Firecracker Ham With Pineapple Glaze Ham. Pineapple. Fresh Chiles. You Can't Go Wrong On New Year's Day.

Firecracker Ham For New Year’s

Posted on Dec 28, 2017

A celebration of any size on New Year’s can be difficult for the cook. Unlike the steeped-in-tradition Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, your guests rarely sit at one table simultaneously for this event. Add in the cocktails and countdowns and managing a menu to satisfy everyone can be a challenge. With a large ham for a …

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peppajelly Hot Enough to Notice

Hot Suspended

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

I get a lot of flack from fancy food types about my love of pepper jelly. That condiment forever relegated to the 1960’s poured over cream cheese and served on crackers as atomic age chic. And it’s true that the myriad insipid versions out there are about as exciting as a Nixon speech. When you …

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red chiles Pow. Blam. Zing.

Unknown Taco Waters

Posted on Jul 25, 2015

I really do enjoy Nova Scotia despite the fact that they seem completely lost on a few major ethnic cuisines. Scottish and English food traditions are easily found as are all the delicious permutations of French, Quebecois, and Acadian but you’d hard pressed to find Japanese, authentic Chinese, or most any Southeast Asian fare you …

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habanero salsa bowl Not just for tortilla chips

Taming the Beast

Posted on Jul 21, 2015

Salsa means very different things depending on where you’re standing on the planet. I’ll focus on the Americas to simplify the discussion but know that it finds its way onto tables across the rest of the globe just as often thanks to new found salsa popularity beyond its native lands. Outside the decades-old wisdom of …

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