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Storyboard: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts look like tiny cabbages growing in clusters along the thick, sturdy stem of the Brassica oleracca plant which is several feet tall. According to the Deluxe Food Lover’s Companion, the name probably comes from the fact that they were cultivated...

10 Ways Tuesday: Brussels Sprouts

I’ve got creative ideas for cooking with Brussels sprouts:   1.  Raw in Salad I appreciate the Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual for its simple, straightforward cooking that celebrates good ingredients. It’s the Italian way of...

Ingredient of the Week: Brussels Sprouts

Here in Boulder, Colorado, we’ve already enjoyed our first snows. The nights are chilly and days are crisp and sunny. It’s the perfect time to harvest the ingredient of the week, Brussels sprouts. These tiny cabbages grow in clusters on a thick stalk, much...

This Past Week at La Domestique: Beer

This past week at la Domestique was dedicated to cooking with beer, from pale lagers to black stouts. We explored all the unique flavors beer contributes to soups, braises, breads, and even cakes. Beer can be hoppy, bitter, fruity, herbal, sweet, or rich, among other...