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Home Plate May 2011

Photograph by Jon 'ShakataGaNai' Davis

How to Grill the Perfect Chicken

In school, you receive “extra credit” when you go above and beyond what is necessary. For some reason, people also apply this to cooking chicken. Since grilling season is upon us, I feel the need to s... more »

May 31, 2011 12:33 PM Home

A Guide to Soy Sauce

One of the frequent questions I get asked when teaching cooking class is “Do I need different kind of soy sauce for Asian cooking?” The answer is both yes and no, depending on what you're cooking. In ... more »

May 24, 2011 3:59 PM Home

Cleaning Your Dishwasher (No, it Doesn't Clean Itself)

All I can say is yuck. I’m talking about my dishwasher. Maybe you are ahead of me on this one (and I pray that you are) but as a public service announcement, I have to share this with you: You need to... more »

May 17, 2011 9:57 AM Home

Make Your Own Pineapple Topping

For the past couple of weeks my family had been in the mood for fresh pineapple, so I happily obliged. I have the pineapple pieces ready by the time the kids get home from school. They make a great sn... more »

May 12, 2011 3:01 PM Home

Cinco de Mayo Margaritas and Sangrias

Let’s face it—for most of us, Cinco de Mayo is all about the drinks. Sure, you need something to soak up the alcohol so you throw in some tacos or fajitas, but what you are really celebrating are the ... more »

May 3, 2011 9:30 AM Home