The Unorthodox Epicure — Homemade Smoked Pastrami Sous Vide

Pastrami

Dateline: June 30, 2017. Citi Field; Queens, NY. Mets vs. Phillies. Though the hometown starter whiffed a dozen visiting batters, this wasn’t exactly a game for the ages. But the ballpark fare — hot pastrami — turned out to be a taste of Seventh Heaven. Now, I’ve been to a lot of baseball parks through […]

Food Snob Chronicles — Getting to know your meat

This isn't your ordinary pesto.

How well do you know your meat? Seriously. Are you swayed by labels that say ‘fresh’ or ‘natural?’ And that burger you’re eating … is it really made from ground chuck? Before I scare you away, this installment is only intended to serve as a quick education for your next meat-buying outing and includes nothing […]