Lacquered Bacon from A Real American Breakfast

Lacquered Bacon from A Real American Breakfast

In the age of Ikea, few of us make furniture from scratch anymore. And when was the last time you used lacquer? I was a teenager and I was just sniffing, not finishing furniture at all. You will be sniffing here, too. Suzi and I began playing with our bacon a few...
Curried Butternut Squash Samosas with Tamarind Chutney

Curried Butternut Squash Samosas with Tamarind Chutney

  Sometimes you have to fry. I know, it can create a mess and the aroma lingers and no one wants to clean up that mess. Still, there are dishes where there is no option but boiling oil. If the payoff, the taste, is good enough, then all that effort will be...