Don’t Eat Worms, Eat Sourdough Pretzel Rolls

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As humans, we put a lot of things into our mouths. Stop and think for a moment: what has passed by your pearly whites on its way to your esophageal heaven today? I’ve had tea, several tiny French lavender mints, chicken, lettuce, aioli, San Pellegrino, focaccia, and some jelly-like candies that practically begged me to let them make out with my tonsils. It’s only 2:00 pm. Multiply that by the additional hours in the day by the days in a […]

Sourdough-Pumpkin Beignets with Mexican Coke-Braised Pork Belly and Black Garlic Butter

posted in: Cooking, Savory, Sweet | 33

The best things in life are …………………………………………………………………………fried. It’s true. Maximum guilt is intrinsically linked to maximum pleasure. Sex is good, but sex in an elevator is better. You may feel guilty that old Mrs. Crotchet and her poodle caught you doing it doggie style when the lift doors opened too soon, but that makes it all the more memorable. And devilish. Which is equally true of these Halloween-themed beignets. They are Halloween-themed because they’re made of pumpkin and I served […]

Spoodles aka Spooky Noodles: Pumpkin Pasta in Squid Ink Sauce with Sriracha Chorizo

posted in: Cooking, Savory | 55

*Aside- Doods! I’m nominated in two categories (Best Writing Voice and Most Humorous Blog) for the Foodbuzz blog awards. If you can find it in your heart to vote for me, go HERE. Voting ends October 17th.

I spend the month of October in a dithered state. Perhaps the most important day of the year falls on the 31st.  In anticipation, I pace and fret like a teenage boy in need of a sock and some hand cream. There is […]

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