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Twenty/20 Project: Conclusion

Day 20: Conclusion. This experience has been…illuminating. I learned so much more than the “twenty” techniques and ingredients as presented in this book. It’s been quite transformative, and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. It helped that I had so many people who commented both on here and on Facebook and… Continue reading Twenty/20 Project: Conclusion

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Twenty/20: The Dinner Party

This could have easily been titled: “Why you should never make dinner party plans while half in the bag during New Year’s Eve“. First things first: The Dinner Party Plan: My husband and I went out for New Year’s Eve with some friends of ours. All six of us went to a local wine bar… Continue reading Twenty/20: The Dinner Party

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Twenty/20 Project: Grill

Day 17: Grill Special Note for this Section: This entry in particular will get special attention as I hosted a dinner party for this recipe. I will follow my previously laid-out template for this entry, telling you my impression of the introductory essay. However, for the recipe itself, and the evolution of this dinner party,… Continue reading Twenty/20 Project: Grill

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Twenty/20 Project: Poach

Day 16: Poach My Impression: Poaching is a technique that I have always associated with eggs…and little else. Sure, I’m well aware that you can use poaching as a cooking method for a variety of things, but not unlike my thoughts of braising in relation to meat, I just had a habit of not thinking… Continue reading Twenty/20 Project: Poach

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Twenty/20 Project: Braise

Day 15: Braise My Impression: This was an interesting section for me in more ways than one. First and foremost, Ruhlman does a nice job here covering exactly what it means to braise something – whether it’s vegetables or a cut of meat – because there can be a bit of confusion when discussing this… Continue reading Twenty/20 Project: Braise