Rok Espresso Maker

Originally posted on Blissfulbritt:
About a week ago I hopped onto Instagram and saw this photo Scott Jurek and I are basically best friends, we’ve eaten at the same restaurant and probably sat at the same table. He is also a fantastic runner, so I follow him. This espresso contraption intrigued me more than salt…

Aged White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Portobello, Shiitake, and Truffle Oil

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Easy, Two Step Chicken Carnitas Stew

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