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I’m genetically designed to hate lunch meat.  There’s been so much discussion in my life about the qualities required for edible lunchmeat, my sister Amelia just doesn’t eat sandwiches at all any more.  Some lunch meat is wet, some is to dry, anything coming prepackaged is frightening.  And when Rocke’s Butcher Shop moved across the […]

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The $100+panini maker is one specialty appliance I refuse to own.  I’m not suggesting you shouldn’t own one if you so choose, but I am applianced out and a good grill pan will work just fine.  Between the stand mixer, the blender, the food processor, the waffle iron, the coffee grinder, the coffee pot, and […]

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If you eat beef, it would be borderline insanity not to love beef tenderloin sandwiches.  Tenderloin, though expensive, is such a great cut of meat, it’s almost impossible to mess up.  Lots of people marinate them and otherwise season, I go for utter simplicity in my tenderloin and let the meat show its unparalleled flavor. […]

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Planning to feed a large number of people can be daunting, but to me it’s the epitome of the culinary Olympics.  Athletes not only are driven to strive towards the ultimate challenge, but they also get an amazing rush from the event and the preparation leading just up to the event.  It’s the butterflies in the […]

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Last week I had a sweeping intervention of good luck and was both relieved and joyous about my good karma.  This week the universe is taking it all back with a vengance.  Almost every task I’ve gone to do this week has proven more difficult than reasonable and often doomed to failure.  I won’t bother […]

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Around Christmas and Easter, and a few other times, you can find ready to cook hams in the grocery. They come in a shank portion and a butt portion. I go with the shank portion because it has less gristle and is easier to carve. A ready to cook ham has been wet cured and […]

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I’ve always wanted to make a fresh corned beef, but I’ve never seen one and didn’t really know the process involved in the “corning”. Lo in behold, at the almighty Costco, I found a fresh one a few weeks before St. Patrick’s Day. I have no idea if I’ll see one of these again, and […]

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