Understudies steal the show in this recipe (warning: baseball analogies follow)


Share Tweet Understudy : A person who learns another’s role in order to be able to act as a replacement on short notice If you are a baseball fan, you know the story of Wally Pipp and Lou Gehrig…if not, indulge me for a moment.  Pipp was the starting first basemen for the NY Yankees in [...]

Strike it rich with the Hangtown Fry


Share Tweet As a former resident of the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly two decades, I have had my share of the rich breakfast dish known as the Hangtown Fry. The creamy concoction of oysters, bacon and eggs was created in the Gold Rush days in Northern California – but Becky’s version (pg 39) [...]

How not to poach an egg – but still get great hash


Share Tweet Did you ever do something so dumb that you swore you’d never tell anyone, for fear of dying of embarassment? Okay, so maybe it’s just me…and let me clarify, I meant dumb things in the kitchen! One of the key steps in creating Paddlefish Caviar Hash (pg 226) is poaching a few eggs [...]

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