A Sandwich a Day: Grilled Mortadella and Cheese at Bar Do Mané in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Pie of the Week: Key Lime Pie

The problem with key lime pie is that squeezing 20 or so of those little buggers can result in major hand cramps. Cut them in half and use a garlic press to squeeze out the juice. Works like a charm.

Do You Spike Your Eggnog? With What?

What Are Your Favorite Road Trip-Worthy Burgers?

A Sandwich a Day: The Original Al's #1 Italian Beef Combo in Chicago

If a trip to Chicago to buy a sadwich is outside your budget, you can do a fine job making your own:

Labor Day Giveaway: Tenderloin Filets and Cedar Grilling Planks

Hard to pick a favorite, but I think the rib eye steak edges out everything else.

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Cheeses

I was hoping to see someone mention Humboldt Fog, thanks merstar.


I've long described Knoxville as a culinary wasteland. I echo the positive comments on the farmers' markets (scroll down to Knox County). There are several and there are also a few commercial markets offering good, local produce in the summer (come winter you're SOL). Be sure to try Benton's country sausage, you can only buy it at the shop and it's awesome. West Wind Farms is also a source of excellent meat products.

Restaurant-wise I'll add that Litton's in North Knoxville is a genuinely great diner. In Maryville, Foothills Milling Company is quite good. Chesapeake's is decent and of course Blackberry Farm is in the area. Drop me a note at

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Two-Pound Cowboy Chop

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Two-Pound Cowboy Chop

Porter house.

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Two-Pound Cowboy Chop

Porter house.

Words That Should Be Words: Disrespectchup

Ketchup has "mellowing agents."

Moroncular gastronomy - making silly, over-complicated dishes just because you can.

Is Google's New Recipe Search Tool Good For Cooks?

Over the past 8 years I've posted around 600 recipes. Going back through that much content and reformatting it to meet Google's desires is completely impractical.

The Food Lab: Homemade Tater Tots, Sweet Potater Tots, Twice Baked Potater Tots, And More!

Eggs in a Hole + Grilled Cheese = Grilled Cheese Eggsplosion!

My father called them egg-in-a-basket and a couple of years ago I took his name literally:

Looking for a Tex-Mex style appetizer that is not a dip....

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

How to Make Your Pecan Pie More Exciting

The hickory and black walnut are also native American nuts as is the American chestnut.

How to Make Granita

You can find a couple of other ideas for granita here:

Poll: Do You Make Ham or Lamb on Easter?

This year I did Easter early - Greek Lamb. I also made tsoureki, kotosoupa avgolemono, and asparagus.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia

chopped and added to gougeres

Thankgiving side dish ideas - HELP!!

What's Your Favorite Sandwich?

There are so many good sandwiches, how could you choose just one?
Earl of Sandwich

The Burger Lab: Bacon Attack!

What to do with beef fat?

Make plum pudding or genuine minced meat.

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