Spencer Maxemuik

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27 Truly Divine Incarnations Of Fried Chicken

Like a crispy golden-brown phoenix, the chicken spreads it wings and rises from the oil of rebirth.


Corned Beef: How To Cure Your Own

Brine for Corned Beef, Photo by Donna<p>With the approach of St. Paddy’s day I got a brisket into the brine Friday, in time to make my wife the corned …

A vascular surgeon explains why he ditched statins for more meat and less sugar, lowering his cholesterol in the process http://natpo.st/1eGxZpy

Flatbreads with Flair

Exotic recipes from India and the Middle East<p>About 10 years ago I took a fantastic trip to Israel with a group my fellow chefs, and we were exposed to some amazing Middle Eastern food there. Flatbreads are essential to the way meals are eaten in that part of the world—you eat with your hands, using …

A Better Big Mac Recipe

You can build a better Big Mac by taking the great original concept and fixing up everything that's wrong with the execution. The final result is a sandwich that's truly worthy of the title of American Icon. Two all-beef patties diminutive in size but massive in flavor. Fresh, crisp lettuce …

Savory Hamantaschen, Inspired by Spain, Russia, India, and Beyond

For Purim, we're giving hamantaschen a savory makeover, with culinary influences from Spain, Russia, India, Mexico, and the Middle East<p>There's an old joke about how Jewish holidays are all the same: "They tried to kill us. We survived. Let's eat." And for Purim, which begins this Saturday night, …