A worthy steak needs no sauce ... even when it's tri-tip.

Food Snob Chronicles — Steak 101: Say goodbye to steak sauce

It’s been said that a good steak needs no sauce. And truer words have never been spoken. Take Ruth’s Chris, for example. I know someone who shamelessly asked his server for Worcestershire. They obliged him … but not before shaking their heads. That same person asked me for Worcestershire for the aged beef that I’d […]

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Beef and pork bones

are the beginning of another excellent stock, or a demi-glace. Just keep them in a large freezer bag or container. Add bones as you go.

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A worthy steak needs no sauce ... even when it's tri-tip.

Food Snob Chronicles — Steak 101: Say goodbye to steak sauce

It’s been said that a good steak needs no sauce. And truer words have never been spoken. Take Ruth’s Chris, for example. I know someone who shamelessly asked his server for Worcestershire. They obliged him … but not before shaking their heads. That same person asked me for Worcestershire for the aged beef that I’d […]

Sausage Gravy w/ Bacon & Sage — This is the real deal

The Unorthodox Epicure (Recipe): Sausage Gravy — the Real Deal

Let’s be honest. Sausage gravy-covered biscuits aren’t exactly on the menu at Club Med — or the the Deborah Heart & Lung Center. Unlike most other breakfasts — Philadelphia Scrapple notwithstanding — sausage gravy is to breakfast what coal mining is to careers: Done daily, it makes for a good, but shorter life. Having grown […]

Soup in summer? You bet! Summer Squash Soup is just what you've been missing.

Food Snob Chronicles — Soup in summer? You bet your squash blossoms!

We don’t much think of soup during the dog days of summer. Why? Who the hell knows? We manage to eat other hot foods from the grill and — let’s face it — from the stove and oven during July and August. Truth is, some summer fruits and vegetables don’t receive worthy attention when it […]