Category: Sel Gris de Guerande’

Gluten-free Green Chile Corn Fritters – Simple. Quick. Easy.

  In the words of Jeffery Steingarten, author of the best-selling books The Man Who Ate Everything and It Must Have Been Something I Ate – “if you fry anything and put it on a plate it’s better!” While we aren’t sure that we agree… Continue reading

Succulent Seasoning Secrets – How (or when) to salt your proteins!

  One of the most basic tenets in the kitchen is that of “salting (often referred to as seasoning) your proteins”. We’ve already broached that subject in a previous blog post – “What’s at steak?” From beef to pork to chicken to lamb, every chef worth… Continue reading

Picnic Series – Grilled Romaine Salad

  Salad. There’s a lot left unsaid with that one simple word. There are appetizer salads, side salads, main course salads, palate cleansing salads, and dessert salads. There are cold salads, warm salads and hot salads. Green salads like pistachio salad that don’t have a… Continue reading

Compound Bitters Butter

  Even though it’s still National Dairy Month, we suspect Georges Auguste Escoffier may not be a name you are familiar with. Many of his recipes and techniques are, however, because they are used to teach culinary students around the world. The original text Le… Continue reading

Picnic Series – Cook it in a COOLER Corn

 (scroll down for the recipe!) Picnic. For centuries, that word evoked images (literally artist’s renditions) of family or community meals held outdoors in some picturesque setting. A picnic was a meal shared by all and contributed to by everyone who attended. It offered a respite… Continue reading

Best (and Easiest) Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

  Thirty years or more ago, a typical weekend summer evening (especially Memorial Day weekend) might have included sitting on the porch cranking the ice cream churn, slowly adding salt to melt the ice.  If there was more than one kid in the family, each… Continue reading

Authentic Guacamole Recipe – Thank the Aztecs!

  If you own a molcajete and tejolote, then you probably don’t need this post. If you don’t have the above AND you love avocados and authentic guacamole, then this post is specifically for you! Bookmark it or Pin It.  (it’s ok, we’ll be right… Continue reading

Dry Aged Beef – You can taste the difference!

  Can you remember the last delicious juicy, richly beefy tasting burger you had? Cooked to perfection. (our individual ideas of perfection may vary, but it was perfection none-the-less) What was it that made that burger taste so good? At the end of the day,… Continue reading

Celiac Awareness Month – Dualing Frittata’s

  Imagine having a food allergy so serious that every time you ate what you weren’t supposed to it made you sick. You are imagining the life of a celiac. That’s someone who is allergic to gluten for those of you who don’t know. No… Continue reading

The thrill of the grill!

  The month of May brings us National Barbecue Month, Beef Month, Hamburger Month, Asparagus Month, Strawberry Month, Egg Month, Salsa Month, Salad Month and Celiac Awareness Month. If you’ve been paying attention along the way, you are quite aware of our fondness for grilling… Continue reading