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Favorite Beer Bar Ever?

1702 in Tucson! 50 craft beers on tap, usually 99% ales, always changing selection. I love it! (Pizza's good too)

Jun 15, 2011
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Butternut squash ravioli sauce

Chopped fresh sage browned in butter topped with parm. Yum!

Jun 02, 2011
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What's on your grill?

Skirt steak marinated in lime juice, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic and black pepper - 4 minutes a side over very hot coals, rest and slice thinly against the grain. Great with salsa made form grilled veggies and fresh flour tortillas!

Jun 02, 2011
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USDA lowers recommended temperature for cooked Pork - now 145*

HA! I remember my friend's father going crazy about my tenderloin. I have never tasted pork like this. I think he meant tender and juicy :)

More for us indeed!

Jun 02, 2011
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Your best bruschetta?

Tapenade is delightful and addicting!

May 26, 2011
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Need advice on grilling books

+1 on Raichlen and Schlesinger!

May 25, 2011
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USDA lowers recommended temperature for cooked Pork - now 145*

Because of the public's general lack of knowledge on this point I definitely had the upper hand with my pork dishes among friends. I guess I've lost my competitive advantage now that their pork will undoubtedly be moist and delicious ;)

May 25, 2011
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Your best bruschetta?

I like cannellini beans mixed with olive oil, garlic, herbs and salt atop toasted bread rubbed with a garlic clove. Caponata is another great toast topper!

May 25, 2011
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Should I attempt to make kimichi?!!

I tried that basic recipe that Chowhound posted on FB about a month ago and was astonished with how well it worked out. My 5 year old and I made it. It was completely convincing and fun and way cheaper than buying it made.

I used it on burgers, sandwiches and as a side. Yum!

May 06, 2011
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What to do w/ Fresh Strawberries?

Yes! I make mine with onion, cilantro, lime juice, serrano peppers and salt -

May 06, 2011
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How do you use Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce?

I use it to add heat to about anything I am sauteing or braising but it excels in the cooking sauce of a stir fry.

I tend to use it straight as a dip too!

May 06, 2011
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I need a new salad dressing option!

Lorne Green's Dressing is what I use - half white wine vinegar and half olive oil, salt, italian seasoning, dried tarragon, ground mustard, a garlic-pressed garlic clove in a jar and shake! I love it and it's a little lighter than that traditional oil/vinegar ratio.

May 06, 2011
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Cooking from the market! What are your favourite Seasonal, Farm Market, Produce Cookbooks?

Produce, a Field Guide is a great little book to inspire and inform. The flavor pairings they give for each item are a little obvious though. I also have the Meat one. Again great little books.

Apr 13, 2011
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Going from gas to charcoal BBQ !

Tucson has year 'round grilling season :) but +1 on grilling everything once you've got it going. I'll grill stuff that I might use for lunches and such throughout the week.

Apr 10, 2011
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What do you like to cook for yourself when your spouse or family isn't around?

I love 'em simple sauteed in oil with onions until nice and brown on the outside but barely done inside.

My mom used to make them in a sour cream sauce and serve on rice. I need to try that one of these days!

Mar 31, 2011
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Shun knife sharpening - anyone send them to Shun?

I sent mine last year and got it back in about a month with a little passive aggressive note about knife care. Good as new though!

Mar 29, 2011
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What to Do With Extra Parsley?

+1 on the chimichurri!

Mar 29, 2011
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When you grocery shop, do you buy...

I use your old method. What is at a good price and make it work throughout the week. To me that's more fun.

I definitely try to mix up the proteins and veggies and dried pulses.

Mar 29, 2011
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Worst kitchen screwup.

This sounds worth a try!

Mar 28, 2011
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What do you like to cook for yourself when your spouse or family isn't around?

I'll be cooking some tonight!

Mar 28, 2011
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Your favorite pizza sauce recipe?

I like to bring several minced cloves of garlic to heat in a few tablespoons of oo. When they start to sizzle I add 1/4 cup or so of red wine, a teaspoon or two of an Italian herb blend and half a jar of simplest store bought spaghetti sauce. I let it simmer until it thickens up a bit and cool before making my pizza.

It really tastes pretty authentic if what you're going for is a mom and pop pizza place flavor (which I am)

Mar 28, 2011
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Let's talk lunch salads at work

Oooh, that sounds like inspiration of baked tomatoes with tuna in the stuffing.

Mar 28, 2011
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What do you like to cook for yourself when your spouse or family isn't around?

Chicken Livers!

Mar 25, 2011
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Your Favorite Mexican Cookbook and Why

+1 on Mexican Everyday. Super crock pot recipes and his basic bean recipe has become my go to. You must try the Pollo Pulquero!

Mar 24, 2011
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LEFTOVER Boiled Cabbage

Pan fried, browned cabbage is delish!

Mar 23, 2011
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Inspirational Cookbook

Oh and those little field guide books, Field Guide to Meat and Field Guide to Produce. Not exactly readable but flip it open and inspiration is sitting there.

Mar 23, 2011
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Inspirational Cookbook

Seriously, anything by John Thorne. Serious Pig, Outlaw Cook, Pot on the Fire.

Mar 23, 2011
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Which Cut of Brisket?

Agreed, always juicy and tender with a long wet method.

Mar 23, 2011
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Labor Intensive Weekend Cooking Ideas?

Mole!

Mar 23, 2011
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Worst kitchen screwup.

:) It is a lesson well learned!

Mar 23, 2011
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