Coffee & Honey Braised Pork Belly

September 12, 2012
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Recently I have had the great fortune of writing for Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine. Not only has it led to a variety of interesting research projects on the culinary roots of Louisiana and its inhabitants (perfect for this nerd), but it has also been a fantastic kitchen challenge. I have had fun developing recipes with simple […]

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July 18, 2011
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Hey y’all! I missed you. ¬†Gourmand and I just spent a wild few days in Miami (me) and Vegas (he). Too much to recap and cover this morning, so while we catch up and catch our breath here is a delicious recipe for one of my favorite dishes, Porchetta. Porchetta is a succulent and savory […]

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Mexi-Rican Pulled Pork Tacos

June 6, 2011
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The hot, sticky summer days call for some serious grilling. But what do you do if you don’t have access to a grill? What to do if your apartment is the size of a broom closet and your fire escape is filled with a container garden? The answer my friends is to improvise. Use your […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Dispatches from the North

May 19, 2011
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We have some good friends in Minnesota. ¬†It’s that weirdly shaped state directly north of us inhabited by Norwegian Americans with funny accents. It’s where the Mississippi River begins, eh. These friends, as we do, love good food and wine and while a night out is often enjoyed, they can more frequently be found in […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Pardon The Interruption

February 24, 2011

The Gourmet: Please forgive my lack of postings recently, that whole life/job/real world thing has recently been getting in the way from our eating/cooking/going out schedule and exciting new meals have been replaced by takeout from Jazmine Cafe. So I know it’s not actually spring yet and it doesn’t officially arrive until March 20th, but […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Pork and Sauerkraut

January 5, 2011

The Gourmet: As I am in the midst of a new year and a new job this week’s menu will be short and sweet (and sauer). Growing up there were few recipes that I looked forward to more than Pork and Sauerkraut. My sister and I would eagerly anticipate Sunday nights, which often saw my […]

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