Men in the Kitchen

This groups if for those men who love to cook. It's a place to discuss techniques, recipes and suggestions. Bon apetit!

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Welcome to Men in The Kitchen, a place to discuss the latest and greatest in culinary experiences by men who enjoy cooking.

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Manly Breakfasts

Started by James McDonald. Last reply by alophant Jan 4. 8 Replies

What's for dinner?

Started by Liam Strain. Last reply by Mongoose Apr 12, 2016. 8 Replies

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Comment by Salt Dragon on January 4, 2017 at 2:44pm

By the time your kids are teens and the fig shrub is mature enough to produce fruit you can make them fig liquor/schnapps (a German specialty).  They won't be complaining then! 

Comment by Mongoose on January 4, 2017 at 2:40pm

While I adore figs, as does my wife, it seems the kiddos won't touch them. Very sad. Especially considering I installed the new green fig tree (small, small shrub).

Comment by Salt Dragon on January 4, 2017 at 2:32pm

The figgy pudding ended up tasting somewhere in between fruit cake and bread pudding.  It was fun to make (hint brandy or rum is involved in each step) and turned out to be a success, if not a tasty conversation piece with all the more familiar competition on a Christmas spread.  Ill post the recipe here come December! 

Comment by Mongoose on January 4, 2017 at 12:34pm

Figgy Pudding exists?!? Wow!

What was it like?

Comment by Salt Dragon on January 4, 2017 at 12:14pm

Thanks for your blessing Milo!  I don't know what would qualify as "actual" but a Brit at the party approved.  I could send you a piece since I expect it to last as long as a Twinkie (though a nuclear war), but that might only be if I had stayed old school and kept the beef suet rather than wussing out with dark chocolate. 

Comment by Milo Morris on January 4, 2017 at 12:00pm


You went and made actual figgy pudding!! I've had plum pudding, but not figgy pudding. God bless you, Salt Dragon.

Comment by Salt Dragon on January 3, 2017 at 4:12pm

After singing “And bring us some figgy pudding” for years, this year I researched and made it from scratch for a Christmas Eve singalong.  It was a fun but involved project and I learned a lot.  I saved some and will see if it really gets better like it should.  Maybe I tweaked the recipe too much to make it last for weeks in room temperature.  In particular I left out the beef suet.  Hard beef fat in a dessert that’s not really a pudding, nor does it necessarily have figs?  I don’t claim to understand the English cuisine for starters. 

Comment by Jon Z on June 15, 2015 at 2:43pm

I came across a site recipes that are pretty good for those of us trying to budget.

Comment by Brown Fox on February 24, 2015 at 7:16pm

Don't forget Alton allows two unitaskers in his kitchen, the fire extinguisher and the olive pitter, both for the sake of safety. P.S. You can use an egg slicer to slice mushrooms.

Comment by J. D. on February 24, 2015 at 11:53am

Matthew:  I am very familiar with Altobn Brown's no-unitasker rule, and with one or two major exceptions, follow it almost to the letter.  I'm also familiar with the Foodwishes site and have beena fan of his video recipe blog for some time now.  He has some excellent recipes for chicken wings, with the Panda wings being my personal favorite, but his sweet hot mustard chicken and chicken with 20 cloves of garlic are two other favorites from the site.  But I could have sworn he lived in up state New York, not out west.  I have a little girl myself, but she's still much too young to get up on the counter with me and help me cook, but she definitely likes her solid foods and really enjoys playing with some of my tools and things, so I have hope she'll be helping me in the kitchen soon rather than being a  hinderance. 


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