The Food and Wine Hedonist

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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

Homemade Duck Prosciutto

My nephew recently graduated from college and I got him a new chef’s knife.   He’s always enjoyed cooking and was excited to have a high quality knife. For those … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 24 Comments

Don’t Fear The Meat

A couple years ago, I was at a restaurant in Richmond, VA with a couple co-workers.  One of the items on the menu was roasted snapper, which the waiter pointed … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 14 Comments

Chicago Eats – Franks ‘n’ Dawgs

During our recent jaunt to Chicago for Christmas, Boom Boom got sick which put the kibosh on a bunch of activities.  On the plus side, one of those activities included … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Ethics of Curried Carrot Almond Soup

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to do meatless Mondays and I’ve been pretty successful at it.  I didn’t follow it for a lot of the holidays – Memorial … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 14 Comments

We Ate Our Youth

I was in Chicago a couple of weeks ago for a guys’ weekend which included about a dozen or so Italian Beef sandwiches, a ton of booze, and almost zero … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 4 Comments