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Sussing out Saratoga Restaurant Week 2016

We’re at the midpoint of Saratoga Restaurant Week 2016, and I’ve made an earnest effort to review the meals that are on offer at $5 or $10 for lunch, $10, $20 or $30 for dinner. Some restauranteurs complain about restaurant … Continue reading

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Recipe: Skillet Steak

This is a very simple recipe that may produce the best steak you have ever had. Ingredients: Cast iron skillet Steak that is not larger than the skillet Kosher salt Other seasonings of your choice Method: Heat your seasoned cast … Continue reading

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The difference between home cooks and professional chefs

The other day I got pressed into service on a canning operation. My job was to peel 25 pounds of tomatoes and pass them on to be made into sauce. This required the set-up you see here: a pot of … Continue reading

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Recipe: Steak American Pharoah

Here’s my contribution toward the excess caused by the arrival of the Triple Crown winner to run in this weekend’s Travers Stakes. It was inspired by some ripe stone fruit and a tub of duck fat that was in danger … Continue reading

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The problem with porterhouse (updated)

I have been paid to cook steaks and paid to eat steaks and write about them, but until recently I had never cooked nor eaten a porterhouse. Finally, after producing some aspirational copy for this “king of cuts” I decided … Continue reading

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The cure for watery steak

I have been reading Steak by Mark Schatzker, in which the author searches the world for the world’s tastiest piece of beef. It is a quest I will admire, but not join, because I believe you should not have to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Thai Beef Salad

They don’t actually eat thai beef salad in Thailand, as I understand, since it’s primarily a vegetarian country. So treat this as a starter recipe and doctor as you like. The key is the balance of salty/sour/funky/spicy/bitter from the fish sauce, … Continue reading

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