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Culinary Siphons are Not Only for Whipped Cream

  I used to love when my mom would buy Reddi-Whip when I was a kid; it was such a fun treat to eat right out of the can. It wasn’t until I grew up and went to culinary school that I started to whip ...

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Oklahoma Style Fried Chicken

  I started cooking in restaurants when I was fourteen. My mom was able to land me a job at MP’s Chicken where the only items on the menu were fried chicken, coleslaw, French fries and honey buns. ...

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A Taste of Cape Cod: Fried Oyster Maki Rolls

  Last week, my family and I spent the week on Cape Cod and as you can probably imagine, we indulged in seafood dish after seafood dish. When in Rome, right?! We were there with my brothers and their ...

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The Lowdown on Lobster

  I am going to let you all in on a little secret which may probably shock you: I don’t love lobster like most folks. This may be an unpopular opinion, but that is where I stand! Lobster has always ...

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Why You Should Stop Frying Fried Rice

  I just moved to upstate New York a few weeks ago and have been spending more time scarfing bagels and sorting through boxes than whipping up meals in my new kitchen. The fact that I went from a ...

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Getting your Southern Food Fix in Chicago

  Growing up in Illinois, I couldn’t wait to move somewhere where harsh winters would be a distant memory. After college, I decided Florida would be that place. When you think of Florida, you may ...

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Going Green with Fried Green Tomatoes

I’ve been enjoying the fruits of my garden all summer long--cucumbers, zucchini, hot peppers and so many cherry tomatoes but the one thing that I wait for all summer--my great, big, juicy heirloom ...

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French Crullers and the Art of Easy Deliciousness

  My favorite dough, the pâte à choux, is back in another starring role. There’s nothing you can’t do with this versatile dough - from sweet Eclairs and Profiteroles, to Parisian Gnocchi and a ...

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