Ricotta Gnocchi with Browned Butter and Sage Sauce

After flipping through some Cook’s Illustrated magazines recently for some new recipes to try, and I came upon a recipe for gnocchi.  I have maybe only had it once in a restaurant, but after looking at the recipe I thought I would give it a try.  In case you have never had gnocchi (pronounced “nyokee”) [...]

Allen and Son Barbecue

Allen & Son Barbecue review. Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, they use the traditional vinegar based barbecue sauce. Hushpuppies, Brunswick Stew, and -of course- the barbecue are all highly recommended.

Argentine Asado

I quickly learned that beef is king here. Parrilla restaurants are everywhere. I even came across a guy in the street grilling out on the sidewalk. Not even in a restaurant or anything–he was just making lunch. (See after the jump for the photo of this guy’s lunch—Bonus points to anyone who can name all [...]


As I mentioned in my last post, I was in Argentina recently. I spent my time between the wine region, Mendoza, and the capital, Buenos Aires. Long days of travel and sightseeing (and staying out late) meant that I went to a lot of cafe’s in both areas.
Mendoza recap: Mendoza is knows for its malbecs, [...]

Roast Turkey with Stuffing

It seems like a lot of people I know seem to dread making a turkey. People often want a dressing or stuffing, but that makes it easier to dry out the turkey. I was excited this year because my parents let me take over cooking the turkey for Thanksgiving. I wanted to try and come up with a [...]


2 loaves white bread
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
2 sticks butter
3 eggs
salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning

Melt the butter and add the celery and onions to a large skillet. Add salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning to taste. Cook over low heat for an hour.
Cut the crust off of the bread. Run one loaf under water, and [...]

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Apple Cider Sauce

I know it’s now Winter and apples are more of a Fall fruit. Apples are still readily available, and I enjoy this recipe year round. Although there’s something comforting about this recipe when it’s cold outside. The savory, tender pork tenderloin mixed with the crisp, salty bacon itself makes a nice contrast. The slightly sweet apple cider pan sauce [...]

Scallops au beurre a l’orange (and a ‘hello’ from Argentina!)

Hello from Argentina!
As I have been traveling a lot recently, I have not been able to update the blog with recipes I have been making. Kyle has stepped up so far and served us a few posts in my absence. I did sneak one post in about one of the restaurants I went to in [...]

Choosing Shellfish (Shrimp, Scallops, etc.)

(This post is part of a guest article by Erica. See the Scallops in Orange Butter (Escalopes au beurre a l’orange) post for details about her and a recipe that applies these techniques. -William)
I must say Alton Brown’s Good Eats episode Crustacean Nation does a fine job explaining what all those funny numbers are when [...]