Monday, January 28, 2013

Tools of the Trade: Buying and Caring for Knives

In addition to knowing how to cook, you've also got to have the right tools for the job. Chief among them is a good knife. But what makes a good knife, and how do you find one?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Roast Pork in Hard Cider

This recipe combines two of nature's perfect ingredients: Pork and alcohol. It's also one that requires only 20 minutes of actual work on your part. The rest is done by the oven.

We've covered beef, chicken, and fish, so let's take on pork. Officially, you would call this pork shoulder braised in hard cider, I call it awesome.

Like any good barbecue, this recipe takes time--about 4 hours in the oven--so plan accordingly. But when you're done, you'll have a super-tender piece of pork that's insanely delicious.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Hello all! After a long hiatus, I'm back helping those who don't have a lot of time to cook, don't know a lot about cooking, but want to learn.

Making a roast chicken is deceptively simple. It's the ideal recipe for, say, a Sunday afternoon when you're lying on the couch watching TV, because it only takes about 10 minutes of actually doing stuff, and the rest of the time, you're letting the oven do the work. And, when it's done, you'll not only have a delicious roast chicken, but leftovers for the week.