Cooking Techniques: Brine, Cooking with Beer and Other Ingredients

The Food Lab: Turkey Brining Basics
"The problem, as we all know, is with overcooking. So first, a quick look at what happens to turkey (and other meats) as it cooks."

If my mom's roasting skills are representative of the nation's, then I'll assume we've all experienced dry turkey. ...
Full Story: The Food Lab: Turkey Brining Basics;

"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. ~Adrienne Cook" (*)


Beer is sure to be on most Super Bowl menus—but as part of a stew, or as batter for fried shrimp? Stacey Slate offers five recipes that take beer out of the bottle and onto the dinner plate. ...
Full Story and Recipes: 5 Pioneering Ways to Cook with Beer;

A Slice of Britain: A Scottish butcher is making waves in the Wirral as his offal offerings – for Burns Night tomorrow or not – prove as popular as beef ...
Full Story: You need a brave heart to stomach haggis;

Some may feel squeamish about eating it, but rabbit has a fan base that grows as cooks discover how easy they are to raise — and how good the meat tastes. ...
Full Story and Recipes: Hip-Hop Cuisine - Rabbit for Dinner;

WHEN I started making bread back in the 1970s, whether an establishment loaf from James Beard’s “Beard on Bread” or ...
Full Story: Better Bread With Less Kneading;

Chef Peter Smith first encountered Gunpowder Bison last November, ...
Full Story: Bison is roaming back onto restaurant menus;
~ Recipe: Bison Tartare Recipe



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