May 25, 2013
30 minutes. Serves 2 to 4 1 cup (4.25 ounces) flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup grated Gruyère cheese 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 4 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup milk 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cut into ¼-inch crosswise strips 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cheese and herbs. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, then beat the egg mixture into the flour.
February 20, 2010 |
Reflections and observations on this, the 100th day of the 2010 Winter Games: Canada has two main national sports: hockey and hockey. The sun doesn't come up here till almost 7. The people soon after. Canadians are the kind of people who love to give directions. It is as if you are doing them a favor. Best free thing in downtown Vancouver: the zipline at Robson Square. Wait time for the free zipline: approximately five hours. Time it takes to actually ride the zipline: 17 seconds.
December 17, 2012 |
There's a two-in-three chance that the winner of "The Next Iron Chef" will be a woman. Cause to celebrate? Chefs Amanda Freitag and Alex Guarnaschelli are now duking it out with pitbull chef Nate Appleman for the Season 5 title of "Next Iron Chef" and a shot at sweet, sweet redemption. Ousted this week was Marcel Vigneron, who no doubt earned some redemption of his own after being bounced from that other competition ("Top Chef"). Like a challenge thrown down by the chairman himself, Marcel transformed from a foam-enthralled kitchen cut-up into a thoughtful chef who no longer stands as sidekick to Spike Mendelsohn or anyone else.
February 25, 2011 |
Easy on those pork chops, the British government advised on Friday. The new recommendations comes as evidence mounts that eating 90 grams (a bit more than 3 ounces) of red and processed meats per day probably increase the risk of bowel cancer. Among their recommendations: that people who eat 90 grams or more of meat a day should cut that back to 70. They even give helpful examples of a 70-gram serving. Observe: - One medium portion shepherd's pie and a rasher of bacon - Two standard beef burgers.
March 19, 1987 |
It always has been interesting to me that bacon cooks very quickly alone in the microwave but tends to surrender cooking energy when cooked with other foods. To cook a couple of strips of bacon, place them on a paper towel or bacon rack, cover with a paper towel and cook on HIGH power for 1 1/2 to two minutes. The bacon will be crisp and fragrant, and--a microwave plus--it will be attractively flat. It's hard to make a neat bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with curly bacon.
July 4, 1993 |
It was a lot of dough for a piece of old meat. But butcher Michael Feller seemed not to mind the $1,480 auction price he paid for a 101-year-old ham, which he plans to hang in his shop. The ham, cured by Cudahay in Chicago in 1892, spent most of its existence on display in a butcher's shop in the northern city of Leeds, according to Christie's, the London auction house that held the bidding.
July 4, 2001 |
Our two most recent presidents have been joggers. They run to purge the Oval Office air from their lungs and the political poisons from their brains. Two powerful men, both runners, both setting an example for the nation. But I don't let that deter me. "You're running this morning?" my wife asks. "Uh-huh," I say. "Good luck," she says. She's seen me run--strong, powerful strides, arms flopping every which way. Like someone playing tennis without a racket. Like someone dodging bottle rockets.
January 11, 2009 |
Smithfield Foods Inc.'s Patrick Cudahy unit recalled 3,590 pounds of bacon products that may be contaminated with listeria bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The 10-pound cases of Golden Crisp Applewood Smoked Precooked Bacon Toppings and John Morrell Applewood Smoked Precooked Bacon Toppings were produced Nov. 13 and distributed to restaurants and institutions in California, Colorado, Florida, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin, the department said. No illnesses have been reported.
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September 22, 2013 |
You be a slice of bacon. I'll be a banana. We'll ask some friends to come along. One can be peanut butter. One can be jelly. Or maybe that's too much food? Maybe someone we know has a lion suit? Why should we let the tourists win all the grand-prize cars? The luxury trips to Aruba? The Sea-Doos? The patio furniture? Let's dress up and head to Hollywood. Let's fight for our piece of the pie. With summer on its way out, this is prime time for us locals. Tourists are scarce, but still - four days a week - "Let's Make a Deal" needs an audience.
June 30, 2012
"My fieriest burger yet! Some people, like me, love spicy burgers. My H-Bomb Burger is a great way to give them just what they want: the H-Bomb with fried serrano chiles, caramelized onions, habanero jack cheese, jalapeno, bacon, tomato, leaf lettuce and slathered with habanero relish and chipotle mayo all on a jalapeno-cheese bun. The devil made me do it!" - Richard Amiel, Cathedral City The H-Bomb Burger Total time: 2 hours, plus at least 24 hours marinating time for the relish and 2 hours chilling time for the burgers.