How to Cut a Pineapple like a Pro

How to Cut a Pineapple like a Pro

Learning how to cut a pineapple is one of the great joys of kitchen knifedom. You weld your samurai-like blade to separate the spiny crown and prickly skin from the sweet, juicy fruit, and you feel exhilarated. But you must use a sharp knife. Otherwise it’s pure

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Shallot Confit — Flavor-Up Your Kitchen

Shallot Confit — Flavor-Up Your Kitchen

I’m a huge fan of shallots and I’m also a huge fan of cooking simple but tasty. And I’m learning one of the secrets of cooking simple-but-tasty is having a battery of condiments or garnishes or whatever-you-want-to-call in your pantry to flavor-up simple dishes. So when I

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Breaded Chicken Cutlets — Simple but Irresistible

Breaded Chicken Cutlets — Simple but Irresistible

I realize breaded chicken cutlets are terribly passe, but doggone it, they are scrumptious-deli-o-cious and conceptually simple. And if you have a picky eater in your family—such as mine who may well the pickiest in the Western hemisphere—breaded chicken cutlets are going to solve your problem. The

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