Ratatouille

Inspiration can strike at any time.  Usually inspiration finds me while I’m wandering through the grocery market looking for something yummy. However, recently it came from an unusual source, a cartoon about a rat with a food obsession.  Yep, you guessed it, Ratatouille. The film stars Remy, a rodent with… Continue reading »

Steak… it’s what’s for dinner

If you are anything like me spring means one thing, fishing… I mean grilling! Okay, so maybe two things. Having banished winter to a time best forgotten, spring heralds a return to the outdoors and with that charred deliciousness. I’m a firm believer that everything tastes better on the grill… Continue reading »

French Onion Soup

There is nothing quite like a nice hot bowl of soup on a cold rainy day.  Cold and rainy is exactly what it has been here in Nashville.  For the past three days, it has rained, and rained, and then it rained some more.  In fact, it’s still raining this… Continue reading »

General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken is served at almost every Chinese restaurant in America. At some it’s tangy, others more spicy, and yet if you eat enough Chinese takeout you’ll even find some sweet variations. However, while the sauce might vary from place to place, the chicken is always fried and oh… Continue reading »

Let Them Eat Cheesecake

Marbled pumpkin cheesecake I’ve found myself in quite the predicament. My freezer is full of pumpkin, about 60lbs to be exact.  You see, last October I bought about a 100 pound pumpkin, cooked it, pureed, and froze the vast majority of it. While I’ve been pretty diligent in using it… Continue reading »

Craft Beer: A taste of Home

I can remember when the whole craft beer craze was kicking off. Heck, I’m not even sure if I could legally drink then.  But, we won’t dwell on that. What we will focus on is how amazing and unique craft beer is.  And by unique, I mean geographically centric.  Most… Continue reading »

The Caprese

ap·pe·tiz·er noun a small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one’s appetite. In today’s society, it really isn’t common to make appetizers at home.  Mostly we reserve such indulgences for when we are dinning out or at some… Continue reading »

eggDEMPTION

Last Monday’s poached egg fail was a humbling experience. However, if one was to find a silver lining in that boondoggle, it was how damn good that microwaved looked after a little scrubbing.   Heck, I was so impressed with the cleanliness of my microwave that I didn’t use it for… Continue reading »

Nightcaps: A lost art

Just as fashion trends come and go, I believe the same can be said for cocktails, wines, and liqueurs. In particular, society as a whole fluctuates on how and when we drink certain types of alcohol.  Typically, one considers drinking spirits before a formal meal in either a cocktail or… Continue reading »