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Round and round we go…

Recently I went to a Portuguese restaurant where they served meat on skewers to your table and cut it onto your plate with big sharp knives. Wait for it… ahhhhhh meatgasm the meat keeps coming and coming until you are … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry Smoothie…

I have been trying a new way of eating by reading The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better. To get more vegetables into your diet he recommends drinking green smoothies, which looked and … Continue reading

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Yeah it is Cheese Day!!!

Before Christmas 2013 I went on a cheese making course at River Cottage (guess they are not doing it anymore as no link at this time). One of the types of cheese we made was Camembert which needed some TLC … Continue reading

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Red Veal – take 3…

Costco has started to stock locally source red veal which I just had to try. I bought the veal escallops because I wanted to master the art of Wiener Schnitzel. In my first attempt I used panko bread crumbs with … Continue reading

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My first investigation into Sous Vide Salmon…

Sous Vide cooking it is very scientific and based on thermodynamics, specifically entropy. You vacuum pack the food and put it into a water bath of certain temperature for a period of time and sooner or later all the water … Continue reading

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My ascent to the Mt. Everest of BBQ…

Smoking beef brisket, low and slow. I adapted my recipe from Weber’s Smoke: A Guide to Smoke Cooking for Everyone and Any Grill. Base Camp 01 (night before) Trim – did not do that probably should have Rub – make … Continue reading

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What the heck is a KCBS…

Kansas City Barbecue Society of course! And my Barbecue Bible, Sauces Rubs and Marinades has a copy of their Kansas City Sweet and Smoky Rub, which is described as: “Sweet rather than salty, flavorful rather than fiery” Here are the … Continue reading

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Not normally aspirated, we are injected…

With beef stock. This was the first time I used my new food syringe. I had purchased the brisket at Costco earlier in the day because today is prep day and tomorrow is smokin! First get rid of the string, … Continue reading

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You think it would be easy to buy peasant food…

All I wanted was a couple of sections of a cow’s tail, is that too much to ask? I am in town so I check the local Waitrose for some oxtail, fresh or frozen I don’t care – nope. In … Continue reading

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Smoking for the Common Man/Woman…

As you probably know I have been into smoking meat lately. There are several techniques that are used in the USA and are now making an appearance here in the UK. They are based around using hard woods as a … Continue reading

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