Kansas City BBQ Brisket

Kansas City BBQ Brisket

Sometimes a certain dish calls out to you, maybe prompted by a picture, a season, a memory, a craving, a passing aroma.  In paging through the recipes in this book one thing I really wanted to make was a barbecued beef sandwich that would taste like one from this...
Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce

This recipe attempts to solve a couple of eggplant problems: excessive moisture and an unpleasant texture best described as “spongy.”  Grilling (vs. other cooking methods) itself solves the moisture by letting it all drip away.  To avoid sponginess we are...
Juicy Lucy Burgers

Juicy Lucy Burgers

Apparently a Minneapolis tavern specialty, the Juicy Lucy is a burger with the cheese — are you sitting down? — inside. Wow, way to blow our minds, half of the Twin Cities!  I’m not sure what the advantage is to a cheese surprise but it’s a...
Mediterranean-Style Portobello Burgers

Mediterranean-Style Portobello Burgers

If you want to serve something to the vegetarians in your life that will make the meat eaters drool, Pin this right now.  It’s an absolute star of a meatless entree that is no way an after-thought or an apology. As I was preparing this, and especially when I sat...
Next book: Master of the Grill

Next book: Master of the Grill

Guess what?  America’s Test Kitchen contacted me and asked me to review their new book. You know what that means? Yep.  I won. It’s possible that they sent the same email to dozens of bloggers, food journalists, respected practitioners of the culinary arts...