Braised Beef Short Ribs
Slow cooking is as old as fire but the technique seems to be enjoying a new popularity. There are all sorts of clever (and often expensive) devices that will cook your dinner while you are at work or running errands, but you really don’t need those things unless you are amazingly busy and can only slow down long enough to wolf down your slow-cooked dinner (a bit ironic, isn’t it?).
Beef and Guinness Pie
It seems that quite a lot of Guinness Extra Stout, that unrivaled Irish brew, has been showing up in (and disappearing from) my refrigerator lately. I got the bug on a recent trip to Dublin where, thanks to some good friends, I was treated to the deluxe tour of the Guinness facilities, including a private tasting and pouring lesson