Melt-in-your-mouth— Fried Calamari w/ Thai Sweet & Hot Dipping Sauce

The Unorthodox Epicure — (Recipe): Fried Calamari bathed in Thai Sweet & Hot Dipping Sauce

I told you about two years ago about the tenderizing power of milk.  Just in case you’re late to the party, here’s the bottom line: the enzymes break down muscle tissue, and that makes for more tender meat. It works with chicken, warm-blooded animals like bovine and swine — seafood. Now, before you go soaking […]

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Melt-in-your-mouth— Fried Calamari w/ Thai Sweet & Hot Dipping Sauce

The Unorthodox Epicure — (Recipe): Fried Calamari bathed in Thai Sweet & Hot Dipping Sauce

I told you about two years ago about the tenderizing power of milk.  Just in case you’re late to the party, here’s the bottom line: the enzymes break down muscle tissue, and that makes for more tender meat. It works with chicken, warm-blooded animals like bovine and swine — seafood. Now, before you go soaking […]

Lea Ann's Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese — I seriously dare you to find a more comforting comfort food.

Food Snob Chronicles — Three foodies that you should be following

Peruse my Confessions or Chronicles and you’ll rarely see mention of ‘awards’ or other blogs.  In my years here, I’ve managed to keep this space mostly about me and my shenanigans.  And my recipes.  But my friend Kita Roberts of Pass the Sushi and Girl Carnivore recently showed me a different path.  Now, I’m suddenly […]

Eggplant Fries w/ Pink Parmesan Sauce — Crunchy. Creamy. Savory. Molto Buono!

Food Snob Chronicles — The final summer crop: Eggplant Fries w/ Pink Parmesan Sauce

I don’t recall when or where my love affair with Eggplant began. But I know it was early. Many of my food memories come from 1100 Berry Lane. We’d moved there from South 12th Street — from a wood frame house that sat near a bend in the road, to a brick home that sat […]