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From broken ovens to literal power struggles, Jen Biesty from Season 4 of Bravo's "Top Chef" lets us in on some behind-the-scenes (and burner) intel of reality cooking television.
Before her "Top Chef" stint, Biesty was - and still is - a star in her own right as the Executive Chef of Scala's Bistro in San Francisco.
Five Reasons Real Kitchens Aren't Like the Ones You See on TV: Jen Biesty
Much of the Eastern Seaboard is hunkering down and stocking up supplies in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's arrival. Safety and sufficient rations should be your primary concern, but that doesn't mean you can't also eat well.
First off, here's what the FEMA - the Federal Emergency Management Management Agency says people should have on hand, in addition to a manual can opener and one gallon of water per adult and per pet each day, with a three day minimum supply:
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By now you’ve probably spent the summer putting perfect grill marks on skirt steaks and even smoked an entire pork shoulder.
Perhaps you have even made your own barbecue sauce and realized it's better than anything you could buy in a jar. Or maybe they know you by name when you walk into your local grill supply store and you count the days until the weekend when you can get up before dawn to start cooking barbecue that wont be ready until sundown.
But deep down you know that until you cook a whole pig you just have been playing it safe.