Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Trashy Gourmet updates

The new nonfiction book The Best of Trashy Gourmet is in work. I hope to have it finished by late spring. Here is a couple of the things in it so far.

·      What to do with bottles of left over wine with some wine still in them? It seems a shame to just throw it away but there isn’t a lot left in each bottle and they take up room. What’s a cook to do? Don't throw out all that leftover wine. There is an easy way to “save” the wine for future use, maybe not drinking but why waste good wine? You can freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

·      When dealing with fish, it is a good idea to have a way to take away the fishy taste of frozen fish or the gamey taste of game fish. The easiest way to take away these unwanted tastes is to soak the fish in milk for several hours before cooking. Blot the milk from the fish with paper towels and prepare as planned. But, use whole milk only.

I named the book The Best of the Trashy Gourmet because there is another new Adam Thomas mystery book in the works called the Trashy Gourmet. Some of the material in the Best of book will be in the end of the mystery too. Stay tooned for updates.