Tagged: food


Fry a Turkey, Safely

I’M NOT SOUTHERN, BUT I LOVE FRIED TURKEY. My father-in-law (and hence the wife), turned me onto this many years ago, and now we typically fry up at least 3 turkeys every fall and winter. I took the instruction that Jim gave me in this art, refined it over the years, and have put it all down in writing so that I can pass it on. Fried is better than any roasted turkey I’ve had, and we’ve brined a few and roasted them. And it is not hard to do it safely, as long as you follow some basic procedures....

High Fructose Corn Syrup is the Tea of the Devil!  Or is it? 0

High Fructose Corn Syrup is the Tea of the Devil! Or is it?

RECENTLY, I STARTED LISTENING TO STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, a podcast by the folks at HowStuffWorks. A recent episode on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) caught my attention because it’s a hot topic in the food industry and in our family. When The Boss and I are shopping for food for Peanut, we keep an eye out for HFCS in the ingredients and avoid it as much as we can. And, of course, most of us have seen the ads recently that the Corn Refiners Association has run lately on how there’s nothing wrong with HFCS. We all know that’s...

Passionate About Food 0

Passionate About Food

I love food, which is no surprise from looking at me. My tastes range from tender aged prime rib right down to a nice bowl of stovetop neon noodles. My father always says that I don’t look at the descriptions in a restaurant, I just look at the prices and pick the most expensive. Hardly true, but an indicator that I definitely appreciate the finer things on the plate. I would go so far as to say that I am passionate about eating, but not in the way you think.