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Infusion Profusion: Game-Changing Fast ‘N Cheap Technique

August 11th, 2010 · 209 Comments · Uncategorized

By Dave Arnold You can infuse flavors into liquor (and water based things, too) almost instantly with nothing more than an iSi Cream Whipper . You can use seeds, herbs, spiced, fruits, cocoa nibs, etc. Here’s how: Put room-temperature booze into the cream whipper. Add herbs, seeds, whatever. Close the whipper and charge it with […]

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Cooking Issues Radio Live, Tuesday

August 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Cooking Issues Radio will be live on the Heritage Radio Network this Tuesday from 12pm-12:45pm EST, so please call in with questions (and win some bacon while you’re at it!): 718-496-2128. If you can’t call in, email Nastassia at lopez.nastassia@gmail.com and we’ll try to answer as many as we can. Thanks for listening and please […]

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Radio Show: Different Time, Special Guest –Dave Wondrich

August 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

by Nastassia Lopez This week’s Cooking Issues radio show will broadcast live tomorrow, Monday, from noon-12:45pm EST instead of our usual Tuesday (Itunes link here). We’ll be welcoming special guest Dave Wondrich – spirits and cocktail editor for Esquire magazine, author of many books including Imbibe, and undisputed authority on booze. Maybe we’ll hear a […]

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Our Friend Michael Batterberry Passes Away

July 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

by Dave Arnold and Nils Noren From Dave: Michael Batterberry was a giant in the food world for over forty years. Long before we Americans were interested in what chefs were up to, Michael dedicated himself to improving the stature of that profession here.  Along with his wife Ariane, he founded Food and Wine Magazine, […]

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Thank God for Potheads: New Favorite Tool in the Knife-Bag

July 27th, 2010 · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

by Dave Arnold You need to grind a small amount of spices and your mortar and pestle isn’t handy. You don’t want to clean out your pepper-mill. What are you going to do?  Those damn coffee/spice grinders do a crappy job on small quantities.  The spices just sit there under the blades.  You have to […]

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Cocktail Class

July 26th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

by Dave Arnold Hello all.  I just got back from Tales of the Cocktail, the cocktail world’s booze-soaked yearly festival in New Orleans.  I will post about the seminar I was in, The Science of Stirring, very soon.  In the mean time, if you want to learn some techno-cocktail techniques, Nils and I are doing […]

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Simple Agar Clarification: 1 Year Anniversary, Plus a Rundown of Current Clarification Techniques

July 20th, 2010 · 33 Comments · Uncategorized

by Dave Arnold Lime Juice and Simple Agar Clarification. It has been a year since quick agar clarification changed my life.   I was looking for a way to clarify lime juice without the  help of  a $15,000 rotary evaporator or a $20,000 centrifuge.   Even if you have the equipment, these techniques produce only small quantities.  […]

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Harold McGee Live on Cooking Issues Radio

July 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Cooking Issues will be live tomorrow at 12pm EST on the Heritage Radio Network  and special guest Harold McGee will be joining us via California. We’re rolling him out of bed pretty early so please make him feel welcome and call in with your questions at 718-497-2128.  It’s a great chance for those of you who aren’t […]

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The Spirit of Radio

July 12th, 2010 · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

This week’s Cooking Issues radio show will be streaming live on the Heritage Radio Network tomorrow (Tuesday) from 12pm-12:45pm EST, so remember to call in with your questions at 718-497-2128.  It makes us happy to hear your voices.  If you can’t make a call, email questions to Nastassia at nlopez@frenchculinary.com and we’ll answer them in the […]

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Giant Lobsters and Their Puny Brethren. Plus, A Wild Vegetable.

July 7th, 2010 · 19 Comments · Uncategorized

by Dave Arnold This 4th of July weekend I visited family in the town of Truro on Cape Cod –lobster country. I stopped at a local fish and lobster shop and asked the owner how big his biggest lobsters were. The answer shocked me: twenty pounds. “Do you normally get 20 pound lobsters?” I asked […]

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