The Epic Chicken Roast

Nothing is more comforting than a perfectly roasted chicken. Cure the winter blues and (perhaps) Covid/Omicron too. I botched this dish half a dozen times before I got it right. And when you do, yes, it’s a buzzkill. Burnt skin, veggies that roast away to nothing, and when you try to truss a chicken AFTER... Continue Reading →

When Your Friends Get Covid, Cook for Them

A home-cooked meal lifts the spirits of those diagnosed with Covid. Your friends are worth it. When you have a band rehearsal on the books, and your lead guitarist gets diagnosed with Covid, you damn well better do something about it. Lead guitarists are hard to come by – good ones that is – since... Continue Reading →

Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon – Splendid Perfection

Without question, this is the single best beef dish I have ever made in my life. You have to hand it to the French. Their culinary contributions are on par with America’s moon landing. The cooking methods they introduced to the world moved the human race forward in a positive direction. I took pleasure last... Continue Reading →

The Secret to Great Pancakes

Yum. There's nothing... NOTHING better than cooking pancakes with your kids. It's easy to get them involved, there's a fantastic pay off for everyone in the family and it's a great way to introduce your kid(s) to cooking. This is likely so obvious, so mundane that you've stopped reading BUT WAIT! If you don't finish... Continue Reading →

Beef Bourguignon is so C’est Bon!

One of the easiest recipes that will make you look like a true chef. Just don't refer to yourself as one, otherwise you'll sound cocky. Beef Bourguignon is so choice. The key to this dish is the roux, which is when you stir in flour while you're browning vegetables. It's a tried and true method... Continue Reading →

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