Recipes

“There’s nothing new under the sun.” This sage wisdom applies to just about everything, and that includes pizza. In 500 BC, Persian soldiers were baking flatbread on their shields in the field, topped with cheese and dates. There’s evidence tracing pizza back to everyone from the ancient Egyptians to the Greeks, depending on your definition. [...]

Nothing you put on the grill says lush, decadent, buttery better than lobster. But, these delightful, 10-legged crustaceans weren’t always the delicacy we consider them today. Native Americans on the Northeast coastline often used lobsters as fertilizer. Colonial Americans regarded them as fit for children, the poor, and indentured servants. In fact, by the 1800s, [...]

Making candy is one of the great American pastimes. The quaint picture of grandma dishing out her freshly-made fudge is one that resonates strongly with all of us. It’s something the whole family can occupy themselves with on a chilly fall afternoon. Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without a crystal bowl filled with homemade [...]

Country-style ribs come from the blade end of the pork loin, close to the shoulder area of the hog. They may or may not include the “feather” bones and some of the shoulder blade, and you can find both boneless and bone-in. They are very meaty, meatier than many other rib cuts, and make an [...]

In the days before refrigeration, brining was used to preserve meat and fish. At that time, a it was necessary to add a lot of salt. Today, with our modern refrigerators, we need only add enough to do the job of retaining the moisture in smoked meat or fish. The way brine works is simple—all [...]

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