Archive for October, 2008

How To Make Frittata

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Autumn-atically Hungry

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

There is something about the Fall season that just screams “food!”, and there are so many great seasonal items that are available this time of year.

Root vegetables like parsnips are particularly tasty after the first frost. The sugar rushes from the green, leafy stalk to the root making them exceptionally sweet.

I also like to braise meats in the Fall. Braising is a combination cooking method of dry and moist heat, First you sear the meat until browned on both sides, then it is placed in a liquid, usually stock, and covered to cook in the oven for an extended period of time until tender.

Smoking fish in the Fall provides a great way to still get outside to do the cooking. The sweetness of the brine and the smoke from the dried wood (I like to use hickory) fills the neighborhood with delicious aromas, and offers a delicious alternative.

All in all the harvest season is definately one of my favorite times of year to cook and, of course, eat.

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