There are few things Americans like more than a roast turkey with all the trimmings. Whether its the main course on Thanksgiving, or the centerpiece for a family get-together.  You just can’t beat a turkey!  Right?  Here’s my all-time-favorite roasting rack for turkey on Amazon. It doesn’t matter if this the 1st or 100th turkey of [...]

A good grill or barbecue should be more than just good times and meat. A balance of flavors is important at any meal. Some of your friends may even be vegetarians (not that there’s anything wrong with that). So, while you are slow cooking a prime piece of brisket (see my recipe for a great [...]

Drinking coffee at work is a little like drinking alcohol at a bar—everyone does it and everyone knows exactly why they do. In a hurry? My favorite is the Thermos King, a 40 ouncer! Check it out at Amazon here. They have smaller sizes, too. Some will say it’s for the robust, complex flavor, and [...]

There has always been a certain romance associated with salmon. Whether as part of a Christmas breakfast and served with scrambled eggs, or as the main course at a lavish banquet, there’s something special about salmon. There is an old Irish story that recounts a legend of a salmon who possessed all the knowledge of [...]

Mmm pesto—the Italian green sauce from Genoa that transforms simple pasta, adds an edge to pizza, and is the finishing touch on a panini. In my humble opinion, pesto is a great invention. It’s simple, yet very effective and absolutely delicious. After all, Italians know how to cook, reflecting La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) [...]

Your kitchen knives are the most important tool in your kitchen. As such, it’s crucial to keep them in good condition. Like the saying goes, “a dull knife is a dangerous knife.” Steeling is an interesting method of knife sharpening. Unlike a conventional sharpening rod, which chisels the blunt from your knife to sharpen it, [...]

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