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DEEP FRYING

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I was given a deep fryer for Christmas. It is the greatest item in the universe. I broke it in over New Year’s weekend – made steak frites, beer battered onion rings, and heated up frozen mozzarella sticks. I did quite a lot of frying with 3.8 liters of oil, and very little of the […]

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How to Cook Your Life [2007]

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What does Zen Buddhism have to do with food?  A lot more than you might think. This documentary from writer/director Doris Dorrie regales us with the personality and philosophy of zen master chef (also called a tenzo) Edward Espe Brown of the Tassajara center in San Francisco.  I had previously heard of the Tassajara bread book […]

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Tonight’s Dinner

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I had the day off today, and decided to walk around Manhattan in the beautiful, beautiful weather. I made my way down to Bleecker Street in the West Village, and hit Murray’s Cheese shop and the pork store next to it… purchased handmade sweet sopressata and hot cappicola, a ciabatta, and a seasonal goat cheese […]

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Rainy day recipe

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With all the rain and bleh outside… today is a tomato soup day. 1 large can diced tomatoes (organic) 3/4 cup soy milk olive oil 3 cloves garlic 1T capers Lightly sautee the garlic and capers in oil in a saucepan, seasoning with salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes, stir. Using a hand blender, puree […]

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Brooklyn Baked Beans

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You may have heard of Boston Baked Beans… but are you ready for Brooklyn Baked Beans?? 1 bottle Brooklyn Brewery brown ale 3/4 cup brown sugar 3T honey 3/4 cup maple syrup 2T Sriracha chili sauce (or to taste) 1/4 cup yellow mustard 2 small to medium onions 1 can navy beans 1 can small […]

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