Grilling Temperatures for Steak from Virgil’s Barbecue

Grilling Temperatures for Steak from Virgil’s Barbecue

At Virgils’s Barbecue in Times Square in New York City, they do thousands of pounds of meat each and every day. Maybe more barbecue than you will do in your lifetime, or at least one busy summer. The question arises: how do I know if my meat is done, especially...
Cooking Corn in the Microwave

Cooking Corn in the Microwave

Here's a reminder from a past post here, a fast, easy way to cook corn and deal with all that mess from husking and watching the corn silk float about the room. You find silk strands in your kitchen for days, don't you? Or, if you shuck outside, you walk back...
To Weigh Or Not To Weigh, That Is The Questions

To Weigh Or Not To Weigh, That Is The Questions

    “Can you weigh that, please?” Suzen asked me. We were making a cake. I had the cup already filled with brown sugar. There were two ways to think about her request: pain in the ass or a wise measure. Since it was my wife asking me, it was a wise measure....
On Making Meringue

On Making Meringue

Meringue is a wonder to behold. Those egg whites can bloom in volume over 8 times on their own, and more when you add sugar. Who first created meringues? That’s a question with multiple answers. The Swiss lay claim, of course, and the French. The chef of a...