Webmaster, Chicken Coop Master and Proud Father of a Week-old Son

Frank, my webmaster these past 21 years, who first showed up as an unfairly handsome eighteen year old, showed up again yesterday to install a new UPS and to present me with a dozen eggs from his harem of contented hens. Frank says “different breeds produce different colored eggs.” All in subtle pastels. He is …

The Hands Have It

The appearance of ingredients within a dish contributes greatly to its overall attractiveness.  Food and cookbook writers rightly champion the virtues of uniformly cut, diced or cubed meats and vegetables.  There are, however, ingredients and dishes where pulling products apart by hand gives a nicer appearance than diligent knife work.  It’s de rigueur for pull-pork …

Turkey Legs Tagine

Regular readers know that I like the Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine.  I’ve suggested that you think of it as a heavy-duty stovetop Dutch oven, perfect for the braising of portions-for-two.  We’ve done a Pot Roast and Osso Bucco. Turkey legs are one of the tastiest “cheap eats” items you can find in a US meat …