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I consider myself a pretty decent home baker.  I’ve mastered bread, be it of the sandwich variety or crusty country french.  I’ve even conquered brioche.  I make a mean cheesecake and amazing chocolate moose.  I can whip up cookies or muffins without referencing the recipe.  But for some reason, I am wholly incapable of making […]

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Will’s been making Julia Child’s coq au vin recipe for years, but always with broilers (quick tangent – many people today don’t know the difference between a broiler, a fryer and a stewing hen, knowledge we’ve lost in the past 50 years since the supermarkefication of our food supply.  Broilers are the youngest you’d eat […]

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Some of Will’s wine buddies are also hobby hunters, one of whom owns a ranch out in CO.  As part of managing the land, he also has to manage the elk population, which means he comes back to VA with coolers full of elk meat.  So the guys all decided to have a wild game […]

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A few years ago, I got Will a tuscan grill for his birthday (or maybe Christmas?).  It’s not as fancy a device as it sounds.  It’s a cast iron grill, 14″ square, on short little legs, maybe 3 inches tall, which you’re suppose to place over a fire pit or even in a fireplace in […]

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Last week Wednesday, Will discovered our first duck egg: So far we’ve gotten an egg a day, with the exception of this morning when we got two.  Which, of course, meant time for omelettes… Will likes to use the Julia Child method of shaking the pan to make them wonderfully fluffy. What a wonderful breakfast.  […]

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Everyone should be required to read this. http://gizmodo.com/5654066/chicken-nuggets-are-made-from-this-pink-chicken-goop If you ever eat a chicken nugget again, you are a lost cause.

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