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    Recipe: Chocolate mousse from scratch

    Recipe: Chocolate mousse from scratch
    If you came to this page looking for a chocolate mousse recipe, chances are that you are one of the rare people left who does not associate chocolate mousse with a pouch of powder from the grocery store. Nowadays many restaurants do not serve real fresh chocolate mousse, made of basic ingredients and without preservatives. If you always go for the ...
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    Techniques for Meats, Poultry, Fish, and Shellfish

    Techniques for Meats, Poultry, Fish, and Shellfish
    More than 200 types of fish are caught in and around the United States. Some are naturally lean, others oily; some have a delicate flavor, others are almost meaty. A fish’s skeletal structure helps to determine how it will be cut up for marketing, but its fat content is the most important distinction for cooking. The best way to pair a ...
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    Making Vinegar With a “Mother’s” Love

    Making Vinegar With a “Mother’s” Love
    Often, it seems nothing is quite as satisfying as those things we do and make at home. In these times, it seems more and more people are finding great satisfaction in making lemons into lemonade, or in this case - vinegar. There are many methods for making home made vinegar at home. Red wine vinegar is one of the easiest. With ...
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    Recipe: Turkey in black mole

    Recipe: Turkey in black mole
    Total time: 2 1/2 hours Note: Adapted from Omar Lezcas. This recipe makes twice the mole you'll need; save the extra for tamales or freeze in an airtight freezer-proof bag. For a spicier mole, add several dried arbol chiles. h4. *Ingredients* 4 whole turkey legs, thighs separated (or 4 drumsticks and 4 thighs) 1 onion, coarsely chopped 1 whole head of ...
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    Recipe: Pan de muerto

    Recipe: Pan de muerto
    Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus about 4 1/2 hours rising time Servings: This recipe makes 2 large decorated breads (about 16 slices each). You can also use the dough to form smaller breads or shape as desired into skulls, figurines or animals. Note: Adapted from "The Art of Mexican Cooking" by Diana Kennedy. h4. *Starter Ingredients* 4 cups flour 2 ...
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    Recipe: Calabacitas

    Recipe: Calabacitas
    Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Adapted from Sandi Romero. Cut 1 zucchini into 1/2-inch rounds and 1 ear of corn crosswise into 2-inch pieces before cooking to garnish this dish as pictured (the larger pieces may need slightly longer cooking time). h4. *Ingredients* 1/4 cup oil 1 cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 jalapeño, ...
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    Recipe: Spicy hot chocolate

    Recipe: Spicy hot chocolate
    Total time: 40 minutes Servings: Makes about 5 quarts(20 1-cup servings) Note: Adapted from Patricia Rubalcava. Abuelita and Ibarra Mexican chocolate tablets are available at most grocery stores. Champurrado can be garnished with cinnamon sticks, if desired. h4. *Ingredients* 2 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks 1/2 pound fresh masa (1 heaping cup), divided 4 (3.15-ounce) Mexican chocolate tablets, broken into small pieces 1 ...
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    Real Life Fusion: Napalese Momos

    Real Life Fusion: Napalese Momos
    This week, I wanted to explore the versatile dumpling type Momos, which are the dumplings of the Tibetan/Himalayan/North Indian region. Their range in flavor speaks to the variabilities in geography, topography, and climate. Up in Tibet, these dumplings are similar to Chinese dumplings, using pork, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger as mainstay components. Yak and lamb are also used in ...
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    Recipe: Southwest scrambled tofu

    Recipe: Southwest scrambled tofu
    I aspire to be a morning person. Every morning, I attempt to wake up around 6 am, very groggily fix myself a cup of Joe that I drink while catching up on the morning news and weather outlook. With that relatively calm beginining, the hum-drum of the day commences. I will admit I do not do justice to breakfast - the ...
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    Recipe: Urban Dal Dhokli under pressure

    Recipe: Urban Dal Dhokli under pressure
    It is 9:30 pm on a Wednesday. You have just walked into your house tired from the day's turmoil. On the way home, you got cut off on the highway by a jerk talking on his cell phone. You kick off your shoes and examine your mail. Bill. Bill. Pre-approved credit card notice. You add this to the rest of the ...
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    9 Meat Cuts You Should Be Cooking

    Succeeding in culinary school is more than just being a good student With the recession, customers want cheaper meat. And with the head-to-tail movement, chefs aren’t just cooking prime rib and terderloin, but the neck and shanks of cows, pigs, and ducks everywhere. Whether it’s the recession or the head to tail movement, normally discarded cuts of meat are making ...
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    How to Judge, Prepare, and Marinate Foie Gras

    How to Judge, Prepare, and Marinate Foie Gras
    Foie gras is one of the world’s great luxury items. The earliest records of foie gras go back to 2500 B.C.E. The tombs dedicated to Ti, an Egyptian counselor to the Pharaoh, show scenes of Egyptians hand-feeding figs to geese. The first published recipe for pâté de foie gras appeared in Le Cuisinier Gascon, a cookbook published in 1747. Jean-Pierre Clause ...
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    Recipe: Slow roast pork

    Recipe: Slow roast pork
    Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 600 minutes Servings: 8-10 Ingredients 1 Niman Ranch pork shoulder (5-6 pounds) 2 Tbsp coriander seeds 2 Tbsp fennel seeds 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp salt 1 Tbsp pepper Extra-virgin olive oil 3 apples, quartered (Braeburn, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or Pink Ladies) 3 branches fennel tops 1 cup chopped onions 3 cups dry white ...
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    Pumpkins: More Than Just Jack O'Lanterns

    Pumpkins: More Than Just Jack O'Lanterns
    Recognized in the literary world with stories such as Cinderella, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, the pumpkin is no stranger to the spotlight. Each year in the USA, thousands of pumpkins are carved into jack-o-lanterns and many pumpkin pies are eaten at Thanksgiving celebrations. Pumpkin is excellent for you. It has no cholesterol and is low ...
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    Recipe: Steamed clams with pesto

    Recipe: Steamed clams with pesto
    Ingredients * Clams In Shell – small manila or butter clams 1 lb * Olive Oil 1/2 fl. oz. * Garlic - fresh, minced ¾ tsp. * Crushed Red Chili’ ¼ tsp. * Clam Juice 1 fl. oz * White Wine 1 fl. oz * Sweet Basil Pesto (see below) ¼ cup * Pine Nuts - toasted 1 Tbsp. * Reggiano ...
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    Recipe: Red wine garlic chicken

    Recipe: Red wine garlic chicken
    Ingredients * 4 boneless skinless chicken breast * 4 cloves of garlic minced * 1 Tblspn taragon * salt 2 pinches * pepper 2 pinches * 1/4-1/2 bottle red wine depends on your pan h3. Directions 1. Place chicken in a baking dish then sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic and taragon. 2. Fill up pan with wine so that 1/2 of ...
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    Drink: Cable Car

    The Cable Car was created in 1996 as a signature cocktail for the Starlight Room, a stunning nightclub and cocktail lounge atop the historic Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Its name comes from the geographic location of its house of origin … One of the city’s landmark properties, the Sir Francis Drake is located along the world famous Nob ...
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    A Glass of Americana: Summer’s Tastiest Ice-Cream Floats

    A Glass of Americana: Summer’s Tastiest Ice-Cream Floats
    An ice-cream float is the quintessential summertime treat in the good ol’ U.S. of A. To enjoy one is to experience a bit of nostalgia for all things Norman Rockwell, even if you’re too young to know exactly who Mr. Rockwell is. The root beer–vanilla ice cream combination is a diner staple, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy the ...
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    6 Things You Should Know About Chicken

    September is National Chicken Month! Don't miss out before it's too late! September is National Chicken Month and to celebrate, we worked with featured writer Danielle Turner to create a guide to the juicy, white meat we all love! First up, some quick facts on chicken! 1. Chicken Skin Color 2. Free Range Chicken 3. Determining "Doneness" 4. How Long ...
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    The Perfect Scone

    The Perfect Scone
    There’s a billboard here in Houston that reads, “You wouldn’t take a sword to a gunfight.” It’s an ad for fire-ant killer, but I think it applies where scones are concerned. If you’re going to have a scone, have a scone. Forget the temptation to bake some kind of healthy version thereof: whole-wheat flour and buttermilk does not a scone create. ...
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