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Author: Slim Man

Slim Man Cooks Risotto with Chicken and Mushrooms

I’ve never had fresh porcini mushrooms. I get them dried, and they have to be reconstituted. I soak them in water for 30 minutes to an hour. Porcini mushrooms are sometimes gritty. When you drain the water, pour it through a paper towel to get rid of the grit. Adding the porcini water to the chicken broth is so delizioso, so make sure it ain’t gritty. Also, make sure you rinse the mushrooms. Chicken thighs…I’m...

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Slim Man Cooks Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil

The most popular thing to eat in the USA? Well, the most popular thing to eat is a sandwich. And you can see why…a couple pieces of bread, a few slices of meat and cheese, maybe some lettuce and tomato and you’re done in 5 minutes. But the most popular food we eat here in good ol’ America? Chicken. Chicken! There’s a lot of it, it ain’t expensive, and it’s available almost everywhere. The other...

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Slim Man Cooks Blood Orange Chicken Without a Lot of Thyme

  So, there I was. Sitting in the Slim Shack, thinking about my Dad. Towards the end of his life, he ate the same thing just about every day. He started out with a cup of tea. Red Rose or Lipton. Then he’d have some biscotti. For lunch, a sandwich, and for dinner, pasta with tomato sauce. He was happy. He just didn’t want to try anything new. “I ain’t eatin’ that shit!” is what...

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Slim Man Cooks Primavera Sauce

Cooking these days can be a pain in the ass. I’ll tell you why… This weekend, there were some folks visiting the Slim Shack. People came in from around the globe to pay respects to my friend, Abe, who passed away recently. He was a colonel in the Army, and one of the good guys. He was well-read, kept himself in great shape, was thoughtful and generous and kind and strong and had a sense...

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Slim Man Cooks Portobello Caps with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

  Click on the pic to see the YouTube video I took a walk yesterday at the Empire Polo Club. It’s real close to the Slim Shack, outside of Palm Springs, Californy. The Empire is where they have music festivals…Coachella, StageCoach, Desert Trip.  But in January through March, they have polo matches. I thought it might be a little too hoighty-toighty for me, so I stayed away. I never wanted to go to a club...

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