Archive for May, 2009

Salted Chocolate-Dipped Caramels Recipe- NYTimes.com

There is nothing better than salted caramels.  My first sample came from Fran’s Chocolates, where I tried her grey and smoked salt caramels .  Then I was in Asheville earlier this year and went to the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, where their dark chocolate salted caramels are luscious, a taste revelation. A recipe comes via the New York Times for Salted Chocolate-Dipped Caramels .

75 Cocktails to Make at Home – Imbibe Magazine

75 Cocktails to Make at Home – Imbibe Magazine.

Grilled Sardines – healthy and sustainable seafood

Throw some fresh sardines on the grill with a sprig of rosemary and some olive oil. It will change your mind about sardines. via Recipes for Health – The Seafood Conundrum – NYTimes.com.

Make Your Own Signature BBQ Sauce: A Taxonomy of America’s Regional BBQ Sauces

Of course eastern Carolina barbecue is the best, and all the major barbecue players are represented here (Kansas City, Memphis, Carolina, Texas), but there are some surprises I want to try out, like Louisiana and Alabama whitesauce (Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn: Make Your Own Signature BBQ Sauce: A Taxonomy of America’s Regional BBQ Sauces.

Food-like Products: Are The Most Common Fast Food Ingredients Actually Food?

Food-like Products: Are The Most Common Fast Food Ingredients Actually Food?.

Snaring the Elusive Thermomix – WSJ.com

The greatest kitchen appliance in the world, and all for only $1400 USDSnaring the Elusive Thermomix – WSJ.com.

How to make a tender and flaky pie crust

Wonderfully explains why putting vodka in your pie crust may be a good thing.  The components of Pie Crust – FineCooking.

Dirty Dozen Top Foods to Buy Organic

Includes meat, milk coffee. . . coffee?  More at Dirty Dozen Top Foods to Buy Organic – Pesticides on Foods – Organic Food – thedailygreen.com.

15 Foods you don’t want to buy Organic

Includes onions, sweet corn, pineapple.  More at Save Money On Organic Fruits And Vegetables – Low Pesticide Foods – thedailygreen.com.

Michelada – A Curious Treat From Down Mexico Way

It may be a good time to try out a quirky quaff popular in Mexico that has struggled to find an audience in the United States: The Michelada, a combination of beer, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.

via A Curious Treat From Down Mexico Way.

Food Companies Try, but Can’t Guarantee Safety – NYTimes.com

Increasingly, the corporations that supply Americans with processed foods are unable to guarantee the safety of their ingredients.

via Food Companies Try, but Can’t Guarantee Safety – NYTimes.com.

New York Times reviews pilseners

Victory Prima Pils comes out on top in this NYTimes.com review of pilseners.

globeandmail.com: One sip of Campari and I’m kickin’ it Old World

globeandmail.com: One sip of Campari and I’m kickin’ it Old World.

Raleigh’s The Pit named one of 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants

From Travel + Leisure magazine, Raleigh’sThe Pit restaurant was named on of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants. Go get some chopped whole hog at this barbecue restaurant in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.