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Cooking 101: How to Chop Vegetables (Lowcountry Red Rice)

I like knives. Some people collect shoes–I have friends with more than 300 pairs of shoes. I have 20. I have at least 10 knives–chef, santoku, boning, etc. A good knife is useless if you don’t know how to use it correctly. When I visit other folks who are doing cooking, especially ones who have […]

Butter Beans and Rice

Ah, the butter bean.  Strange blue creature from my neck of the woods.  Wait, blue?  Yes.  What we in the south call “butter beans” (phaseolus lunatus) are actually a variant of the lima bean (phaseolus limensis).  Francine did a lovely cassoulet with lima beans last winter and it reminded me of the chest freezer full […]

Cooking 101: Bechamel (aka Mac ‘N Cheese)

Welcome to the first of a new series of posts relating to the basic techniques and basic recipes that will help you create more complex dishes. Francine has a wealth of experience with the techniques involved in bread baking, sauce making, and the intricacies of all things dough. My experiences are a bit more shallow, […]

Pot Roast

There’s comfort food, and then there’s comfort food. Any type of roast is automatically a contender in my book.  I’ll make a roast at least twice a month.  I get groans from family and friends–“again?” they ask.  Chuck is usually a cheap cut of meat and I can stretch this meal for a week in […]

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