In L.A., it is illegal to compost things not generated on site. You would think it wouldn't matter, but people have been fined for it.
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Most people take their maiden turkey voyage surrounded by friends and family. But no one wants to eat turkey a week early. So it was just me and the bird.
It looked easy enough: pickling red onions makes them absolutely wonderful for sandwiches and salads... But first, they have to be sliced. As an onion-sensitive individual I have tried several tricks.
Here's the problem: Desserts can be a tough sell at social events -- or rather casual social events.
Instructions can be hard to follow, so I have to assume they can be hard to write as well.
Recently, Bon Appetit asked me to spend 10 hours smoking a beef brisket. Yes. Ten. it takes a village to make this brisket. Or at least an entire family. In this case, the Moloney family.
I am cooking my way through Bon Appetit's Top 100 Dishes. There have been successes. There have been failures. There has been nothing at the level of this pie.
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