Virgil on April 27, 2010

Normally, when I do duck, I butcher the duck, cut out the breasts, get all the skin/fat (leaving skin on the breasts, of course), render all the skin/fat and make confit from the  legs and wings. I save leftover fat as it is ambrosia, the best cooking fat there is. I even buy duck skin […]

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Virgil on April 26, 2010

I am an Iron Chief addict, I admit it… Iron Chief America April 25, 2010 from 2008, Bobby Flay vs Daniel Angerer secret ingredient: beer Wow, interesting and almost too versitle ingredient, how many non-liquid meals have you had that highlighted beer rather than used it as an ingredient, such as in frying batter or […]

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Virgil on April 25, 2010

I have started watching movies from the “100 Movie Pack Hollywood Classics,” a huge bargain at $32.50 from There are a range of dates covered and the movies include many in black and white along with some obscure color movies (at least obscure to me). Some I have seen and heard of, many others […]

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Virgil on April 25, 2010

I am a real lover of vinegar and vinegar/ketchup based barbeque sauces that are traditional to parts of North and South Carolina. I constantly strive to find the best sauces I can and perfect them if needed. These sauces are usually thin and added towards the end of cooking or on the finished product. They […]

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