The Food and Wine Hedonist

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#TBT – Are You a Hot Sauce Fiend?

The weather this summer was much, much better than when I wrote this post a couple years ago.   As a result I was able to get some perfect cayenne … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Crazy Easy Tomato Sauce

What’s with all those cooking videos that pop-up all the time on Facebook?   You know the ones – less than a minute long,  sped-up videos of two hands making … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 8 Comments

Asian Market Misadventures

Although Ann Arbor is a small-ish Midwestern town, there’s a lot of Asians here due to the university. So while I can’t get a wide selection seafood or a decent … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · 10 Comments

Slower Cooked Eggs

A few weeks ago I featured a new (to me) method for cooking fried eggs from John Besh, a New Orleans-based celebrity chef.   It was simple – smear some butter … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 13 Comments

THE Cooking Playlist

I have two major passions in my life. Oops, forgot about the kids – make that THREE major passions in my life.   But this isn’t a mommy blog, so you’re … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

#TBT Recipe: The Ethics of Curried Carrot Almond Soup

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I also spun a fruit or … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

Two Hit Wonders – Vertical Horizon

Every so often there’s an artist or group who deserve some kudos for having the necessary qualities (= luck) to double the success of one-hit wonders like Gary Numan and … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

#TBT Recipe: Japanese Eggplant

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I also spun a fruit or … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Roasted Shishito Peppers

It looks like Shishito peppers are the new Brussels sprouts or kale.   You know, that new food trend that everyone’s talking about and is appearing on menus everywhere.   … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 12 Comments

How to Cook a Frozen Steak

Now that it’s smack dab in the middle of grilling season, I think I’ve had a good dozen steaks in the past couple months. Nothing beats the flavor, aroma, texture … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 9 Comments