Recipes that make you go hmmm

Twenty pounds of fruit and two quarts of vinegar fit in four pint jars?


Not what you’re saying but when I see something with that many ingredients my eyes glaze over. Unless it’s an author/chef who I highly respect.

What the heck!!!

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I never believe recipes . More or less what I call sabotage. I see them as just a guideline

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Ya gotta put your back into it! Maybe the super-compressed result is like, a chutney diamond or something.


Persian pints are bigger . . . so they say.

Whereas I’m a recipe follower. But, again, I always consider the source. I figure it’s why they get paid the big bucks.

Braised Napa Cabbage with Bacon, Red Wine Vinegar, and Mint


  • 8 ounces bacon, diced
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 pounds Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced

Did you make this or are you hmm’ing?

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