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Showing posts with label Grilled Meats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grilled Meats. Show all posts

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Perfect Turkey Burger with a little help from Cook’s Illustrated



         I am sure you’re aware of “Cook’s Illustrated” that quirky and incomparable publication presided over by a man named Christopher Kimball.  Mr. Kimball is the quintessential Vermonter and his practicality is evident on every page of his strictly-no-advertising-that’s-why-it-costs-$30-a year magazine.  Personally, its attention to detail and minutiae is fascinating although I could live without some of the “Quick Tips” which readers send in. In the most recent issue these include suggestions like using coffee filters to oil a grill grate and shoe organizers to store spices. On the other hand, the product reviews for everything from non-stick cookware to hot sauce are invaluable.  And then, of course, there is the length the Cook’s Illustrated Test Kitchen goes to perfecting recipes for everything from crab cakes to apple pan dowdy.  Take, for instance, their recent examination of the Turkey Burger.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Grilled Veal Chops, Tomatoes and Onions with Morel Cream Sauce



        I confess.  I don’t have that primal urge to grill every piece of meat I come across in the summer.  I don’t think every single thing tastes better when it’s emerged from a session with smoke and fire over charcoal.  I sometimes wonder if grilling is the obsession it is because it gets the man of the house to help with the cooking all summer long.  Then again, it does get you out of the house and keeps the heat out of the kitchen.  And my second confession is this: I think part of my problem with grilling is that I haven’t necessarily grilled the right way.