• Location: Miami
  • Favorite foods: raw cheese, local produce, anything sour/pickled, all things lamb, cocktails,

How to Make Microwave Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag

I use coconut oil.

How to Make Dulce de Leche From a Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

You can do it in a crockpot. Either on high for a couple of hours or overnight on low.

The Foolproof Way to Cook Crown Roast of Lamb

From a decent butcher, what does something like this cost?

Winter Citrus Salad With Black Pepper, Feta, and Mint

Gorgeous blood oranges!

How to Tie a Butcher's Knot

Wait, so you are using 5 or 6 pieces of twine here? Can't you go from one tie to the next without cutting the string? It's not a question of conserving twine, this is about removal later.

3 Delicious Variations on Mexican Horchata to Make at Home

Any luck making horchata with brown rice?

Stuffing Waffles, Stuff-Puppies, and Stuffin's: Three Ways to Bake Your Stuffing Better

I had conch fritters once that were chopped conch mixed in with Stove Top stuffing, then frittered. They were really good!

5 Milkshakes to Drink with Cheeseburgers

I'd rather have a soda or lemonade with a burger and have the milkshake for dessert.

Doritos Migas With Pepper Jack Will Rock Your Morning, Hangover or Not

Genius! I will be making these with Fritos, my preferred chip.

Breakfast of Champions: Why New Jersey is Crazy for Pork Roll

I am a transplanted New Jerseyite in South Florida. Grew up calling it Taylor Ham. Can't find it here in the Miami area, dammit.

Kitchen Tricks: Squeeze Bottles with Built-in Recipes

When I am down to the last bit of mustard in my squeeze bottle, I make dressing in it. Gets every bit of mustard out, and hey, free bottle.

10 Fall Vegetables You Should Put on the Grill

Don't forget fall fruits! You can grill pear and apple halves, slices or wedges. I make a butter/brown sugar/cinnamon/dark rum glaze to brush on.

How to Make The Best Chicken Stock

Any time I make a stock with bones, I add a little vinegar to the cooking water. This gets the calcium out of the bones and helps the stock gelatinize. The flavor of the vinegar cooks off.

Manner Matters: Can I Bring My Own Tonic Water?

I go to a bar that has an adjoining breakfast and lunch restaurant. At night they close the door between them. The cafe has a sliding door cooler with canned and bottled beverages in it, which is accessible to the public but is for the staff to use. In other words, this cooler is not in the kitchen or behind a bar, but patrons generally do not open it. This cooler has the Holy Grail of bar mixers- V-8 in 12 oz cans, which 99% of the time is served for breakfast in the cafe. I go in to the bar and ask for vodka and V-8, but the bartender does not stock V-8 behind the bar, so I would volunteer to get it (less than 15 feet from the service well, but the bartender was stuck behind the bar). Now, on my way in, I just stop at the cooler, reach in (middle shelf, left side) get my can and proceed to the bar for my vodka-rocks-tall glass.

The Secret Lives of Honeybees: How Honey Gets Made

I live in South Florida and have a year round view of bees. I don't use any chemicals on my lawn or yard. I have had hives removed from inside my house 3 times in the last 6 years. I would love to harvest honey from the hives in my trees but am overwhelmed by the equipment and expense involved.

A Closer Look at Your Italian Bakery's Cookie Case

years ago, my ex gave me a huge bag of pignoli. I made cookies using the Toll house recipe and subbing pine nuts for the chocolate chips. He never stopped talking about those cookies.

The Best Drinks We Drank in June

I make my own milk.

Meet the Italian Ice Cream Sandwich: Brioche Con Gelato

In Italy, I saw a sign for "Pan Con Panna" and it turned out to be cream inside a roll. Kind of a whipped cream sandwich. It was good but a bit strange. The roll was a little like a croissant, but not quite.

Chinese Greens 101: Shanghai Baby Bok Choy With Black Bean Sauce

I like Shanghai Bok Choy much better than the "regular" kind. I also like On Choy- a seasonal green.

Taste Test: The Best Spicy Brown Mustards

Publix brand deli mustard with horseradish. Very similar to Koop's horseradish mustard, but cheaper.

Supermarket Sweets: We Try the New Cherry and Red Velvet M&M's

The raspberry M&M's are actually very good.

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers for People Who Don't Like Beer

How about a fruity Lambic?

The Best Wines for Daytime Drinking

You can't go wrong with an ice cold Pinot Grigio.

Ask a Bartender: How Do You Prevent a Hangover?

Water or coconut water along with a multi-vitamin and an ibuprofen or naproxen before bed. Tea, saltines, ginger ale and egg drop soup in the morning.

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers for Tacos

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