This dish and I go way way way back in both the preparation and the enjoyment of eating it. You can’t escape it when your grandparents are from Spain. Venezuela (where I’m from) opened the doors to immigrants during WWII and today there is a huge Spanish influence in most aspects of our modern society, […]
How to Salt Meat Before Searing.
The correct title for this post should have been “Salting Meats for Traditional Cooking Methods Especially if a Golden Crust is Part of the Plan” but who’s gonna google that and land here? I literally just spent 30 minutes trying to title this article and that’s because something as simple as adding salt to food […]
Kimchi: The Gist
It’s been a while since my last fermentation post on this blog but make no mistake, this house is full of LAB (lactic acid fermentation bacteria, the good guys) and stuff here ferments 24/7 … multiple projects going all at the same time… It’s a bit intense sometimes. I’m getting into fruit Lacto-fermentation now and […]
A few weeks ago the guys at The Wagyu Shop got in touch offered to send me a sample of their wagyu to try (yes, blogging can be pretty awesome sometimes). Ok, this is as cool as it gets for any food blogger who loves beef, especially one that has only had wagyu in his dreams, plus […]
It’s been a while since I wrote about traditional comfort food and it has definitely been a while since I’ve made this dish. It’s hard to make this dish without thinking about Julia Child if you live in the US. I went through my Julia Child phase many years ago (not that she invented the […]
Is it worth trying sous-vide at home?
To answer this question real quick here: Yes it is. Now the point of today’s post is to disagree with someone’s opinion about cooking sous vide. I came across this article on The Guardian about sous vide cooking titled: Is it worth trying sous-vide at home? and I couldn’t wait to write down my thoughts on […]
Unbelievable Medium Rare Chuck Roast Sous Vide 48h@55C
I want to quickly go over tough cuts and how you can achieve something pretty unique using the sous vide method. I’m a medium-rare meat eater and although I love tough cuts cooked traditionally which in most cases requires temperatures nearing the boiling point, like in the case of braises and stews, there’s something magical […]
Whole Sous Vide Roasted Chicken 70C 3h
This is not the most common way of roasting a chicken but is definitely one of my favorites although I save it mostly for special occasions. Just because it does take extra time and extra effort that a traditionally roasted chicken wouldn’t require. What’s the point of going through all this extra effort just to […]
No Knead Bread Redux!
You might remember 2 years ago when I posted my first no-knead bread article. I was happy-ish with the result but the bread wasn’t as airy as I would have hoped even though I had done everything right… or had I? Wanna get more sous-vide cooking guides and cool cooking how-to’s in your mailbox? You know what […]
Dry Cured Pork Shoulder
This is a really popular cut for dry-curing and a personal favorite. I know there’s some mysticism (sometimes a negative aura) surrounding dry-curing meat at home, as in that it might be dangerous, unsafe. I felt that way once and getting over the fear of screwing up or eating something that would make me sick […]