Category Archives: Food

Country Style Spare Ribs

Recently a friend prepared roasted pork bellies as an appetizer. I liked it so much I prepared a modified version using country-style spare ribs. The main cooking theme is low temperature, long cook time with the bellies layered atop sliced … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving can be stressful

After the anxiety of Thanksgiving preparations and working hard to avoid being the center of attention it is nice to get out and stretch your legs. Someone has to take the initiative and lead the way: The flock wasn’t far … Continue reading

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FDA Finalizes Menu and Vending Machine Calorie Labeling Rules

The 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act did not cover nutrition labeling for restaurants and other ready-to-eat-foods. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act updated the labeling requirements to include chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments (i. e. chain … Continue reading

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Safe Cooking

Everyone’s residential oven has hot or cold spots, not all convection ovens operate alike, everyone doesn’t pre-heat the oven for sufficient time to ‘heat saturate’ the surrounding oven walls, and I permanently installed a pizza stone in the bottom of … Continue reading

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IDOKI – A New Food Label

Direct from Euskal Herriko Etxe Ekoizleen Elkartea comes a new food label designed to ensure that you get nothing but the best from the Basque homeland. The IDOKI complements the existing EU Agriculture Biologique (AB) and Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) … Continue reading

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Economic Development Opportunity for New Hampshire

There is a wonderful opportunity for New Hampshire’s Legislators to create a windfall economic event for the State without having to invest much time, effort or, more importantly, money. Simply propose a special referendum vote for Mandatory Labeling of all … Continue reading

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US Labeling

I briefly described the European Labeling scheme last year, and recently received an update from Slow Food USA Learn the Labels that does a good job describing some of the more important US labels. Although State and Federal elected officials … Continue reading

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Just in Time

When it rains, it pours. Just in time to save the day is Clotilde, author of French Market Cookbook, who rapidly is becoming my new best friend. Shortly I will be overrun with cucumbers and cornichons and beside trying to … Continue reading

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Easy as Pie

What better way to cap of Friday Night Fish Fry than with a wedge of home-grown cherry pie made with rendered local leaf lard? This is the first year we have actually harvested any cherries, not sure who was getting … Continue reading

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Grand Conspiracy

Yes, I would like to see revised food labeling regulations. Yes, I would like NSA disclosure on all the Congressional email and phone conversations they are sitting on. We could all stand a good laugh now and then. Even as … Continue reading

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