The Perfect Score: A Can of Heady Topper and Some “Pok Pok” Wings

Getting your hands on a can of Heady Topper is almost as difficult as finding a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.  This world-class American Double IPA comes from The Alchemist in Waterbury, Vermont.  And it’s not exported. They ran out of it at the Emmy’s, causing a media uproar.  And bartenders have been known to…

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Eggplant Two Ways

Instead of zucchini coming out of my ears, this summer’s weekly veggie share has brought me an over-abundance of aubergines.  Purple, white, yellow, green and multi-colored!  A virtual rainbow of eggplants in all shapes and sizes. But what to do with them all.  Frying was an obvious choice, especially with the very ripe Heirloom and…

Wild About Wings

The tome had been taunting me.  Daring me to test one of the multi-step procedures to see if, in fact, incorporating scientific principles could generate an ethereal dining experience.  So I decided to conquer my fears of new cooking techniques and try some recipes. Experimenting first with sous vide buffalo wings in Modernist Cuisine seemed…