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Laing Family Homemade Pizza May 5, 2012

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic American Dishes, Diary of a Wandering Foodie, Recipes.
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Guest Post No. 3:  Junior Bravado Chef Alex Laing has stepped in this week with a post on how to make pizza from scratch.  Guest chef Tobin provided the expertise and training, as well as the masterful photography.


Sarah’s Magic Chicken Noodle Soup January 27, 2012

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic American Dishes, Classic Soups, Recipes.
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“I need some chicken noodle soup”

My wife got a cold/flu (Does anyone know what those names really mean?) right after the holidays.  I knew it was time for a true Bravado chef to spring into action.  When someone doesn’t feel well, they really want some extra attention – cuddling, TLC, and something soothing to eat.  Spring into action I did because, as any guy knows, actions in such times will lead to rewards later.

When your friends, family or loved ones get sick, it’s your chance to step up and show them the Bravado way to get better and make a lasting impression with a classic dish.  Of course, you have already guessed what it is – chicken noodle soup.  This is the age-old remedy that everyone talks about, but very few make from scratch.  As a true Bravado chef, that’s the only way we do it – no canned stuff for us. (more…)

Bravado Mac and Cheese January 5, 2012

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic American Dishes, Recipes.

New Year’s Mac and Cheese

We made a beautiful Mac and Cheese for New Year’s Day and I realized that this is truly a great American dish.  If you haven’t started to develop your own personal recipe, make it a New Year’s resolution to do so.

Thomas Jefferson became infatuated with macaroni and cheese while in France during the Revolutionary War.  He introduced the dish to the U.S. where it was a commonly served at the White House during his presidency.

There are three components to a Dependable Mac and Cheese – the sauce, the cheeses, and the “accoutrements” – those things you might add to really set the dish off. (more…)


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