Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wednesday Morning Links, brought to you by the ellipsis......

I like this casual approach to buying wine. I have a feeling that a lot of us don't often find ourselves in Sam's or the Wine Discount Center when we want to grab a bottle of wine for casual consumption. I'd like to be a more informed wine buyer, but who has the time? I mean, I'd like to be a more informed college graduate, too....

This isn't food related, but i found it really entertaining. When I was in high school in Idaho we didn't have any cool 24 hour superstore. We were lucky to have indoor plumbing. Our only 24 hour hangout was the Perkins restaurant by the mall. We didn't have room to breakdance there. Who am I kidding? I'm no JL. I can't dance.....

And, finally, some recipes from the greatest cooking show ever produced: Good Eats. I'm not going to spend time describing the show to you, but I will say that it's funny and informative and makes you think you can cook whatever the host, Alton Brown, is cooking. I have tried all three of these and had good results even the first time......

  • For those who want good Texas-red style chili (no beans!), but don't want to take a lot of time to make it, you can use this recipe from this episode and you'll have a very good version of the stuff. You DO have a pressure cooker, right.......

  • A great episode gives us a great recipe for broccoli casserole. Easy to make, very tasty, and uses instant ramen in an interesting way.......


  • Until I saw this episode, I had no idea that making chocolate eclairs was relatively easy. As long as you can make the p√Ęte a choux..............


  • Last but not least, the episode that started it all. It's a good steak, and it's pretty easy. You just have to be willing to deal with some smoke in your kitchen. My roommates have become rather adept at airing out the apartment when I'm cooking. It's not ALWAYS necessary, though......................

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Good Eats is the pinnacle of cooking shows. Moreover, Alton Brown is essentially Mr. Wizard (minus the semi-creepy playing with young kids thing) combined with Julia Childs. His recipes are flawless and simple and his explanation of the science behind what is happening gives you cause to experiment. No wonder he is the host of Iron Chef America.