Archive | charcuterie

How to Spot Quality Charcuterie

If you’re going to plop down a serious chunk of change for a fancy meat, you want to make sure you’re actually getting the good stuff. To learn the difference between charcuterie trash and treasure, Epicurious enlisted meat expert Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions to blindly taste a whole variety or meats at various…Read more… […]

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This Sous-Vide Terrine Belongs on Your Charcuterie Board 

I am an absolute fool for a good charcuterie board, and enjoy all of their offerings, from the super-hard salumi to the spreadable and whipped liver mousse. But there is something special about a terrine which, at its best, is a harmonious amalgamation of flavors, textures, and (of course) meats.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Food Valentines That Aren’t Chocolate

I love a Whitman’s sampler, but I buy those for myself February 15th, at Walgreens, when they are half-off. Though I’m not one to turn down a box of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, giving them can feel a little impersonal, and we can do better.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Turn Even the Driest Turkey Into a Delicious Spread 

Though I have full confidence in your ability to serve a moist and flavorful turkey this Thanksgiving, mistakes do happen, and portions of that thermodynamic nightmare bird might be a little on the dry side. If you find yourself with a bit of tough, desiccated meat, don’t despair; you can transform it into a tasty,…Read […]

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Feed Your Inner (or Actual) Child With DIY Pizza Lunchables

I am a very big fan of Lunchables, both as a product and a concept. The no-cook, assemble-and-eat boxes of food are convenient, customizable, and fun for all, including actual school children and those who are just children at heart.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Feed Your Inner (or Actual) Child With DIY Pizza Lunchables

I am a very big fan of Lunchables, both as a product and a concept. The no-cook, assemble-and-eat boxes of food are convenient, customizable, and fun for all, including actual school children and those who are just children at heart.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Will It Sous Vide?: The Head of a Pig

Hello, and welcome to a very special edition of Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Not only are we finally cooking a long-requested dish—porchetta di testa—but we, as you can see, have video.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Case for the Adult Lunchable

Last week, when all of the writers came together for a glorious meeting in New York, I found myself in a bodega with Beth and Patrick, looking for bottles of water and nourishing snacks. I grabbed a Lunchable and later, while shoving stacks of too-round turkey slices and processed cheese in my mouth, I thought […]

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For Beach Picnics, Bring Foods You Can Eat With Toothpicks

A beach picnic always sounds delightful but, unless you want soggy sandwiches and a mouthful of sand, some planning is required. After a life of living only in states that have a coast, I have developed a successful strategy for keeping sand out of my food and mouth.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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