Lamb Carnitas Tacos

We just heard back from the lamb folks… and unfortunately our most awesome Barbacoa Lamb didn’t win. The winning recipe for DC involves Indian spice and sounds pretty good. Thats ok, we still love lamb and had a blast. It was a seriously good recipe and you should try it. However, it wasn’t the only [...]
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Citrusy Lamb Barbacoa

Sometimes good things don’t have to come to an end. Carolyn and I were quite happy to hear from the Tri-Lamb Group that the Lamb Supper Club was going to continue and they were going to up the ante by adding a contest! This time, instead of providing us with a seasonal recipe, lamb and [...]
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FFS: Japanese Beer

Aside from Kirin, Asahi and Sapporo, you don’t see much Japanese beer in the US. This is unfortunate, because Japan has a great craft beer culture. Every now and then, you can find Hitachino beer, but I have never been bold enough to fork over the $8 it cost for a bottle. Lucky for me, I came across a [...]
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FFS: Easy Japanese Food

One of the interesting things I came across while at the Fancy Food Show, were a couple of interesting Japanese products that make cooking easier. I am fan of Japanese cooking, and since we have the awesome Hana Japanese Market around the corner I have no excuse for taking shortcuts. That said, it is better [...]
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Fancy Food Show 2012

I have finally downloaded and digested the experience that is the Fancy Food Show. While the show is usually in NYC, for the past 2 years it was down here in DC. I covered and wrote about last years show. It was a totally overwhelming event. This year I arrived better prepared ( and wasn’t stuck in [...]
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How to Bake Artisan Bread After Work

Good bread takes time. There are lots of techniques and tools that can help take the labor out of making bread, but I have yet to come across a method that lets you speed up making a crusty loaf of artisan style bread. That is because it takes a while for the bacteria and enzymes [...]
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I Heart Seltzer – A SodaStream Review

I am a big fan of seltzer and consume a fair amount of it in a week. Every where you go these days you see displays for SodaStream, so of course I was intrigued. For those of you who are not familiar, SodaStream is a gadget which lets you make seltzer at home. They also [...]
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Eat Cookies For Charity

Share Our Strength is a great organization work to help child hunger. Between last weekend and this coming weekend there are going to be bakesales across the country as part of the Great American Bakesale. Check to see if there is one near you, hopefully you didn’t miss it! I am posting because I contributed [...]
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Lamb Supper Club: The B-Side

Lamb is of course the focus of our Lamb Supper Clubs. However, the apps, sides, desserts and drinks have all been getting more and more elaborate each time. Our final one, where we served Braised Lamb Shanks, was no exception. This time we had two fabulous batches of bread, which were absolutely critical for sopping [...]
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Lamb Supper Club: Braised Lamp Shank

I suppose it is only appropriate that the Tri-Lamb Group arranged for three Lamb Suppers. I am sad that we have reached the end though. Unlike the Godfather, the final chapter of this trilogy may have been the best! The Braised Lamb Shank is an excellent winter recipe. The dish is warming and hearty, and [...]
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