Sunday Dinners Articles

For Occasional Use Only

By • October 9, 2012 • 22 Comments

For Occasional Use Only

This is the nineteenth installment of Sunday Dinners, a biweekly column from our own Tom Hirschfeld featuring his gorgeous photography, stunning Indiana farm, and mouthwatering family meals.

Today: Tom ponders both his sanity and his broken stove, with a Sunday dinner menu of Chicken and Tofu with Celery and Cashews, White Rice, Sort of Jiro-Style, and FrancesRenHuang's Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans.

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Sunday Steak with French Butter

By • September 25, 2012 • 19 Comments

Sunday Steak with French Butter

This is the eighteenth installment of Sunday Dinners, a biweekly column from our own Tom Hirschfeld featuring his gorgeous photography, stunning Indiana farm, and mouthwatering family meals.

Today: Tom shares his life lessons in cooking the perfect steak (hint: butter is the key), with recipes for Pan-seared Porterhouse Steaks with Maitre d' Butter, Long-Cooked Romano Beans with Pancetta, and Jamie Oliver's Genius Smoked Beets.

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Raw Materials

By • June 5, 2012 • 16 Comments

Raw Materials

Today: Tom muses on the raw materials of the kitchen and why he cooks over a plate of Ham-Cured Goose Legs with Butter-Poached Peas and Carrots.

Just the other day, my dad was leaning against the fence watching the chickens do what chickens do while I knelt nearby, weeding some rogue arugula out from around the grapes. All the while, we engaged in a round of small talk.

Soon enough, the conversation turned to the chickens.

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