Post-Christmas kitchen musing…lifetime of cast-iron…Thanks, Granny!

So, after holidays, you gotta take stock of your kitchen equipment to prepare for future endeavors. One thing I cannot stress enough, is to take care of your pots/pans. If you have cast iron pots – you must take care of them, as they will last you a lifetime (literally!) if you do. First and Post-Christmas kitchen musing…lifetime of cast-iron…Thanks, Granny!

Kindred spirits and cutlery…

So, recently, I met a brother who just might love knives as much as I do. His exchange with an offender who just thinks you can ask a knife lover (and a chef, at that) to use one of his babies: “Let me hold your knife…” “Let me hold your girl.” “Not the same!” “Think Kindred spirits and cutlery…

You must love your friends…

Because sometimes, you get called upon to cook for them, what you cannot consume yourself. My homie John Williams (check him out at @chef_jwayne on IG and check his site JohnWaynesCatering.com) rapped with me about not being able to eat seafood but being famous for his shrimp and grits and salmon croquettes. He states that You must love your friends…

Steak – it’s not as hard as you think it is! Just put it in reverse!

I love it when my friends call me for advice on food. I absolutely love it to death, because it gets me started talking about cooking and it jumpstarts me to doing research about things that I need to know about cooking. One thing I DO absolutely know, however, is steak. I am what one Steak – it’s not as hard as you think it is! Just put it in reverse!

Today’s post…suggestions from a friend…

So, in my never ending quest for inspiration, I turned to a friend who threw out, in Food Network’s “Chopped” style, the following ingredients: Sage Rosemary Thyme Turkey thighs Onions Bacon And directed me to use my imagination. That said, I had to rack my brains  for some other ingredients, because all that clanged around Today’s post…suggestions from a friend…

Discovery…

Two discoveries…1) You CAN use cornmeal to fry chicken! The crispy crunch it provides is phenomenal! and it holds up to all manner of drizzles, sauces, etc.! Which leads us to discovery 2) – You can use store-bought BBQ sauce to drizzle over fried chicken with no shame… NOT! LIES! If you must do this, Discovery…

Not-so leftover turkey

When you get the opportunity to get a fresh turkey after Thanksgiving…You do it. The circumstances matter not. Rumor has it you can get a fresh turkey for cheap at your local Kroger’s…I suggest you beat me there, because I’m going RIGHT. NOW. Having said that…warning…food pics to come shortly after…