the appetizer:

Kate on Molecular Gastronomy in Chicago, Homemade Pet Food, a Ceramic Mandolin, her latest cookbook and spring recipes for May.

Kate Heyhoe
Kate's Global Kitchen

Wrap Your Lips (and Hands)
Around These Tasty Nibbles

by Kate Heyhoe


Celebrate May with spicy Cinco de Mayo fiestas, Mother's Day menus and gifts, pet food (and human) recipes, and Kate's report on mad science chef Homaro Cantu, from the IACP conference in Chicago....

These are beets?
(Cantu's Beet with Bacon, at Moto)

Cantu Sends International
Food Writers into Orbit

As a poster-child for culinary techno-pop, Homaro Cantu (who defeated Food Network's Iron Chef Morimoto) generates opinions as varied and extreme as his cooking techniques, which feature lasers, flash-freezing, centrifuges, ion particle guns, liquid nitrogen, oxymoronic foams, effervescent proteins, and wafting smoke or herb-aroma as olfactory stimulants. In Cantu's world "Cooking is anything you plug in a wall," adding that "cooking is a transfer of heat, or energy." Read more about Homaro Cantu...

Our Koko Bunny is a
picky eater...for a dog

Recipes for Fido and Fluffy

Worried about what to feed your pet, given the recent pet food recalls? with four cats and two dogs, our household is lucky to have survived unscathed; we're all still fat and happy. If you're thinking of cooking your own pet food, try these sample recipes from Liz Palika, author of The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook: Homemade Goodies for Man's Best Friend and The Ultimate Cat Treat Cookbook: Homemade Goodies for Finicky Felines. For Cats: Chicken, Salmon, and Egg Cat Food and For Dogs: Chicken and Sweet Potato Dog Food. Read more about Pet Recipes...

Tool Tip: Ceramic Mandolin

Wide Julienne Slicer Mandolin Ceramic knives last almost forever without sharpening, and so do ceramic-bladed graters and peelers. Kyocera makes all three. (If you've ever wrestled with a worn-out, rusted peeler, you'll appreciate a ceramic-bladed tool). New on the market: Kyocera's Wide Julienne Slicer Mandolin. With 1/8-inch wide teeth, the tool juliennes and string-cuts carrots, daikon, potatoes and other vegetables in a snap. It features a safety handguard, slip-preventing notches that fit over bowl rims, is dishwasher-safe, and is flat enough to slide into a drawer or be hung on the wall. Comes in various colors (I love the bright grass green one).

Buy a Wide Julienne Slicer Mandolin.

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

Order Kate's newest book!

Kate's Stubb's Bar-B-Q Cookbook
Gets More Tasty Reviews

See what independent readers are saying at Amazon, along with this tasty report from Publisher's Weekly: "...who could resist a bowlful of smoky, salty Black Eyed Peas 'n' Bacon or a square of Cheddar Corn Bread, which packs a little corn sweetness and a serious jalapeno punch? From appetizers to entrees to sides and salads, almost every tasty-looking recipe begs to be tried..."

Check out The Stubb's Bar-B-Q Cookbook by Kate Heyhoe and sample the recipes (try and buy!). It's finger lickin' great!

Saturday Summer Strata

What to Eat This Month

Chicken of the Month

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