Monday, November 16

Oven BBQ Smoked Turkey

Oven BBQ Roast Turkey mashed potatoes gravy

Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays will look a little different this year. Like many other people across the country, we’ll host a small group, maybe even just the two of us. Here’s where this recipe for Oven BBQ Smoked Turkey comes in. It makes a juicy moist bird with the flavors of outdoor BBQ. Because the turkey is split before roasting, the recipe works for a half turkey, what we’ll probably be making. To make


Friday, November 13

I ❤ San Marzano DOP Recipe Contest

I ❤ San Marzano DOP

The chilly weather arrived right on schedule. And the need for COMFORT FOOD is sure a priority right now.  I’m thinking rich casseroles and hearty pasta dishes. When the tomato season ends, I seek out canned tomatoes for Bolognese and Charlie’s Bright Tomato Sauce for pizza and pasta. It turns out that my favorite canned tomatoes, authentic San Marzano tomatoes grown in the region around Naples, are being celebrated this season. I’m very happy to


Tuesday, November 10

Recipe Writing for Clarity and Content

Recipe Writing

Luscious photos and engaging stories sell cookbooks. But most people still buy cookbooks for the recipes. A recipe is a road map that takes the reader from point A to point B. Sometimes it’s a quick trip to the store, a no-frills recipe for roast chicken or mashed potatoes. Maybe it’s a long excursion, fermented kimchi, salami or a tower of cream puffs called Croquembouche. To continue the travel metaphor, there are many routes you


"Let no man fancy he knows how to dine
Till he has learnt how taste and taste combine."

-Horace, Satires, 2.4

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