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Tennessee is a great state with a great culinary tradition. I love BBQ and I'm paying tribute to the Titans with a Pulled Pork BBQ Burger.Continue Reading...

Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak

If you love steak, and are looking for an "easy" cut to cook at home, look no further. Skirt steak has a ton of flavor and is one of the more forgiving cuts for the inexperienced cook - especially if you marinate it.Continue Reading...

32 NFL Team Inspired Burgers

Every team in the NFL comes from a great American city with great culinary traditions!  This football season, I embarked on a culinary quest to develop a unique burger inspired by each of those 32 NFL teams.

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Ten Twists on Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Perhaps the greatest food holiday of the year, Thanksgiving is the time we all give ourselves permission to over do it.

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World's 10 Most Expensive Steaks

You may recall the following campaign slogan promoting red meat: Beef.  It’s what’s for dinner.  If you’re anything like me, and I don’t mean intelligent and good-looking, it’s also what’s for lunch, and even for breakfast.

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How to Cook Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs might be my favorite cut of the chicken - other than perhaps the skins - if that counts as a cut! They are really very versatile, and work wonderfully with all kinds of cuisines and food styles.Continue Reading...

Marinated & Grilled Skirt Steak

In this recipe video, I'm going to show you how to marinate and grill off one of my favorite cuts of beef - Skirt Steak. Skirt has traditionally been a cheaper cut of meat, but the price is coming up as people figure out how good it really is.Continue Reading...

Five Perfect Summer Recipes

There's something special about Summer. The air smells cleaner, the wine tastes better, and grass (really is) greener. Why not make sure you've got some great food to celebrate the great weather. Here are five of my favorite summer time dishes!

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Turkey Chili

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple, delicious Turkey Chili. Now, just like "regular" chili, there are about a thousand variations on turkey chili, and I'd urge you to experiment with the flavors and combo's that you find interesting.Continue Reading...

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How to Bake a Potato

There’s no great magic or mystery to baking a potato.  But there is a bit of magic in how delicious they are.  Baking a potato is one of the simplest cooking techniques out there, but properly cooked, you get a soft pillowy potato that you can add a bit of butter to for the perfect side dish.  And then of course you can also add all those other great toppings, bacon, sour cream, chive, cheese f

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How to Slice Mushrooms

Slicing mushrooms, or any vegetable really, is no great miracle. It’s just slicing vegetables. But I have seen some techniques that truly make me cringe. Most important, using sloppy knife skills and a poor technique can be unsafe, but it can also be slow, and give you an inconsistent finished product, that makes creating a great dish more difficult.

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How to Separate an Egg

Separating an egg is a simple, yet fairly important culinary skill.  While those who bake and cook a lot of desserts probably know the method cold, some of my fellow savory chefs, overlook the need to separate egg yolk from egg white.  Aside from making egg white omelets, there are a number of applications, you may need to separate an egg for.  There are several different ways I’ve seen people

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How to Cook Asparagus

One of my favorite vegetables is Asparagus.  In the Spring time, when it’s fresh, and local, I can’t get enough of it, and I cook it in some way, shape, or form at least twice a week.  Not only is the taste great, but it goes well with all kinds of dishes; from the heaviest red meat, to the most delicate fish.  And asparagus is also really good for you.  But How to Cook Asparagus?  There are a

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How to Cut Corn Off the Cob

I love corn on the cob.  It’s one of the true culinary joys of summer time.  And while I love to have corn on the cob, cooked in the traditional ways…steamed, grilled, roasted with a bit of butter and salt, I also love to use fresh corn as an ingredient in other dishes.  I supposed if I had to, I could use frozen corn (a poor substitute for fresh) or canned (which I don’t know that I woul

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How to Chop Parsley

Parsley is maybe the most ubiquitous of herbs, and I use it all the time…despite my memories of the curly, leathery version tucked into the corners of the buffets of my childhood.  Today, I know to leave the curly stuff in the grocery store and reach for flat leaf, or Italian parsley.  The flavor is actually fairly mild, but it brings that grassy quality of herbs that can be a great addition to

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How to Dice a Mango

The mango (the fruit, not the SNL character) is one of my favorite fruits.  The flesh itself is a beautiful color, the texture is soft but not mushy, and the ripe ones are sweet and delicious.  However, like avocados, they can be a bit tough to cut.  In this cooking video, I want to show you some knif

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How to Toast Walnuts

Toasted walnuts are fantastic both in recipes, or just on their own.  Like just about all nuts, toasting them (either in the oven or on the range) brings out additional flavor by "exciting" the essential oils in the nut, and creates a more powerful aroma.  As a side benefit, once the walnuts cool off a bit, they also have crunchier, more appealing texture.  The cooking technique that I show you

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How to Dice a Pear

I love to incorporate fruit into both sweet and savory dishes.  Not only does it get more healthy food on our plate, but fruit can add textures and flavors that really enhance savory food.  But you need to be able to slice, dice, cut and chop the fruit in certain ways to get the most of it, and having the knife skills to do so quickly will really help you out.  In this technique video, I show you how to dice a pear.

How to Dice a Pear

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