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Hasenpfeffer

Hasenpfeffer                                                         4 servings Hasenpfeffer is a traditional German dish of brined and stewed rabbit. “Hase” is German for hare or rabbit while “pfeffer” literally translates to pepper, referring to the general spiciness of the recipe which hinges on a spicy vinegar marinade with a long soak time. A gravy is usually Read more…

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Fish n’ Chips

Fish n’ Chips                                                           4 servings The first fish and chip shop in the North of England is thought to have opened in Mossely, near Oldham, Lancashire, around 1863. Mr. Lees sold fish and chips from a wooden hut in the market and later he transferred the business to a permanent Read more…

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Steak Salad

Steak Salad                                                            4 servings To be honest, I think I invented it. Equipment needed: Large bowl. Grill. Tongs. Cruet for dressing. Salad Spinner. Squirt Bottle for dispensing dressing. Notes: You need a better cut of meat for this to work. NY Strip, Flank Steak, Skirt Steak, or Sirloin will all work Read more…

Raw Roast

Roast Prime Rib

Roast Prime Rib                                             6 servings The exact origin and beginnings of prime rib are unclear, although most historians agree roasts became popular during the Industrial Revolution in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United States and Canada. It was during those times that Prime Rib was originally known as the “Standing Read more…

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Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Stir-Fry                                            4 servings The word ‘stir fry’ was used for the first time in the 1945 cookbook How to Cook and Eat in Chinese by the author Buwei Yang Chao 楊步偉. The word was invented by Yang’s husband Yuen Ren Chao (趙元任). So now you know.. Equipment needed: Large Wok, Numerous bowls to Read more…

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Whole Roast Chicken

Whole Roast Chicken                                    4 servings Whereas it remains unclear whether the chicken or the egg came first; evidence suggests that ground zero for the bird’s westward spread may have been the Indus Valley, where the city-states of the Harappan civilization carried on a lively trade with the Middle East more than 4,000 Read more…

sweet and spicy wings

Sweet & Spicy Wings

Sweet & Spicy Wings                                    4 servings The first plate of wings was served in 1964 at a family-owned establishment in Buffalo called the Anchor Bar. The wings were the brainchild of Teressa Bellissimo, who covered them in her own special sauce and served them with a side of blue cheese and Read more…

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata:4 servings Origins are unclear. First appearing in American (Italian) restaurants in the 1930’s. Originally made with veal, this technique can be used for many different types of meat, cut into a thin escalope. In Italy, Piccata is often served as a second course, after the pasta dish and Read more…

Bread

The Alchemy of Ayurveda

A Chefs journey into darkness and light I’m an American Chef stranded on a Pitta/Kapha island.  Egad, how to survive.  I’m not particularly interested in immersing myself into an exclusively Indian &/or Vegetarian Diet.  I do not drink much, but I want to consume an excellent adult beverage from time to time. So, Read more…