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  • Plated or Poured: Holiday Edition

    In the spirit of giving, we are giving you the tools to do right by the long abused battered and under appreciated Thanksgiving side dish: Cranberry Sauce.  For too long, American’s have substitued this simple do-it-yourself recipe for it’s canned, inferior, and frankly disgusting cousin. We at PULLEDTOGETHER say no more and never again!  We […]

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  • Plated or Poured: Ropa Vieja

    During the winter months savory one pot cooking is what I live for. So when Thierry of Genteel Flair saw my images from my trip to Cuba and suggested we cook something themed, Ropa Vieja was a-no-brainer. Braised shredded beef stew aka Ropa Vieja is a Cuban classic perfect for a lazy day. I typically […]

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  • Plated or Poured: The Valentine’s Day Edition

    In a perfect world, I’d be celebrating Valentines Day by watching All-Star Weekend and going to the movies to watch the premier of Marvels, Dead Pool. But lets be real, my lady and your lady ain’t going for that. Like millions of other women across America, they are expecting some romance on the one day […]

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  • Plated or Poured: Braised Lamb Shank

    Winter for braising so we decided to apply the cold weather cooking technique to one of our favorite proteins – Lamb Shank. Served over a bed of sweet potato puree and green beans, it’s the sort of dish that just calls for a night in. Enjoy! Ingredients: 4 lamb shanks 1 large brown onion, sliced […]

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  • Plated or Poured: BBQ Shrimp Etoufée

    Ultimately, you’re making two dishes. The first item is the most important – the BBQ Tomato Sauce. It’s basically a rich shrimp stock with creole seasonings reduced into a very rich savory sauce. This is where the dish get it’s beautiful color. The second item is cooking the sauce’s body which includes the shrimp, crab […]

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  • Plated or Poured: Roasted Branzini

    What’s not to love about cooking a whole fish! I wish more guys took advantage of the technique because it never disappoints and always impresses. The recipe below is very straight forward to ensure maximum success. Being only days away from Christmas, don’t be afraid to introduce this dish to your dinner spread because it’s […]