We love chiles in whatever form we can get them, but there is something special about fresh chiles—they have a flavor and texture that cannot be duplicated by canned, dried, or frozen chiles. Here are instructions for roasting your own!
Is a holiday real just because you can find it on Wikipedia? When bacon’s concerned, who really cares whether or not International Bacon Day truly was conceived by a bunch of (presumably) drunk undergrads in 2004 at CU Boulder in Colorado? Most people will agree that it’s a fantastic excuse for an orgy of bacon consumption.
Whether you’re a vegetarian, a meat lover, crave fresh seafood, or are looking for a special way to grill up some wild game, the perfect recipe is waiting for you in Rick Browne’s newest book, “The Ultimate Guide to Grilling.”
I do believe the East Coast could use a stiff drink right about now. Just days ago, an earthquake rattled New York’s cage, and now a hurricane is bearing down. What next??
Q: What do you think about cooking on a salt slab and what would you use one for?
A: Salt slab cooking has become the latest “trendy” way to cook food… similar to the way plank cooking and “stone grill” cooking was a few years ago. The concept is simple: you preheat a block of Himalayan salt to a screaming high temperature on your grill, oven or stovetop and cook whatever you like. During cooking, the food picks up salt from the block so you don’t need to salt your food before cooking.
Are you still using salsa as a dip for chips? That’s so yesterday. With the myriad of salsa combinations and flavors—both bottled and freshly prepared—there are many more dimensions to this simple and spicy condiment.
One of my favorite summer things is fresh pesto—spiced up, of course. And one of the main ingredients is basil, although cooks substitute spinach, Italian parsley, and cilantro for the basil on occasion.