Final Dessert from Alinea

In August, we experienced the magic that is Alinea in Chicago. Thanks to someone on YouTube, you can see what the final dessert looked like during preparation. YouTube – Alinea – Chocolate Finale Dessert

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How Often Should You Flip a Burger?

A fascinating look at the ongoing argument of burger flipping. I’ve always been a nervous flipper, myself. The answer to the ‘how often?’ question may surprise you. The Burger Lab: How Often Should You Flip a Burger? | A Hamburger Today

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Chili Day at Work

So my chili rides shotgun. I think I’ll call it ‘Shotgun Chili’. Update: Wooo! My chili was judged the best (and hottest) chili. Yes, this doesn’t really mean anything, but it was nice to hear.

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Maximizing Your Buffet Dollars

… and shortening your lifespan. There are many things to consider here. Some are out to “get their money’s worth” by ingesting the most amount of the costliest items. Others would like to sample small amounts of dozens of different dishes. While still others may want to eat as much of their favorite item as […]

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The ‘Best’ Way to Cook a Thick Steak

According to this one author, it’s in a skillet, over medium heat. With butter. Okay, so here’s the Ducasse method of making a rib steak, as interpreted by me. This is a 45-minute process, assuming you start with a steak that has been allowed to come up to room temperature or that at least has […]

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