Amongst those epicureans who consider American cuisine as something less than artful I say the back of my hand to you. Give us some grease, a big pan, a fire and a few ingredients and we can blow the taste buds right off your tongue.
To support this position I offer the latest culinary creation from “Chicken” Charlie Boughosian.
Chicken Charlie’s food stand at the San Diego County Fair has been the birthplace of epic yummies. Deep-fried Klondike Bars, [...] [...more]
Those bottles of fine wine should be stored carefully so that they reach the peak of the perfection, but 200 years at the bottom of an ocean?
Two of the bottles of champagne, from a cache of 150, will be sold in June at the Acker Merrall & Condit wine merchants at their New York location.
The wines were found in a ship that sank in the late 1800’s by a diver. According to the wine gurus the stuff was bottled [...] [...more]
Candy is just dandy for Valentine’s Day munchies for your sweetie, but if you are looking to heat things up beyond the “Thanks for the chocolate” hug you need to move past the traditional box of chocolates say the experts.
While scientists have never been able to nail down claims that kindle desire, an Italian study suggests the aphrodisiac potential of chocolate is psychological. Chocolate contains two related alkaloid stimulants — theobromine and caffeine — and is rich in phenylethylamine, a [...] [...more]
An 18-seat cafe in a grocery store in Brooklyn, New York, has earned two Michelin stars for its cuisine.
Chef’s Table at the Brooklyn Fare grocery was honored in the new Michelin Guide New York City 2011.
Michelin Guide director Jean-Luc Naret said the eatery was one of the best 300 restaurants in the world.
The cafe, which is in its first year of operation, was praised for Mediterranean and Japanese styles, mixed with French technique.
The cafe is now one of only 10 [...] [...more]
Beer lovers have a new brew to try thanks to a Dutch brewer. Jan Nijboer is claiming to have created the world’s strongest brew. At 120 proof and called “Start the Future it goes for 45 bucks a bottle at this brewery in Almere, Holland called The Refrigerated Ship.
Mr. Nijboer whose previous high alcohol brew called Oblix, was displaced by a brew from a small Scottish brewery called BrewDog. They made 12 bottles of “The End of [...] [...more]
Hope is out there for all those suffering peanut withdrawal while trapped during the current cattle-call era of air transportation.
Richard Davis, the founder of Blue Sun Corporation, has suffered the desire for a high altitude salty snack. Those airborne desires led him to create Honey Roasted Hemp Nuts. Yes Hemp and no you are not going to be getting a bit of extra altitude from them.
Davis developed the snack, which he is pitching to airlines, when peanut allergy [...] [...more]
Ingredients: – 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup banana liqueur
- 4 bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then halved
- 1/4 cup dark rum
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a flambé pan or skillet.
Place the pan over low heat either on an alcohol burner or on top of the stove, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan.
When [...] [...more]
Building an ebb and flow hydroponic system is easy, as is the operation of the system. Also called a reservoir system its simplicity and low cost setup make it an ideal garden choice for the home hobby gardeners who want to make their first attempt at hydroponics. The materials can be found at big box home improvement stores and the cost is minimal.
Drill 2 1″ holes in the bottom of the large plastic basin that will be your growing tray. [...] [...more]
Here’s another fun Halloween drink for you:
The Walking Dead
2 oz Smirnoff vodka
2 oz Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky
2 oz Jim Beam bourbon whiskey
2 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
2 oz Midori melon liqueur
2 oz premium lager
2 oz Jagermeister herbal liqueur
2 oz absinthe herbal liqueur
2 oz Wild Turkey bourbon whiskey
Mix all ingredients into a large container – eg. Vase, large boot or a huge mug. Once all mixed together, drink as fast as possible. *N.B if the above ingredients aren’t available, pretty much anything [...] [...more]
In a blender:
1 oz tequila
1 oz almond liqueur
4 oz orange liqueur
Handful of ice
Blend to consistency of a frozen margarita. Serve in margarita glass rimmed with fine sugar. Garnish with candy corn and spiraled orange peel.