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5 things you should never buy at the supermarket, because.... - Read Chubby Hubby

5 things you should never buy at the supermarket, because…. – Read Chubby Hubby

Even if you like to eat more than you enjoy cooking, there are some really simple items and condiments you really shouldn’t buy at the supermarket. Why? Because you can make it better at home! Really??? Yes, really. Items like salad dressing, creme fraiche, yogurt cheese, mayonnaise and...
Read Chubby Hubby - for Surprising Champagne and Casual Food Pairings

Read Chubby Hubby – for Surprising Champagne and Casual Food Pairings

                    I am studying to get my degree as a sommelier…did I mention that? Perhaps not. One of the aspects of this training I enjoy most is food and wine pairing And being a self professed lover of bubbles,...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Dashi

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Dashi

For some of you dashi may be a new concept, you may have had it and not even realized it. For others who are steeped in Japanese food, you might know it well, but did you know how it was made? Basically dashi is like a stock or...
Recipe for Creme Fraiche - Make It Easily at Home

Recipe for Creme Fraiche – Make It Easily at Home

I remember the first time I tasted Creme Fraiche. It was my first trip to Paris…too many years ago to mention or else it will easily date me. First it was served alongside a berry tart in a cafe. Then later that week it was drizzled over a...
How to Peel a Whole Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 seconds and Without a Knife!

How to Peel a Whole Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 seconds and Without a Knife!

We have our heads more or less wrapped around nuclear physics and string theory and surgical miracles these days….but nothing has blown my mind like this recent video demo and article by Saveur on how to peel garlic! You can peel a whole head of garlic in 10...
Never Buy Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing Again! Make Homemade in Minutes

Never Buy Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing Again! Make Homemade in Minutes

I started making my own salad dressing years ago after an aunt taught me. I felt foolish. All those years I had been buying vinaigrette that was either too sweet or too bland, and I could whip up my own in about a minute. Cue a few years...
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