Should I Buy a Braiser or a Dutch Oven?

I would never say “no” to a Le Creuset Dutch Oven (aka French Oven), but…

The Braiser versus Dutch Oven Question Answered.

Recently, a comment came in on my ever-trafficked “What Is a Braiser” post. A reader asked which is more important to own: A braiser or a Dutch oven.

When it

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Yes, You Can Make Turkey Divan Without Canned Soup

After decades of sliding into disfavor (thanks to the likes of condensed soup and processed cheese), it’s time to give Turkey Divan back its good name! Made with a great cheese and a true Mornay sauce, my Turkey Divan Recipe reclaims the dish’s status as one of the best recipes ever for leftover turkey. 

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Who Knew Irish Gin Was a Thing?

I didn’t. But a couple days after I landed in Ireland this year, I chatted with an affable bartender (is there any other kind in Ireland?) who told me that boutique gins were a thing in her country. I tried a few, and handily found my favorite: Dingle Gin. Of course, spending

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