Olives and Tillys Gripes

To Brine or Not to Brine

To Brine or Not to Brine Don't make a big to-do about the turkey; brine it, put it in the oven, and don't think about it again. Ruth Reichl Thomas Jefferson wrote: "On a hot day in Virginia, I know ...
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When it’s Good to Lie

When it's Good to Lie “MOTHER: It's broccoli, dear. CHILD: I say it's spinach, and I say the hell with it.” E.B.White (1899-1985) Cartoon caption in the ‘New Yorker’ Yep, you read that title correct it is good to lie ...
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This is not NASCAR

This is not NASCAR "A kitchen knife cannot carve its own handle." – Korean Proverb For those of you who watch anyone of the cooking channels either on your television or stream link through your computer pay close attention to ...
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Brains Really

“I want order and taste.  A well-displayed meal is enhanced one hundred percent in my eyes.” Antonin Careme (1783-1833) Now, folks he has done it again. Who, am I talking about? Apicius. That damn ancient Roman. I was going to ...
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Death, Destruction and Mayhem

Death, Destruction and Mayhem No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize. Have any of y’all ever wondered why the dinner hour is the most violent part of our day? Have any of your family members ran to the ...
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