Perfect Scrambled Eggs? I Don’t Think So

A famous chef demonstrates how to create “sublime scrambled eggs”, which are described as “perfect”: I haven’t tried cooking them like that yet, but it doesn’t appeal to me: I like my scrambled eggs dry, not wet, which they emphasize. I beat a couple eggs in a bowl, throw some Tabasco sauce in if I’m the only one eating them, and fry them in butter (not margarine – I never

A Newfie Mom’s Blog

I discovered a new blog today that I added to my Google Reader: Mama Manuscripts. I like her tag line: Balancing the wild and wonderful world of parenting with a passion for writing. She mentioned Phillip’s touton post AND she’s from Newfoundland AND she likes pesto. Cool.

The Urban Peasant Died

I just read that James Barber died. He was the host of a cooking show called The Urban Peasant. I learned to cook by watching his show. It’s one of the few good things I ever got from watching TV. I watched more than a few episodes where he was in the middle of making something, couldn’t find some ingredient he thought he had, and said, “Okay, we’ll use something

How To Turn Cheap, Tough Steak Into Expansive, Tender Steak

I have no idea what a “Gucci” is, but the technique described in How to Turn Cheap “Choice” Steaks into Gucci “Prime” Steaks works on the cheap steaks I’ve tried it with. Massively salt your steaks 15 min – 1 hour before grilling. That’s it. It should look like this (image from that website): Don’t use table salt. Use pickling or sea salt – the large grained stuff. Cover both