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Sleeping Turkey: The Tryptophan Myth

L-Tryptophan is an amino acid found in turkey that is a natural sedative. (Tryptophan helps the body produce the B-vitamin, niacin, which, in turn, helps the body produce serotonin. Serotonin calms the brain and plays a key role in sleep.) When people talk about how eating turkey makes you sleepy […]

DIY Individual Fondue Pots

Ask anyone who likes Illy coffee and they’ll probably tell you that they have a hard time throwing away the beautiful tins that each pound of coffee (8.8 ounces, actually) comes in. I’ve been collecting them for years. (Every six months or so my wife, Laura, nags me to get […]

DIY Immersion Circulator

Almost every serious home cook I know (and a lot of professional ones too) has an immersion circulator at the top of his or her gadget wish list. As discussed in a previous post on Dulce De Leche, an immersion circulator heats a water bath to a specific temperature and […]

Dulce De Leche: Redux

After over 14 hours of cooking and 4 hours of tasting our Sous Vide Dulce De Leche, the results are in! First a quick recap: Ducle de leche is traditionally made by cooking sweetened condensed milk in a can for 3-4 hours. But the traditional method yields inconsistent results. In […]