Category: Sea Salt

What’s at steak? – Salting your proteins!

  Spring training started this weekend. Summer time is just around the corner and grill masters everywhere will be dusting off their mitts, tongs, skewers and other outdoor culinary paraphernalia. Cooking the perfect steak (or burger, or pork chop) can be quite the challenge. You… Continue reading

Thinking about – Nitrates ARE good!

  For thousands of years a refrigerator-less kitchen was the bane of mankind’s existence. Ironically the first refrigeration machine built was actually for the purpose of making ice. That ice was supposed to help cool the air and help patients suffering from yellow fever. It… Continue reading

Thinking about – Hawaiian Salts

The artisanal crafting of sea salts has been part of indigenous life for peoples around the world for thousands of years. Each group has differing views about the impact or importance of the salt crafted or collected but for each and every one of them,… Continue reading

Wake up and smell the coffee!

  Monday and morning should never occur in the same sentence together, or even the same time zone for that matter. But they do. Life would be so much easier if we could just lounge about in our unmentionables and enjoy life at a more… Continue reading

Come on baby light my fire!

  I’m a foodie. It’s spoken with pride, panache, even authority in some cases. More often than not, it’s a self proclaimed titled. Not one bestowed upon us by others, but one we take upon ourselves. Other times it’s given to us by our friends,… Continue reading

happiness IS just a lick away!

  Without the function of the tongue and the palette, we would be unable to enjoy the pleasure that comes from the simplest of flavors. The concept would be as unimaginable as the notion of color to someone born blind. And yet, when presented with… Continue reading

Thinking about- What’s IN a name?

  In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet we are introduced to the concept that the names of things don’t matter, only what things are. Juliet soliloquizes (speaks her thoughts out loud) while on the balcony, in part stating that “a rose by any other… Continue reading

Thinking about- Dry Aged Beef

  In a world where instant gratification has become the norm, anything that takes time is usually looked upon with disdain. Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche didn’t build their empires on slow and easy. However, there is truth in the adage that, “good things come to… Continue reading

Squeeze Me! – Blood Orange Chicken

  Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Banana   Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Banana   Knock Knock! Who’s there? Orange you glad I didn’t say banana again? (Yes, we know… it’s a terrible joke. But it got your attention, and that was the idea!) Arizona is home… Continue reading

MythInformation Monday – Myth #4

  It all started with the Industrial Revolution. That period of time marked a turning point in anthropology, especially how we associated with our environment. Almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way. Society transitioned away from the traditional agrarian (agriculture based)… Continue reading