's faster than many, and easy. The only downside is that it might make (more...)

Perfectly-Cooked Steak Every Time

Posted in Food, New Methods
on January 26, 2019

Here is perfection, short and simple. For all good-quality cuts* EXCEPT RIB EYE: Buy “Choice” or "Prime" (Never “Select”). Get them between 1’ (more...)

Perfectly-Cooked Steak Part 2—From Frozen!

Posted in Food, New Methods
on January 25, 2019

Last night, I pulled a 3-inch-thick three pound bone-in ribeye steak from my freezer, cooked it to medium-rare perfection without defrosting it first, (more...)