True New York-style Pizza. Top it your way. I prefer mine with eggplant.

The Unorthodox Epicure — (Recipe): New York-style Pizza

I first ate New York-style pizza in 1978 in my local mall. But I didn’t know it at the time. In fact, that was a treat (as was going to the mall — my how times have changed). In our small northeast Texas town, we had Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn and Pizza King, which was […]

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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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True New York-style Pizza. Top it your way. I prefer mine with eggplant.

The Unorthodox Epicure — (Recipe): New York-style Pizza

I first ate New York-style pizza in 1978 in my local mall. But I didn’t know it at the time. In fact, that was a treat (as was going to the mall — my how times have changed). In our small northeast Texas town, we had Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn and Pizza King, which was […]

Classic Bread & Butter Pickles — Slightly sweet and oh so sassy

Food Snob Chronicles — Food Lore: Bread & Butter Pickles

Food lore fascinates me – whether it’s a modern tale, such as emergency workers using Coca Cola to clean wreck scenes of blood, or ancient legends of native-Americans eating hot peppers to protect themselves from poison. But I also dig the name game. And this week’s culinary mystery surrounds Bread & Butter Pickles. Where in […]

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Food Snob Chronicles – Up to your ears: More summertime soup

First things first — today’s recipe for Mexican-style Cream of Corn Soup has no culinary historical significance in Mexico. But its main ingredients do. As far as corn goes, well … I often joke that most Mexican food contains the same 3-4 ingredients — and all dishes include corn. The corn part is not so […]