Monthly Archives: January 2012

From the Cookbook #9 and #10: Shame and scorn

As previously written, every month we will choose a cookbook. Over the course of that month we will make ten different recipes from that cookbook to a) get us to try new things and b) really it was just about … Continue reading

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From the Cookbook #8: Japanese-style crispy halibut with lemon sauce

Qualms about getting your Japanese recipes from a Chinese cookbook? None here. I do have qualms about the profligrate use of hyphens in this book. Why “Japanese-style?”  Whatever the reason, we are nearing the end of the month and, at … Continue reading

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Heresy: Fried foods are not necessarily bad for you followed by an inevitable recipe

Ever wonder why olive oil on a salad is a sensible choice for a healthy diet but that same olive oil, if made hot and used to fry some potatoes is a contributor to American obesity, diabetes, and “Someone think … Continue reading

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Tasting:Serra Barbera d’Alba 2009 Paitin Vineyard and the premier of “Another Thing That Polish Woman Made Me Do.”

Ever since a Polish friend of ours made traditional pierogis for us I have very much wanted to learn to make them. For those not familiar with pierogis, they are semi-circular dumplings, usually fried in butter and onions and then … Continue reading

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From the Cookbook #7: Oyster-sauce chicken with ginger and shiitake mushrooms

We should be further along in our obligations on this month’s cookbook but some of the dishes have been so spectacularly good that we made them twice rather than moving on to another recipe as we should have. The hoisin … Continue reading

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Some Things of Intrest

So my log in issue has seemingly repaired itself leaving me no answers, no channel to vent, no individual on which to pin blame, and no customer service representative to transfer me to their supervisor. “Just shrug it off man.” … Continue reading

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For fans of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain…

I found this: No Reservations: Narnia. It wins the internet.

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USA! USA! USA!

The United States is now the largest wine consuming nation in the world. It is not lost on me that when I began this site, on December 29th, 2011, we were not the largest wine consuming nation in the world. … Continue reading

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Really?

Some jackass has hacked Dreamhost, leaving me temporarily unable to log on without resetting my password every time. I’m trying to navigate the fixes and will get back to regular postings asap. What a twit.

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It’s finally your mother’s cooking show: Why Nadia G’s Bitchin Kitchen is the best cooking show on TV.

There was a time when MTV actually showed music videos. Then came the reality show pioneer The Real World and that was that. Voyeur television took over the channel (and eventually the world). MTV2 was launched to provide musical content … Continue reading

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