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Audrey Luk

Check out the awesome grill marks Punky made on the pork chop!

“We have a brûlée torch if you want to brûlée anything,” Punky typed to me by way of apology that her oven wasn’t working. This is going to be awesome, I thought! And by this, I mean going to Napa and cooking… [Read more...]

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Tim Vidra

Yes, wine lovers — I am going here. For some, the artichoke only comes in a jar and they are called hearts, for others it is a cheesy lemony dip with spinach, and for me it’s a steamed and fresh classic served with hollandaise. So let’s not be afraid of these big beautiful vegetables sitting in the markets in their raw form — just grab one or two and follow these easy steps to create a quite elegant starter, side dish or main meal. [Read more...]

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Tim Vidra

Acorn Squash

  As I sit here writing, fall is upon us. Leaves are changing, the air has a briskness to it, and acorns are everywhere. However, you will not see this acorn falling from a tree – but you will see… [Read more...]

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Tim Vidra

Oyster Po' Boy

Since sharing my method for restoring and seasoning cast iron pans, I’ve had my heart (and stomach) set on frying up some oysters, namely Skillet-Fried Oyster Po’ Boys. The Po’ Boy is one of those classic sandwiches, rich with history — many might claim it originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans. You’ll find several variations on this old favorite from soft shell crab to shrimp and catfish to name a few. Today we’ll concentrate on my favorite version. [Read more...]

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Eric Arnold

Beef Wellington 2

I try to follow three simple rules when it comes to opening the (relatively few) bottles of wine that I keep under lock and key: (1) Open a bottle when I’m in a bad mood, as it always helps or,… [Read more...]

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