• Meat: Everything You Need to Know in the Words of Pat LaFrieda [Book]

    Meat master chef, Pat LaFrieda wants you to love cooking meats just as much as him, so he decided to write a book bestowing all of his knowledge upon us. With over 75 recipes on how to cook  a beautifully prepared cut of beef, pork, lamb, veal, or poultry LaFreida reveals all of his meticulous techniques, all with the knowledge that comes from a fourth generation butcher out of New York’s meatpacking district. Get your hands on it here.

  • Ernest Hemingway’s Summer Camping Recipes [Link]

    July 4 is the perfect day to cook out, with fireworks, friends, and beer all day long. Unless Hurricane Arthur is currently kicking your ass, you have no excuse for not firing up the barbecue. And since we’re celebrating America, why not try a recipe from one of our greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway? Here’s one of Papa’s favorites, bacon-wrapped trout.

  • Your Rice Cooker Can Be Used For Monster Pancakes

    Cooking rice is deceptively difficult. It’s very easy to ruin it and end up with inedible garbage, which makes a rice cooker such a handy device. But you can only eat so much rice, so what else can you do with your rice cooker? How about make some epic pancakes. Since the process is automated, once you load up the cooker, you can set it and forget it. And since you’re making the whole batch at once, you end up with one giant pancake. But why limit yourself to just regular old pancakes? You can add cocoa, fruit, vegetables, or whatever else you have around! Check out the pictures of different rice cooker pancake concoctions below, then once you’re good and hungry, learn how to make your own at Rocket News 24.

  • How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich With a Hotel Room Iron [Video]

    So you’re at a hotel and you’re hungry but you don’t want to blow a bunch of money on room service of dubious quality: what are you going to do? You could go to the vending machine and load up on vintage Planters Peanut Bars, but the dental bills may negate the savings from not ordering room service. Why not cook your own meal? Using ingredients you can find at any convenience store and the oft neglected iron found in your room, you can make a grilled cheese sandwich by following this video from CrazyRussianHacker. A Russian using American cheese to make a sandwich? Perestroika at its finest!

  • 32 Hot Sauce Recipes to Sting Your Tastebuds (Book)

    Here are 32 recipes for making your own signature hot sauces, ranging from mild to blisteringly hot, as well as 60 recipes that use homemade or commercial hot sauces in everything from barbeque and Buffalo wings to bouillabaisse and black-bean soup. Hot Sauce!: Techniques for Making Signature Hot Sauces, with 32 Recipes to Get You Started $10

  • Coffee Maker Cooking: Brew Up Your Next Dinner

    Think that just because you’re tiny studio apartment has no appliances you can’t have a home cooked meal? Or maybe you just can’t operate that 1930s stove that made you rent the place because it’s so Art Deco hip. Or maybe you’re just lazy. Well get yourself an electric coffee maker for $10 at whatever “mart” you favor and follow these instructions to prepare an entire home-cooked meal of poached salmon, couscous, and steamed vegetables. Then start coming up with your own recipes using the handy little device that let’s you grill, steam, or poach. Nothing like putting off being a grownup for a little while longer!

  • It’s International Day Of The Nacho! Celebrate With This Depressing Video

    Did you know October 21 is International Day of the Nacho? That’s right, today we praise the great Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, the god among men who first put melted cheese and jalapeno peppers on corn chips. To celebrate, here is a video of a sad man preparing a terrible looking nacho recipe, set to depressing music. So watch this video and feel bad about everything, then refrain from actually making these nachos, and instead call up a friend and go socialize while eating some decent nachos at your favorite bar or restaurant.

  • The Proper Way To Sear A Steak (Video)

    Tired of your homemade steak coming out tough and tasteless despite your constant flipping and poking of the meat? Whatever could you be doing wrong? Watch this video and learn how to properly sear a steak from Top Chef champion Ilan Hall. After viewing, you will never again endure the vitrol that has become commonplace at your dinner parties. Well, not about the steaks at least.

  • Serious BBQ: Smoke, Char, Baste & Brush Your Way to Great Outdoor Cooking (Book)

    Don’t say it. Don’t you dare say it. Just because summer is in it’s last leg, it does not mean you have to put away the coals and tongs and start baking cakes. Author, Adam Perry Lang was used to a life in a four star kitchen, training with the world’s best chefs, before turning to a life cooking with a grill, meat and fire. Perry Lang’s unique ability comes not only in conjuring up some of the finest grill techniques, but his knack for changing an intimate understanding of culinary technique into easy-to-follow advice. First the tools, a step by step tutorial on the (real) tools you’ll need to achieve an optimal grilling experience.  Then it’s on to the meats, describing exactly what makes each kind of meat special, explaining how to select with the skill of a master, and providing his favorite recipes for almost every available cut of pork, beef, veal, lamb, chicken, and turkey. Serious BBQ $24.00

  • How to Roast a Pig (Book)

    The all encompassing guide to roasting your very own pig. The idea in itself seems like the pinnacle of outdoor cooking, a feast for all looked upon with envy and salivating mouths by all friends and onlookers, but the task can be grueling and disastrous with out the proper techniques and cuts. ‘How to Roast a Pig’ is the one and done guide to roasting, by renowned chef, Tom Rea. The book guides you through the most common joints and cuts, from loin chops to Boston butt, then as you attain your brown and yellow belt, takes those skills to move onto the joy of roasting a whole pig, spit-roast or Coja China style, for the be-all-end-all pig roast. How to Roast a Pig $17  

  • 3 Essential Grilling Books For Summer

    Part of becoming a man is knowing how to grill. It’s a coming of age journey not mastered overnight. It takes time, trials and of course, error. Hopefully not giving an entire party full of guests salmonella, but we all make mistakes manning the grill. With all things intricate comes a step by step process to create something perfected, but with taste everyone has a different palette, so use these three books as your lantern through the dark, then when you’re a master have some fun with the recipes.

  • Know Your Knives (infographic)

    Okay, so you got wise and got yourself a set of proper knives, now what? What’s the difference between the butchers cleaver and that long rigid one? Stop pretending you know how to use the filet and learn how to use the filet. This infographic will help you distinguish your tools of the kitchen. I can promise you, one day you’ll attempt to be chivalrous and promise a girl a home cooked meal at your pad. You have all the tools ready then it’s something as simple as the knife you choose to slice an onion that can be the make or break move of the date. Choose wisely, young bachelor pad-ewons.

  • You can Rebuild it. You Can Make it Better. The Best PB&J of all Time

    Photo By Whitney Chen Simple, right? Peanut butter, jelly and two pieces of white bread. Quick, delicious and satisfying. But why does it have to be so simple and generic? The grilled cheese (the toasted stepbrother of the PB&J) has made a comeback of gourmet proportions over the past year, so why not the ubiquitous sandwich of our childhood? The good people over at Gilt Taste have made a revolutionary step from boy to mankind. READ: How to Make a Better Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

  • How To Make Baked Garlic Cilantro Fries

    These fries are a staple of AT&T Park home of the San Francisco Giants. They taste as good as they look and can be made by even the most novice of chef’s in under 30 minutes. Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20-25 mins Ingredients (2-3 servings) 5-6 yukon gold potatoes, cut into thin fries 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 – 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 – 3/4 tsp sea salt pepper 1/4 c. loosely packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped Instructions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and get a baking sheet with rack ready (if no rack, just line with foil/parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil. Cut the potatoes into fries and place in a bowl of cold water to soak for a few minutes. Drain the water and dry the fries with paper towel. Once dry, toss the fries with the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Lay on a baking sheet in a single layer, preferably one that has a cooking rack so the fries can have the air circulating all around them (and no need to flip.) Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven and how crispy you like your fries. If using more »

  • Wolfgang Puck Makes A Mean Slider and Mac & Cheese

    Wolfgang Puck reveals the stories behind the dishes he’s serving at the annual Oscar-night Governors Ball. It’s all premium versions of classic man meals like hamburgers and man & cheese. MINI KOBE CHEESEBURGER WITH RÉMOULADE AND AGED CHEDDAR [Above] “We made pizza good enough for upscale dining, so if you do a hambuger well… We make the brioche ourselves and use the best beef, a truffle aioli, and a sharp cheddar cheese. People always want these. I can give them caviar, but they still ask for them. It’s the funniest thing. People are thinking about them already at the [Oscars], because most of them are hungry. It’s such a staple now. We went from regular beef to kobe beef and sometimes we put black truffles on them. Some people say what is the black stuff on top—they’re not all gourmets who come to the Oscars [laughs].” MACARONI & CHEESE WITH AGED CHEDDAR “We wanted to have comfort food, but upscale. We serve this at our steakhouse at Cut, and my five-year-old loves them too. But old and young love macaroni and cheese. We bake it with brioche crumbs and parmesan on top and four cheeses; and this year we’ll serve more »

  • How To Make Chicken Soup From Scratch [Video Tutorial]

    Chicken soup in a can has more than half your day’s sodium and a ton of ingredients that I bet you can’t even pronounce. Her’es an upgrade. Make your own. It’s easy, cheap and you’ll have enough left over to freeze it for the next time you’re feeling under the weather. Watch this quick instructional video to find out what you need and how to make it.


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