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The Reluctant Gourmet
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Food Writer, Work-at-Home Dad
Food Writer, Work-at-Home Dad

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This came out last week but it's a great article, very informative. What's your take on this topic?

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Did you know you could stop your bananas from ripening too quickly with a little plastic wrap?

Read my post at -->> http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/stop-banana-ripening/

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If you want to make classic sauces that are restaurant quality, you need demi-glace. In this post, there's a recipe for making it at home but be warned, it takes a lot of time and effort so I also include one of my favorite commercial demi glace products. ‪#‎demiglace‬ ‪#‎sauces‬ ‪#‎Frenchsauces‬ ‪#‎reluctantgourmet‬

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Back in 2011, I wrote a post about my Restaurant Pet Peeves and asked you guys to offer up some of your own personal pet peeves. Last week Marcy's Diner in Portland, Maine made the news when the owner yelled at the parents of a 2-year old toddler who wouldn't stop crying and was disturbing the other patrons. This started a lot of discussions on FB and the media outlets. The article below on CBS has a few Etiquette pros look at this situation and offer up their advice. If you have a moment, take a look at the story and let me know your thoughts on the matter.

Plus, if you have any of your own pet peeves you would like to share or would like to read from the 100 comments left on my site, go http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/restaurant-pet-peeves/ and have your say. Keep it clean please.

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If you are looking for a basic roast beef recipe including a few mistakes that may save you some headaches in the future, check out my post on Simple Roast Beef.
Recipe at -->>http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/basic-roast-beef-recipe/
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You Say Crock Pot, I Say Slow Cooker - Read about this once very popular cooking devise that I hear is on the comeback.
All About Slow Cookers-->> http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/slow-cookers/

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Just back from a great trip to California where I was able to drink some incredible wines and enjoy fabulous meals while looking at colleges for my oldest daughter. I'll be posting more photos and writing about some of these meals on my web site.
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I am giving away two sets of these silicone oven gloves from KitchenTuff. Visit the link below to learn how to enter. These gloves are fantastic.
http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/silicone-gloves-better/

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Happy Pi Day! Today is one of my youngest daughter's favorite days of the year. Pi Day and this one is special because it falls on 3.14.15 and tonight she will celebrate exactly at 9:26pm by eating a piece of this pie she and her mom just threw together. I think she has memorized the Pi number out to 40 digits.
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Pan Fried Salmon with a Maple Ginger Glaze recipe served with a watercress, orange and parsnip salad. Great way to prepare your salmon, good midweek meal or to serve friends on the weekend.
Recipe -->> http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/salmon-maple-ginger-glaze-recipe/
Pin It At-->> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/239324167674264805/
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