Meal: Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Mashed Honey Carrots in a Tarragon Glaze, Roasted Potatoes and Gruyere Cheese Drink: Boxed Cab Sav Have you ever cooked a whole, raw chicken? Cleaned it and trussed it and oiled it down? Stuffed it’s little cavity with vegetables? Brined it and de-spined it? The raw skin feels slimy and [...]
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Meal: Shrimp Scampi (as promised) Drink: Cheap red wine (oh thank God) The garlic is infusing itself into a pan of olive oil. The shrimp is thawing in the sink. The new box of wine is chilling in the fridge. The baby is being carted to Mimi’s for a slumber party. And I have the [...]
Meal: Planning tonight’s as I type Drink: Coffee on an increasingly empty stomach A co-worker just came into my office. He said, and I kid you not, “I am sad to hear that you are quitting. We will really miss you Jennifer.” Since Jennifer is NOT my name, I assume that he is exaggerating the amount that [...]
I am probably the least qualified cook on this big blue planet to write a guide to cooking. I never went to culinary school. I never worked in a kitchen. I often cook drunk. I rarely follow a recipe and never measure my ingredients. I consider myself an adventure cooker, kinda like an adventure racer. My finest meals are defined by many obstacles and little time. I am rarely more proud than when I have created something mostly edible from some aging ingredients collecting dust in the nether-regions of my pantry.