Month: January 2011


Mark Your Calendars! The Bake Sale Begins Monday 1/31

Just a reminder – Stephanie from Steph’s Bite by Bite has organized an Online Bake Sale to benefit the efforts of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.The Bake Sale will begin on Monday 1/31/2011 at 7:00 am Click here to see all the tremendous offerings that some really wonderful people in our community have donated to the […]

Chicken Poultry Preserved Lemon Sauces Techniques

Spatchcocking Your Bird

– or –  How to Make a Limp Chicken You!   In the back of the class… I hear you giggling… You’re the same one that snickered when we made Spotted Dick… and Sticky Buns… Sheesh… Not every thing that sounds dirty… is. Spatchcocking is a dressing procedure that enables you to remove most of […]

TFX Non Stick

Houston – We Have Winners – TFX Non Stick Giveaway

The stomping’s all done, The dust has settled, And we have winners for our 1st giveaway! Congratulations go out to: Dan Peiser – Winner of the Plate Fodder Sponsored Prize for registering on Facebook (Right Foot) ~ and to  DEE – Winner of the TFX Non Stick! Sponsored Prize for registering on Google  (Left Foot) […]


Scali Rolls – 1, Plate Fodder – 0

If you’re from the Boston area, you know what Scali Bread is. Crisp dark brown crusted bread, braided and usually sporting a copious coating of sesame seeds. The local market I frequent carries a scali roll. Crunchy, crisp crust… elastic, fragrant, tender interior. They’re honestly the best roll for a sandwich…. Forget the sandwich, they’re […]

oranges Techniques Test Kitchen

I love you like a Ball and Chain

This story actually begins 12 years ago when I made my first Il Timpano. Two and a half agonizing days to produce the large, tub shaped pasta, cheese, meat and sauce filled drum. Layers of savory sauces, precision sliced meats and hand-made pastas, lovingly prepared, painstakingly cooked and sleep deprived assembly to produce that culinary […]

Appetizers Cheese Easy

Mad Dogs, Englishmen and a Lump of Cream Cheese

Back in my younger, unsupervised days, I lived a little too close to the fire. The weekend would hit, we’d scrape off the trappings of reasonable professional people, and we’d drink. With friends in the bar business and friends in the food business… we used to drink…a lot. We’d begin the night with a late-ish […]

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