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    I have read a few comments made by pro chefs and home cooks alike about beef and cattle that has encouraged my to write this article about the myths associated with cattle grown in the US.  Please bear with me as I am not a professional writer nor am I experienced in writing articles. Before I...
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    I came to a conclusion this weekend. I am terrible at keeping friends. It's not that I am a mean or vile person. I am very personable and make friends quite easily, but I am terrible at keeping long term friendships alive. I have moved around alot in my life, both somewhat as a kid and more so...
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    Sometimes, I'm not so smart. This is sometimes true even when I haven't been drinking. Take this post, for example. I was planning on posting this recipe last night, but in my excitement I made up my sandwich and ate it before I remembered to shoot a picture of it. Luckily I had plenty of beef...
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    I think everyone should keep a package or 2 of puff pastry in their freezer, ready to use at a moment's notice. I'm not talking about homemade puff pastry, but the stuff you can find in most grocery store freezers. Sure, the store bought stuff doesn't compare with the rich, buttery flakiness of...
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    Why go out and pay $45 for a steak? Do it yourself and save some money. Heck you can mess it up three times and you'll still be ahead. Here is a method for doing steak on your stovetop. I cut the steaks out of what we in the business call an 0x1. This is a whole strip (loin) like the kind...
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    A few years ago I received a food dehydrator that I wrote a review for, here on Chef Talk. While it isn't a piece of equipment that I pull out often I do pull it out occasionally, usually to make fruit leather for my daughter, but has my wife is a big fan of jerky I do occasionally pull it out...
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    Short ribs are delicious. They take a bit more work than a steak, but there is so much flavour that it's totally worth it. If you don't know what short ribs are, you can take a look at this site for a quick and dirty explanation. short ribs do best when cooked low and slow and in some sort of...
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    Comprehending all the different cuts of beef can be a little confusing. For example, did you know that a strip steak, New York strip, Kansas City steak, club steak, shell steak, and top loin steak all come from the same section of beef? Who wouldn't be confused with such jargon? The diagram...
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    by: Chef Jim Berman "They are a hash smoking culture" Robin Williams quipped, "and anybody who is a friend of the hooka [hash smoking pipe], knows Pop Tarts are exactly what you want". Robin Williams was explaining the reasoning why hunger relief included Pop Tarts in the air-drops for the...
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