Archive for November 2014

Shepherd’s Pie

Nov 27th, 2014 | By | Category: baking and desserts, blog, cook something, meat and poultry

Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage pie is a savory pie made of meat with a mashed potato crust. According to Wikipedia: The term cottage pie is known to have been in use in 1791,when the potato was being introduced as an edible crop affordable for the poor (cf. “cottage” meaning a modest dwelling for rural workers). ..The term “shepherd’s pie” did not appear until 1877.



Shopping for the Season

Nov 14th, 2014 | By | Category: show tips, the show

When it comes to cooking and eating seasonally, Chef Jack Gilmore says: Let the farmers markets be your guide.



Celebrating the Tastes of Texas (podcast + giveaway)

Nov 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Over the years, chefs have gained great notoriety. But when you talk with Jack Gilmore, chef/owner of Jack Allen’s Kitchen, he’ll tell you the focus is shifting away from chefs and onto farmers, “who are the real rock stars, for sure.” And he honors them in his new cookbook, Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Celebrating the Tastes of Texas. And you can win a copy!



Sandor Katz, a.k.a. “Sandorkraut”

Nov 7th, 2014 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His book Wild Fermentation (2003) has helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts.



Sandor Katz Has Fun with Fermentation (podcast + giveaway)

Nov 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

A fermentation renaissance taking place. Fermentation is a controlled metabolic process in which organisms like bacteria or yeast convert carbohydrates such as starches or a sugars into alcohol or acid. Hear about fermentation from a fermentation revivalist.

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