The classic, candy-coated apples. As the name suggests, the coating is a candy. Candying requires a sugar syrup to be heated to a specific temperature that allows crystals to form in a specific pattern which gives provides the candy with specific characteristics- fudge, caramel, and hard candies like peanut brittle are all “candy” but each have different crystal structures. View recipe
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Funnel cakes are a long standing festival or fair food, which can be easily enjoyed at home with a bit of batter and the use of some hot oil. A simple batter is drizzled into oil, forming an attractive and tasty snack. View recipe
Originally posted June 11th, 2007 by Kris
Baklava is a middle eastern dessert which layers nuts and spices between layers of light and flaky pastry and combined with a honey and lemon flavored syrup. The recipe is simple and straight forward, but the assembly and use of the fillo dough can be challenging when first encountered. View recipe
As will be abundantly obvious, this was recorded during the Phoenician “summer” while temperatures were stifling and air conditioning was not optional. Consider this episode an ultimate lure to take the grill out and recapture the final taste of summer before fall and winter take a firm grip… even if you need to wear your mittens. View show contents
Originally posted June 24th, 2007 by Kris
Corned Beef is often enjoyed only around St. Patrick’s Day. This recipe allows you to corn your own beef brisket at home. This results in a superior product without use of the preservatives found in commercially prepared corned beef briskets. The recipe is simple and straightforward, but does require significant preparation time. View recipe
Food Geeking show number three makes its delinquent appearance. Keep your eyes out for Show #4 which will be available soon. Food Geeking is now on the front burner. View show contents
Food Geeking show number two is up and we now have proper show notes-
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Today was going to be the launch date of the first Food Geeking podcast. Early this afternoon, our good friend Joe Murphy lost his fight against cancer. Kris and I have decided to postpone the launch of the podcast out of respect for Joe, his family and his many, many friends.
Joe was a familiar voice to listeners of The Kick Ass Mystic Ninjas, The Dragon Page: Cover to Cover, Slice of Sci-Fi, and Michael and Evo’s Wingin’ It. His voice, intelligence, warmth and wit has touched many lives throughout the years both in the studio and via the podcasts in which he participated. Joe will be sorely missed.
Kris and I ask that Joe be remembered not through mourning, but through a toast. While Joe is not here to hoist a tankard with us, his legacy endures in all of us. Please join us in raising a glass in tribute to a rare individual and fine friend: Joe Murphy.