Grilled Vegetable & Buttermilk Chicken Fettuccine

June 22, 2012
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Since our big move we’ve been grilling rather frequently. The combination of a quiet neighborhood and comfy porch has, despite the uncomfortable heat, lured us outside to man a punishingly hot grill. The previous owners of the house were even nice enough to leave us an immense gas grill, but we usually stick to our […]

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Cooking with Shelburne Farms

November 8, 2011
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It’s been a while since we have spotlighted a cookbook at Gourmet & Gourmand, but this past weekend brought a large crowd for Sunday dinner, for which we decided to pull an old favorite from the bookshelf; Cooking with Shelburne Farms by Melissa Pasanen with Rick Gencarelli. Shelburne, to quote their website, “is a 1400-acre working […]

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Chamomile & Thyme Rubbed Chicken

August 31, 2011
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It’s not pretty, but it’s dinner. They can’t all be lookers, but this chicken sure tastes better then it looks. Here is a quick, easy weeknight meal that is a breeze to prepare and a delicious, surprising combination of flavors. Whisk together your rub and coat the chicken before you head off to work in […]

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Quick Fix: Cilantro Lime Chicken

May 20, 2011
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After claiming recently that I never make Mexican food, I found myself with a handful of ingredients reminiscent of those flavors found south of the border. They happen to be a few of my favorite things and two flavors that compliment each other extremely well; cilantro and lime. With a refrigerator full of the necessary […]

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Kitchen Essentials: Roast Chicken

May 13, 2011
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Chicken is an essential. It’s a crowd friendly, kid proof, easy to cook food that will please most palates and not break the bank. You can dress it up or dress it down depending on the occasion or audience, but the most basic of chicken recipes is the Roast Chicken. Just prepare, pop in the […]

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Kitchen Essentials: Chicken Stock

April 30, 2011

It’s already hot here in New Orleans and thermostats are slowly being lowered in the rest of the country, but homemade chicken stock, hot or not is an essential part of any cooks repertoire. Obviously a steaming bowl of chicken soup is especially welcome in the cooler seasons, but stock can be added to cold […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Cooking a Classic

February 4, 2011

The Gourmet: So I’ll be the first one to admit it: Sometimes cooking gets tedious. I love to cook, I do it most nights, but every once in a while I will have a gang heading my way and no motivation or inspiration. Chef’s Block, as I will from here on out refer to it, […]

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A Hollygrove Sunday Dinner

January 10, 2011

The Gourmet For those of you who may be a bit skeptical about the value of the Weekly Produce Box at Hollygrove Market, let me take a moment to try and convince you of its merits and offer you some ideas as to what to do with its contents. I have written in the past about how […]

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