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We chose to make a faster version of Peking Duck which can usually take up to 3 days to prepare!

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Originally, I was going to simply write a one paragraph post helping people understand that they should not be afraid to use butter when necessary. Unfortunately, I realized how much emotional turmoil I have when it comes to this subject and others. A nice recipe for a Buttered Pea and Potato Salad had somehow turned […]

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I’m depressed and want to throw up. According to Forbes Magazine, Rachael Ray** is the top-earning celebrity chef (have I mentioned before how much I HATE that term – NOTE TO FORBES: SHE-IS-NOT-A-CHEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). The world must really be coming to an end. When will it end!?!!??!?! Ray-ray supposedly makes a nice $18 million per year. […]

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Usually if I’m trying to make an authentic dish, I always try to make it just that – authentic. That means that I want to use traditional ingredients and I attempt to research the many traditional ways to make that specific dish. I then decide how to combine the best bits from all those traditional […]

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We love pizza. We LOVE pizza. If we could eat one thing for the rest of our lives it would be pizza. During our seven weeks spent in Italy over the past two years, we collectively ate over sixty pizzas. This is not a lie, an exaggeration or a pipe dream. We were not force-fed, […]

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Well, not exactly. Here’s what (A certain national celebrity mag) magazine’s daily news clips e-mail The Dirt reported today: “Insiders say Rachel Ray’s daytime show will be taken off the air at the end of her contract in 2010. Apparently, her ratings are sliding.” We are at pains to remind our readers that while we […]

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I know, guys… yet again, another Ray-Ray complaint. I just can NOT stop. I try, kids… I REALLY freaking try. I put her show on and within 30 seconds, I put her on mute. Within a minute, the channel is changed. I can’t do it. I try over and over again, and over and over […]

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Well, it looks as though either my blog has been read by Fool Network execs or there are more people out there wondering where the diversity has been on the station (NOTE: There are alot of other blogs discussing how homogeneous TFN has become, not only me). Starting at the beginning of February (Feb. 2nd, […]

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Yesterday, leading companies in the EU (read: major corporate conglomerates) said that by the end of 2008, they would change their policy on advertising junk food and drink during TV shows that are geared towards children under 12. And they did this voluntarily! Well, maybe not completely voluntarily. They may have been trying to avoid […]

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Did you ever have a restaurant that you once loved and somehow, over the years, it lost its way?  Did you give that restaurant just ONE last chance, hoping that it would eventually return back to it’s former self, but it never really did? One last question, did you ever give the same restaurant a “second […]

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Just found out that another one bites the dust for the oldies (but true goodies) from the Fool Network. Sara Moulton has either been 1) asked to leave the Food Network by not having her contract renewed because she’s not K-RAZY enough, has relatively no cleavage, is actually classically trained and/or doesn’t have a tag […]

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Wish I had some cutsie Halloweenie recipe for you to kick off today, but I don’t. I’m sure there will be plenty of other food blogs that will offer you their yummy recipe for some goulish goulash or scary stew, maybe a bunch of halloween desserts. Not me, I’m taking a night off of cooking […]

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