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Mouth Watering Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

Mouth Watering Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

There is something about light, flaky pastry that tickles the tongue. Put something yummy inside, and you get bites of heaven. Buffalo Chicken Empanadas are not expensive or fancy. You can hold one by hand and take it with you, or put out a platter at your next...
The Perfect Damascus Chef Knife

The Perfect Damascus Chef Knife

You’re out shopping for knives and see very pretty ones with wavy patterns in the metal. It’s sleek, sexy, and aesthetically pleasing. You are likely looking at a Damascus knife, which is my favorite.  Professional chefs and home cooks alike favor Damascus because...
Sensational Smoked Turkey Pastrami

Sensational Smoked Turkey Pastrami

The smell of turkey smoking, low and slow, wafts through the entire neighborhood. Around me, people are sticking their heads out the back door to see where they should “show up” unannounced for a visit. Quick, hide the meat! Smoked turkey pastrami is moist and richly...
Smoked Oysters

Smoked Oysters

There is something about Smoked Oysters that’s outright sensuous. The distinct creamy, delicate, smoky blend is captivating. Don’t even try and compare freshly made smoked oysters to what you get in a can. To my mind, it’s like comparing Kobe to...
How to Dry Age Beef

How to Dry Age Beef

Ah, the thought of succulent dry-aged beef steak dances in your head-that is until you experience sticker shock. A well-aged piece of meat can cost from 50-100% more than your everyday reverse sear tri-tip, for example. To explain why, I’ll begin with the basic...
The BEST Smoked Deviled Eggs

The BEST Smoked Deviled Eggs

It’s time for a gathering and you’re asked to bring something. Smoked deviled eggs are a great compliment to nearly any far. But why are they called “deviled?” They’re not surrounded by brimstone. Wait. Charcoal? Hummm. The truth is there is...

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