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Coq Au Vin: History, Tips and Ultimate Recipe

Coq Au Vin

Ah, Coq Au Vin… Chicken in wine… A classic French dish made of chicken, bacon/pork, aromatic vegetables and mushrooms cooked in red wine and served either on top of mashed potatoes or egg noodles. It hardly gets more French and more classic than this. Coq Au Vin, in all it’s brown, messy glory! My version […]

Stop Wasting Food: Cheap Braised Pork Cheeks Recipe

Braised Pork Cheeks

It’s time I spoke up about something dear to my heart… And it’s not only braised pork cheeks as the title of this post seems to suggest. It’s about the other half of the title as well: the blatant waste of perfectly good food that has become so predominant in our society. For a long […]

Perfect Prime Rib Roast: Easy and fool-proof Prime Rib Recipe

Prime rib roast

Ah, prime rib roast… That perfect expression in beef! Huge slabs of tender beef, rosy red from center to edge, beneath a perfectly seared crust and charred fat cap with melt in mouth consistency and beefy flavors to die for. It’s a thing of beauty and a perfect meal often reserved for the holidays or very […]

Triple-cooked Chips: How To Make Perfect French Fries

Perfect French Fries

Triple-cooked chips is the perfect obsession I thought I’d never have. Wait, allow me to explain… Ever wanted to make perfect French fries? I know I didn’t! Until very recently, I didn’t even really care for French fries. They always seemed either too soggy, too undercooked, too overcooked, too oily, too burnt or any combination of […]

Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 2: Perfect Dry Rub Recipe

Perfect dry rub recipe

I’m gonna venture a guess here. And a controversial one at that, maybe, but here goes nothing: The most important factor in BBQ is not so much the type or quality of meat used, it’s the type and quality of the dry rub! Sure, a well-picked cut of meat of the right quality goes a […]