Appetites

Appetites

I’ve been a fan of Anthony Bourdain’s since Kitchen Confidential and I’ve always felt a little bad for him in that he’s gotten one of those super-sticky labels that famous people acquire (sometimes unfairly), in his case: “bad boy,”...
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...