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Cooking Issues Radio Live, Tuesday

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Howdy, Cooking Issues Radio will be broadcasting live on the Heritage Radio Network, today, Tuesday from 12pm – 1pm EST.   Call in your cooking issues questions live at 718-497-2128, or email Nastassia at lopez.nastassia@gmail.com and we’ll try to answer as many questions as possible. Thanks so much for listening, The Cooking Issues Team

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Turning Water into Wine: Legal Distillation

September 27th, 2010 · 39 Comments · Uncategorized

by Dave Arnold For years I have been distilling illegally in my rotary evaporator because the products are delicious. I don’t feel bad about being a scofflaw — our distillation laws are preposterous. Distillation is defined in the United States as any process that separates ethanol from an ethanol-containing mixture. Unless you are licensed, distillation […]

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Cooking Issues Radio, Pre-Recorded Sunday

September 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

This Tuesday, Dave will be preoccupied with the French Culinary Institute’s Sous Vide Intensive Course, so this week’s Cooking Issues Radio Show will be pre-recorded tomorrow (Sunday).  Email questions to Nastassia at lopez.nastassia@gmail.com and we’ll answer as many as possible.  Or call in to the show from 2pm-3pm EST at 718-497-2128 (you can hear yourself when we […]

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Cocktail Science in General:Part 2 of 2

September 8th, 2010 · 25 Comments · Uncategorized

by Dave Arnold This, then, is the second part of the mega cocktail science post. For the science of ice, temperature and dilution, see Part 1. Here I’ll deal with proper temperature, proper dilution, and the different qualities of shaken and stirred drinks. I will also talk about good batching techniques, and then you’ll get, […]

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Live Tuesday, Cooking Issues Radio

September 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Cooking Issues will be broadcasting live on the Heritage Radio Network tomorrow (Tuesday) from noon to 12:45 EST.  We’ll answer all of your cooking issues via phone and/or email. Give us a call at the Heritage studio at 718-497-2128 or email Nastassia at lopez.nastassia@gmail.com and we’ll answer as many questions as we can. Thanks for listening! […]

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Cocktail Science in General: Part 1 of 2

September 2nd, 2010 · 28 Comments · Uncategorized

by Dave Arnold. At this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, Eben Klemm, beverage director for BR Guests restaurants and the author of The Cocktail Primer: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Drink; Thomas Waugh, bartender extraordinaire at Death & Co; and I did a seminar called The Science of Stirring –a follow-up […]

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An Update

September 1st, 2010 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

by Nastassia Lopez A quick update on what’s happening around the lab (and apologies for the dearth of posts) — Dave is currently putting the finishing touches on his Cocktail Stirring piece. Interns have been crisping up beaver tails, playing with minerals, and working on new infusion techniques. The New Yorker’s Michael Schulman talked to Dave last week about the […]

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Cooking Issues Radio Live, Tuesday

August 23rd, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Cooking Issues will be broadcasting live on the Heritage Radio Network tomorrow (Tuesday) from noon to 12:45 EST.  No special guests; just Dave answering all of your cooking issues via phone and/or email. Give him a call at the Heritage studio at 718-497-2128 or email Nastassia at lopez.nastassia@gmail.com and we’ll answer as many questions as we […]

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Cooking Issues Radio with Special Guest Jeffrey Steingarten

August 16th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

by Nastassia Lopez Cooking Issues will be live on the Heritage Radio Network tomorrow (Tuesday) from 12pm-12:45pm EST with special guest, and good friend, Jeffrey Steingarten. Steingarten has been the food critic for Vogue Magazine since 1989, is the author of several must-read books on food and eating, and sits at the judges table on the Food Network’s Iron Chef. Dave […]

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New Zoo Review: Cooking Odd Meats

August 13th, 2010 · 69 Comments · Uncategorized

by Dave Arnold Czimer’s Meats, outside of Chicago, specializes in hard to find meats.  We ordered up some beaver,  yak, a whole raccoon, some bear, and a lion steak. Lion? It is illegal in the US to sell wild hunted game, so how does Czimer’s get these meats? Some of Czimer’s meats, like Yak, are […]

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