What are you favorite cookbooks? I like the “Aunt Bea’s Mayberry Cookbook”. lots of great southern recipes and funny stuff to read from the show. I also have “The Joy of Cooking” to refer to.
A book called , by the editors of Cook’s Illustrated magazine. It’s as much a food textbook as a cookbook, explaining the science and reason behind cooking methods. They test dozens of variations of each recipe and technique, and tell you what worked and why. The magazine is awesome, too.
Im having a lobster dinner this week, let’s have some suggestions for side dishes and other tips….. (first time cooking lobster)
twice stuffed potatoes is always good with lobsters, or potatoes au gratin even
as far as cooking lobsters, i’m a noob, but make sure you have an ice bath ready to stop the cooking
Asparagus, whipped potatoes, grilled corn on the cob.
Lobster Rolls and fries.
Not my creation above but I thought I would throw up a visual.
Gotta cook a 20 pounder on Monday and am wondering other than traditional what unique ideas have you tried?
I usually just go with the bacon-wrapped and roasted.
But if you really want to try something different, you should check out this recipe: I haven’t made it, but it was the winner of the pro chef thanksgiving cookoff on food network, so it is probably good
ok so i am getting my girlfriend a cermaic kitchen knife but i don’t know which ones are better than others and which ones are overpriced and so forth. From what i have researched and read Kyocera seems like a good one but i also found this website which seems well priced but they may suck as knives… any help would be greatly appreciated…
I want to learn to cook, and I want to learn to love it. Right now, the state of affairs looks like this:
– I can make pasta (premade sauce ), rice and vegetarian stir fry. That is all. I tried meat a few times but it always comes out tough and stringy.
– I currently find cooking boring and a waste of my time, which I’m sure isn’t helping things.
I think the only reason my weight hasn’t soared is because I tend to avoid classic junk food (soda, candy bars, chips, etc) and would rather not eat than expend the effort. Obviously that last bit is some flawed thinking. I’m reasonably bright and creative in other areas, so I’m sure I can learn to cook and love it. I think I need a kick in the right direction.
So anyone here have this set? I am goin to go check them out tomorrow and I’m thinkin about the 10 piece set at williams sonoma for 650 on sale, and with a free sharpener of some sort. I really like the all metal look.
My mom keeps tryin to get me to get the select etc or pro S series based on cost but I want something I enjoy even looking at to be in my kitchen for the next 5-10 years or whatever.
Anyone have an opinion?
do you actually have use for a 650 knife set? dont get me wrong, i have wusthoff knives, but a good chefs knife, a serrated knife and maybe a smaller paring knife will do 95%+ of all the jobs the average cook or even foodie might do at home
The owner/chef is Tom Colicchio the host of "Top Chef". The reason we get to go is that my gf’s friend got a job and is allowed to invite 2 friends/family to eat for free on opening night. Anything I should do/try for the big event?
What did you think? I have been to Gramercy Tavern back in the day and was impressed.
This is well worth the read. I used to be a grill cook at a top restaurant in Ann Arbor and now I feel like an amateur compared to the guys in the back of the house of Morton’s and Peter Luger.
Here’s the original article if you have a WSJ online sub:
The Search for the Perfect Steak
If you’re a slow food kind of person, you should read this book.
From Publishers Weekly
Today I tried her Roasted Marrow Bones recipe with a parsley, basil, garlic, salt, and bread crumb topping. So good.
My gf’s parents allowed me to stay at their place this summer so that I could live for free while working a pretty good job this summer. They love to cook..and as I gift, I was planning to purchase some high quality knives for them since that’s one thing that they don’t seem to have in their kitchen. I don’t know anything about the subject and though I’d look here for some recommendations.
I’d like a small set. Open to suggestions.
Right now I’m looking at companies such as