Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fine Dining for Fools, by Fools: Prix Fixe

Prix fixe literally means (in French) “fixed price.” Usually, you choose a soup/salad/app, an entree and a dessert from a limited menu of soups/salads/apps, entrees and desserts; and any combination of the three are the same price. It’s like when you … Continue reading

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Fine Dining for Fools, by Fools: Pâté

So, they grind up meat and fat and put it back together again. Some countries bake it into a pie, some make it just like a chunk (like liverwurst, which is a type of pâté) and some make it spreadable. Truly … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day: The “Tupperware Shake”

Do these cookies in the background in the mixer right there have cocoa powder in them? No, silly!  But it’s a new thing I thought of and consider pretty ingenious without much reason, perhaps. So you know how everyone hates doing … Continue reading

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Fine Dining for Fools, by Fools: Foie Gras

Back in fashion of late, they will put this stuff on ev-er-y-thing. Foie=liver. Gras=fat (meaning large). Duck=implied. Well, technically, the true French stuff comes from geese, not ducks, which are technically different, but imma go ahead and say ducks because grand frere … Continue reading

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Fine Dining for Fools, by Fools: Charcuterie

Practice it. Know it. Believe it. It’s becoming more and more popular. What is it? A wooden cutting board with meat on it. I repeat, A WOODEN CUTTING BOARD WITH MEAT ON IT. Sharkooterie. You get a sampling of thinly … Continue reading

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