Whole Grain Beer Mustard: Exploring The Scientific Reaction of Mustard Seeds and Mustard Powder

Whole Grain Beer Mustard: Exploring The Scientific Reaction of Mustard Seeds and Mustard Powder

I used to hate mustard. I used to hate a lot of bitter and sour tastes – pickles, sauerkraut (which I’m still working on) and just about anything that made my lips pucker and my eyes squint. If you did too, you’ll love this whole grain beer mustard. It starts out sweet from honey and… 

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On the Shelf: 7 Food and Cooking Books to Check Out

On the Shelf: 7 Food and Cooking Books to Check Out

What’s on your culinary bookshelf? Lately I’ve spent less time creating recipes and more time with my nose stuck between the pages of dictionaries, manuals, science articles and everything I can get my hands on that relates to food. Lucky for me, the Indianapolis Public Library has a wealth of cookbooks with everything from food… 

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Tuscan White Bean and Swiss Chard Soup 2

Tuscan White Bean and Swiss Chard Soup

Ah, soup season is finally upon us and the first recipe I made this season is my quick and easy Tuscan White Bean and Swiss Chard soup. This recipe was originally posted in November 2012, when I was more or less sharing what I enjoy about cooking than focusing on the “why” of a recipe…. 

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Shrimp Harvest Kid

The County Road Leads to Shrimp: Exploring the Wenning Family Shrimp Harvest 2014

How many times have you been to a shrimp harvest? Wait, let me ask this another way. For those of you who live in Indiana, how many times have you been to a shrimp harvest in Indiana? If your answer was zero, I’ll bet you also didn’t know there are 10 shrimp farms in Indiana! Yes,… 

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Sous Vide Short Ribs on Potatoes 3

72 Hour Sous Vide Short Ribs

If 72 hours sounds like far too long to wait for your food to cook, then turn around now and go grab a fast food hamburger. But if you love food, and I mean truly love food to the point where you are thinking about it, learning how to make it and always on the search… 

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Sun King Brewing and Solemn Oath Brewery - Image Courtesy Sun King's Instagram

30 Minute Coma: Profile of Sun King and Solemn Oath Collaboration Beer + CANvitational Ticket Giveaway

CANvitational is back for its second year as the Midwest’s largest canned craft beer festival on Saturday, September 20 in downtown Indianapolis and I have the scoop on a new collaboration beer you do not want to miss. Presented by Sun King Brewing, CANvitational was created as a homage to craft beer in a can,… 

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The Five French Mother Sauces - Bechamel and Variations (made for Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Poblanos)

The Five French Mother Sauces – Bechamel and Variations (made for Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Poblanos)

If you love macaroni and cheese as much as I do (and most Americans), then you have probably tried making it several ways in search of the creamiest macaroni and cheese. Every person I speak with has a different idea of how to make the BEST mac and cheese, but I am going to go… 

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Duck Bolognese: Exploring a Classic Meat Sauce with a New Twist

Duck Bolognese: Exploring a Classic Meat Sauce with a New Twist

Have you had the pleasure of tasting a bolognese sauce? If you are a meat eater, bolognese sauce was made for you. I’m going to explain what it is, why it is so delicious and how I have transformed the classic recipe by using ground duck instead of beef. What is bolognese? First and foremost,… 

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A Fork in the Road - Solid Gold Eats

A Fork in the Road

Just like the title of this post says, I’m at a fork in the road. Lately I have struggled with what it means to develop recipes for the public. Recipes can be inspiration. When you need a guide for cooking something you know little about, recipes are handy. They provide you with a guide. But when… 

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