I’ve made corned beef, sausages and pastrami but never did bacon until a couple of weeks ago. The results were fantastic! Once you make your own bacon you’ll never buy its lesser store-bought cousin again.
Beautiful Blades: How to Pick the Perfect Knife
Selecting a knife is a lot like choosing your life partner…make the right decision and you’ll be together for a lifetime! Make the wrong choice and your life won’t be all that great…at least in the kitchen. And you may end up bloody, to boot.
Ask Chef Mike: Salt Slab Grilling
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.
Ask Chef Mike: Why Heatless Jalapeños?
Q: I heard about some guy who has developed a jalapeño pepper with no heat. Why would anybody do that? A: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Some manufacturers of hot products prefer to use heatless chile varieties and add heat later during processing through the addition of concentrated capsaicin oleoresin. This provides a measurable, more …
Ask Chef Mike
Q: What’s your favorite grill to use, and why? I have a few propane grills in my collection: a Broilmaster P-3 and a Charbroil Heatwave among others. I also have a few charcoal grills… a couple of Weber kettle-style grills, a Cobb grill and some smaller “camping” grills. For ease of use, gas grills are the way to go; turn …