Friday, November 25, 2011

T'is The Season

While many Black Friday shoppers were out pepper spraying their fellow Americans after Thanksgiving to steer them away from the deep-discount merchandise that they camped out at Wal-Mart's doorstep with a couple of cans of Vienna Sausage and Triscuits to purchase, it's good to know that the good people over at Epicurious were doing things constructively. Such as compiling a list of 12 days of food ornaments perfect for hanging or giving this season. 

There's pizza, Tabasco sauce, and even a holiday taco

Clearly, I truly know of no other "lighthearted" way to get into the spirit of the holiday season.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

The "Non" Recipe Cookbook

No, seriously.

And when it comes to following recipes, the sound of the smoke alarm ringing in your ears is never a good start. But in his new book, Cooking Without Recipes, food writer Philip Dundas promises to teach you to cook delicious meals with instinctive, effortless ease. Freed from the shackles of someone else's instructions, Dundas promises, your kitchen can become a playground -- minus the trusty iPad or the plastic recipe card file you just don't have the heart to toss in the bin. (Yeah, the one with all the sauce stains on the aging, yellowing index cards for Aunt Lola's beef goulash and Grandma Kate's chicken paprikash)

Take a few risks, Dundas echos through the pages reassuringly, and "you'll work it out".

I like it!

Read more here, and watch the clip below.