Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, but does it have to be?

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The large, browned to perfection, glistening turkey is a monument that marks this hallowed occasion.

It’s the centerpiece at the table. We circle it like wagons and glaze upon its roasted image with wonder, delight and torrid, tasty desire.  The cook who prepared it must be a saint. Surely no sinner could create something so phenomenally divine. Continue reading

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Chicks with Knives make salty so sweet

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Chef Rachael Narins, Chicks with Knives

Ahh the virtues of salt. It seasons, it preserves, it makes ice cream and you can cook on a block of it.

I recently attended a Cooking with Salt class in Santa Monica, California taught by Chef Rachael Narins who along with her business partner Chef Suzanne Griswold, are better known as Chicks with Knives. Continue reading