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I'll Eat You First

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2013 | 5:03 PM

"Is it healthy?"

No matter how often the Foodcommander, in his capacity as a chef for private dinner parties, finds himself confronted with this question, he will always be unable to conceal a frown; at the very least, he will slightly raise one cocked eyebrow.

For...

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The Art of Overdoing It

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 12:43 PM

The Foodcommander is a big champion of simplicity when it comes to food. The eternal lightness of being -- in the kitchen -- is a delightful invention of the 20th century, and it works -- for people with savoir-faire.

Every now and then, however, comes a time...

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Relent To These Lentils

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 8:38 AM

This being the season of comfort food, The FOODCOMMANDER proposes a simple wintery dish of rice and red lentils, so easy and fast to make and so comforting in flavor and overall wholesomeness that you might resolve to make it once a week as a vegetarian respite from other omnivore...

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Hangovers Are Not Just For Bachelors

(2) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 6:48 PM

The Foodcommander is well aware of the old New York City motto, "work hard, party hard." Any big city deserving its number of inhabitants ought to have a pleasantly excessive nightlife but, arguably, a reawakening of the other brain might be in order to coincide with the rising...

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The Foodcommander's Aphorisms Of 2012

(2) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 11:49 PM

- Don't ask what your ingredients can do for you, ask what you can do with your ingredients.
- As a general approach, look no further than Pablo Picasso for guidance: "You must always work not just within but below your means. If you can handle...

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Sweet, Sweet Sauerkraut

(2) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 12:30 AM

Contrary to common belief, sauerkraut is not a national German dish. It's considered a traditional specialty in many regions and countries, including Alsace, Poland, Russia, and... the United States.

Preparations thereof vary greatly. Americans don't seem to mind the watered-down sauerkraut glop that's all-too frequently topping their beloved, guilt-laden...

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The Way The Foodcommander's Cookie Crumbles

(7) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 2:29 PM

Once, during a trip across this land, The Foodcommander was served warm chocolate chip cookies on a Midwest Airlines flight. The acrid smell of artificial butter flavoring and cloying imitation chocolate extract was wafting through the coach cabin whose extra-wide seats suddenly seemed less a generous...

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Tips From The Thanksgiving Command Center

(3) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 7:50 AM

Thanksgiving is approaching and once again, despite the annual avalanche of "new" or "tried and true" recipes, millions of turkeys will be served overcooked and under-seasoned, yams and cranberry sauces will come out of cans, gravies will be made out of a powder, and store-bought pies will be stealthily placed...

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