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Nothing Says Love Quite Like Home-Canned Giardiniera

PJ and I enjoy nachos. We have our own versions, and one of them is to simply take corn chips and grated cheese, broil the cheese down onto the chips, then top with chopped giardiniera. (I often include some candied jalapeño slices, just for kicks.) Store-bought giardiniera is good, and we’ve found some varieties that […]

Time for Tomatoes!

Okay, maybe not quite. But we need to prepare for the day, coming soon, when best of summer comes in by the bushel: Home-grown tomatoes. (Perhaps you think of sweet corn as the best summer has to offer? That’s a close second; dangerously close.)

I notice that plum (Roma) tomatoes are showing up in quantity in […]

Lent’s Here! Time for More Fish…

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2012»

Nashville, Tennessee isn’t known as a center for fine cuisine; no, music tops the list. However, there are sure some fine places to eat there. One is Arnold’s Country Kitchen, which serves Southern fare in a no-nonsense, casual (some say “almost a dive”) atmosphere, right downtown. […]

Here’s a Dinner You Can Make When You’re Too Tired to Cook

I know, life’s hard and you get home tired; traffic’s been a bear, the weather’s cold, and everybody’s hungry. Cooking is such a chore then, even if all it involves is punching the button on the microwave. Well, here’s a simple soup you can fix that doesn’t take any more effort than that, really. Well, […]

World’s Quickest Bar Guide, Now Available For Kindle

It’s the publishing event you’ve all been waiting for! The Chile Underground is pleased to announce that our sister organization, White Jade Books, has finally gotten off the dime produced its first electronic book concerning food and drink: The World’s Quickest Bar Guide, exclusively for Amazon’s Kindle. If you’re a Prime customer with Amazon you […]

It’s Wednesday, and I’m About to Join the e-Published…

I’ve got a short cookbook about ready for publication. Not as a paper item, though; for the Amazon Kindle. I’m trying that out first, to learn the ropes and see how it goes. Once I know more about exact publication date, etc., I’ll let you know so you can get a bajillion copies and vault […]

More Soups and Stews Than You Can Shake a Spoon At…

My wife enjoys the magazine “Real Simple.” The part I read involves cooking and recipes. That’s gotten me to take a look at (and finally bookmark) the Real Simple website.

To show you some of the great ideas shown over there, here’s a link to their 45 Savory Soups and Stews. Yep, that’s right; 45 soups […]

Two Cookbooks for Christmas: A First Look

Because of varied and incompatible schedules the Elves of the Underground held an early gift exchange (by invitation only; sorry if yours got lost in the Christmas mail rush) for select portions of the Clan. I was the winner (of course), as I got a couple of very fine cookbooks from Deniz, Paula Jo’s […]