My god the man does it again! This time he’s posted all about his new butler pantry in his beautiful old home he just moved into – and is the pantry and display ever beautiful!! Check it out…I’m completely envious!
Brownie Points recently posted a rather interesting article detailing baking powder and baking soda, how they are alike and how they are not. Definitely worth a read (and a listen to the podcast mentioned – I can’t seem to get it to come up for me though)…and makes me think of adjusting my own recipes!
I love hot dogs. All kinds! My favorite happens to be a Midwest/Colorado (very popular there) specialty – chili (no beans); goopy, gloppy, orangey fake cheese; and ketchup. Seconded by the Chicago Dawg, thirded by the so-called Kansas City Dog (sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese) and probably fourth by Corn Dogs. Yummy! Personally though given any of these choices I’d probably go for a Brat – that’s just my German heritage showing through I guess.
Anyway, earlier this last year Serious Eats posted about hot dogs from around the country. And I learned a lot I didn’t really know about all the various styles. Like how much hot dogs vary from one side of the country to the other! I really had no idea. Granted they left off lots that should have made the list (and got the cheese all wrong on the Midwest Chili Cheese, obviously) but the pictures leave you hungry for more!
Biggie over at Lunch in a Box has decided to make a Bento search tool similar to the Food Blog Search and Veg Blog Search engines starting with her link database. Feel free to click on over and check it out! And if your graphically inclined she does need help with those!
Bento Blog Search
Eddie Ross is this amazing designer (and trained chef and lots of other things too), most recently of Martha Stewart, who writes this fantastic blog full of thrift storing/flea marketing, vintage dinnerware, simple crafts, making beautiful tables, creative tables, etc. Just read it!!
Most notably right now its Christmas and he’s posted a couple of different ways you can set a place setting. Fascinating and beautifully done!
Kitchen Essentials: 10 techniques every cook should know
Exactly like it says…and yep, they are correct. To summarize:
Dicing an onion
Making pan sauce
Rolling out pie crust
Making a roux
Making a vinaigrette
Click on the link if you want the details!