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Recipes: Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Spicy (or Maybe Not So Much?) Pork Shoulder Results

Last weekend, just before the holiday, I gave a call out on Facebook, Twitter, and in this blog asking for folks to participate in a recipe test for Spicy Pulled Pork Shoulder. WOW. I was overwhelmed with the response! So many people responded. Thank you so much! I was blown away. The results were overwhelmingly… Read more »

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Spicy Pork Shoulder: Recipe Testing for Basic to Brilliant, Y’all

My next cookbook, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: Recipes and Recollections of a Southern Culinary Journey is the lead book for Ten Speed for Fall 2011. The concept is much like my first book – simple basic recipes with accessible ingredients. I’ll have the same smattering of stories about Mama, Meme, Martha – my travels around… Read more »

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Alphabet Soup: IACP, PDX, PRS, and SPA!!

Had a GREAT week in Portland for IACP, but am in serious need of a bike ride, yoga, and some real exercise, not to mention a hardcore deep tissue massage to remove the gnarly gremlin that has moved into my shoulder blade from toting too much heavy luggage. It’s mean. Mean and mad. AWESOME food…. Read more »

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Guest Cook: Slow Cooker Beef Stew on pauladeen.com

Hi there – Hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We had a very nice time. It was very bittersweet because this was our last holiday at the family home. I’ve been taking lots of pictures. I think I will miss the pond the most. It is truly, truly one of my favorite places… Read more »

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Summer Sunflower Celebration & Mustard Crusted Pork Loin

After the maelstrom of controversy my last post created about Julia/Julie and food writing, I think perhaps this week I need to go with soft, warm, and fuzzy. Something along the lines of sunflowers, baby lambs, and harvesting mint from a crystal clear burbling mountain stream. I still stand by what I wrote. It certainly… Read more »

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