Category Archives: Something Else

What’s the first recipe in your cookbook?

I’ve been reading a lot of cookbooks recently. Some for research, some through authors I’ve met, some through random chance. And without naming names, I find that many miss out on the opportunity to sell the casual reader by making … Continue reading

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Gourmet vs. Gourmand Litmus Test

Are you a gourmet who eats slowly and deliberately to enjoy the nuances of the food? Or a gourmand who gets so much pleasure from the process you like to shovel food into your mouth with both hands? Here’s a … Continue reading

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A note to our readers

Over the weekend (I’m writing this Monday 7/28/14) we had to switch nameservers due to a capacity problem which would have been very expensive to fix. If you have had trouble accessing the site recently, with pages taking forever to … Continue reading

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More tidbits from the Summer 2014 Fancy Food Show

I had a nice taste test ready but need some ingredient confirmation from the producer… so we’ll mark time with a few “casuals” that didn’t make it into my previous post. This guy wants to sell artisanal home ramen kits. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sweet Corn Souffle

From Market Bistro Chef John Winnek. It’s more like a fluffy corn pudding or spoon bread than a true souffle, but its non-fussy nature makes this a perfect side dish for a cookout. Serves 8. Ingredients: 1 c polenta/corn grits … Continue reading

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My first spherification experiment

Longtime readers will assume Burnt My Fingers has jumped the shark when I tell you we spent last weekend forming carrot juice and pea soup into little globules. I have been doing some work with the folks at Modernist Pantry, … Continue reading

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Food photography tips from Evi Abeler

At today’s excellent TECHmunch blogger conference, food photographer Evi Abeler shared some ideas to make our photos more appealing from an appetizing and artistic perspective. Evi has a strong academic background, credentials with many familiar food websites and magazines, and … Continue reading

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This post is sponsored by… the FTC!

I’ve recently seen a number of disclaimers at the bottom of bloggers’ posts about specific products that go something like this: The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product … Continue reading

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Fish Sticks with Pineapple! [cue gag reflex]

Here’s another great  link to check out, though maybe not after dinner. Vintage Recipe Cards reproduces the extremely unappetizing food photography of the 40s and 50s, then provides a text version of the recipe in case you want to try … Continue reading

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Keeping it real at Jones Dairy Farm

I had not had a high degree of awareness of Jones Dairy Farm prior to their inviting me to their 125th anniversary celebration at the Culinary Institute of America. But the time with the Jones folks turned me from an … Continue reading

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