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Liquid Turkey

… or, Emmy’s Best Thanksgiving Ever! We did the traditional turkey-and-trimmings dinner Saturday with both sets of parents. Again, we brined the turkey overnight, following the Good Eats recipe, and other than a small glitch with the thermometer placement, everything went very well. The turkey was nicely roasted, moist, and juicy. And that’s where the…

While we’re being all charitable, here’s a link to FreeRice’s charity vocabulary quiz. It’s pretty simple: They give you odd words, you guess the meanings, and for each word you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice to an international aid agency. Do you have a large vocabulary? Are you looking for an Internet-based…

The Healing Power of Beer

As noted here in the past, I had horrible stomach problems for a good chunk of last year. This was diagnosed as “Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease” or “GERD,” which basically amounts to “Your stomach hurts.” After a number of deeply unsatisfactory appointments with a gastroenterologist, and some tests about which the less said the better, it…

The Great Beer Mystery

I was just reminded again of a mysterious thing in Yokohama, that some readers may be able to help with. One of the first nights we were in Yokohama, I went up to the bar on the 70th floor, just to see what it was like. I was neither cool enough nor rich enough to…

Itadakimasu

At dinner with my parents last night, we were talking about the dinners at Sumiyoshi, the ryokan we stayed at in Takayama. I haven’t gotten around to uploading those pictures yet, but I dug this one out: It’s not the best picture of Kate, but she does provide a sense of scale… It was a…

Great Ideas in World Cuisine

Two words: Beef Sushi

Beer

Daniel Davies stakes out a controversial position at Crooked Timber: I tend to regard myself as Crooked Timber’s online myrmidon of a number of rather unpopular views; among other things, as regular readers will have seen, I believe that the incitement to religious hatred legislation was a good idea (perhaps badly executed), that John Searle…

Original Paella

(Recipe from Mark Bittman’s The Best Recipes in the World) Chicken Stock: 3.5 cups Saffron Threads: 1.0 pinch Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 3.0 Tbs Onion, Minced: 1.0 medium Rice, Short/Medium Grain: 2.0 cups Shrimp, Cut Up: 2.0 cups Salt, Pepper: to taste Parsley: for garnish Pre-heat the oven to 500 F, and warm the stock…

A couple of times a year, our department secretary will organize potluck luncheons, and badger the faculty into cooking things and bringing them in for a big gathering in the conference room. We invite all the students, and everybody eats way too much, talks too much, and generally has a good time. We had another…

Cheesy Poof

Well, that was a cranky post. Not a good start for New Year’s Day, is it? To make up for that, how about a good recipe: Cheesy Poof (From Alton Brown’s I’m Just Here for More Food) Ingredients: 270 g all-purpose flour 10 g baking powder 9 g dry mustard (1.5 teaspoons) 100 g eggs…