Food Education

Making Coffee at Home – French Press

Making Coffee at Home – French Press

Ah, the French Press. Much debate on origin of the name, but it is universally accepted as one of the premier coffee brewing methods. Using a coarse grind, the hot water pulls on each ground, extracting premium flavor and a strong and robust cup. Following […]

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Making Tea at Home – Matcha

Making Tea at Home – Matcha

Matcha is essentially a powdered green tea. It originated in China and spread via buddhist monks to Japan where it gained popularity. In China, this powdered form of tea fell out of popularity, but had continued to be produced on a small scale. Deveining the […]

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Making Coffee at Home – Chemex

Making Coffee at Home – Chemex

Personally, I think a pour-over method is the best way to drink coffee on the weekends. A little more care, a little slower pace, and a whole lot more flavor than the commuter cup of coffee we have become accustomed to. The Chemex is one […]

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Homemade Pancetta – “Italian-Style Bacon”

Homemade Pancetta – “Italian-Style Bacon”

You have heard me before talking about the merits of curing, fermenting, and preparing a pantry, and ultimately a life on your own while leaning less on the big stores and more on tried-and-true, multi-generational recipes based on a combination of flavor and survival. I […]

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Gin – A Brief History and the 5 Gin Drinks You Should Know

Gin – A Brief History and the 5 Gin Drinks You Should Know

Little nips of whisky, little drops of gin, Make a lady wonder where on earth she’s bin – Anonymous Gin – Iconic Beverage Outside of whiskey, Gin may be enjoying the greatest renaissance in recent memory. Dozens of boutique distillers are popping up everywhere here […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

Corned Beef and Cabbage – A Brief History and How To

St. Patrick’s day in America is special. It’s is the only day where everyone claims the same heritage, unequivocally consumes more alcohol than even New Year’s, and people are willing to eat corned beef and cabbage. Rich, poor, red, yellow, black and white, we are […]

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Brief History of the Black and Tan

Brief History of the Black and Tan

One of the iconic beverages for those that either are, or wish they were of Irish descent, the Black and Tan, represents all that is right with beer and wrong with British rule. The History – In Brief When the Irish were trying to desperately […]

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Home Cured Pastrami

Home Cured Pastrami

While on my ongoing journey to try and do just a little more each year ourselves, meaning, cure, ferment, prep, and grow foods that we can now easily get at the supermarket, I found a book that gave me the confidence to cure more and […]

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Your Guide to Chopsticks

Your Guide to Chopsticks

Chopsticks. Those frustrating yet fun tools for the eater. Whether you are eating at the lame Panda Express (tastes good but still lame), the “next level” Asian restaurant (think Chinese Dragon in Spokane, or any other predominantly-Anglo town), or even the ethnic Asian (a la […]

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The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

I wanted to reload this HH as it has been almost 3 years since I last talked about it and let’s just say a few of these beverages have been consumed since then.  I have read several books during this same stretch on the history […]

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