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Rebecca Orchant
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Rebecca Orchant is a New Mexican ex-pat living in Brooklyn. She likes onions and pickles more than most people, stops in every diner that crosses her path and has been known to indulge in a cocktail or two. You can find more vinegar, whiskey and butter-soaked tales on her blog, Chronicles of a Stomach Grumble.

Video Recipe: Pickled Asparagus

Video Recipe: Pickled Asparagus

Rebecca Orchant turns to her favorite life prolonging technique to save a bunch of lovely, tender spring veggies.…

Video Cocktail: Mother in Law Cocktail

Video Cocktail: Mother in Law Cocktail

Once this drink is mixed, you have a well-balanced, complex cocktail batched and ready for you to cry on its shoulder.…

Places We Love: ChipShop – Brooklyn, NY

Places We Love: ChipShop – Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn's ChipShop reached food fame in the heyday of food shows due to its very special qualities: they will fry anything you ask them to.…

Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Often, you eat something so good that it is memorable. Sometimes, you eat something so good that it becomes a memory of its own.…

Corn Muffins: Thanks to Court Street Grocers

Corn Muffins: Thanks to Court Street Grocers

When you love someone, sometimes you do things for them that you don't totally understand.…

Potato Galette

Potato Galette

In compact NYC apartments, locals wait all year for wintertime - so they can use the hell out of their ovens.…

Back to Basics: the America’s Family Recipes iPad App

Back to Basics: the America’s Family Recipes iPad App

America's Family Recipes is a reminder that there are steps in cooking you just shouldn't skip.…

Reclaiming Pancakes: The Dutch Baby

Reclaiming Pancakes: The Dutch Baby

If a popover and a pancake had a baby, it would probably be Dutch. By Rebecca Orchant I have a love/hate relationship with pancakes. I love them for certain things: the occasional, buttery crunch they get on the outside when…

Enchiladas – The Most Serious and Sloppy Things

Enchiladas – The Most Serious and Sloppy Things

Albuquerqueans tend to like their enchiladas rolled. Rebecca Orchant has discovered that in a home kitchen, this is unnecessarily messy.…

Places We Love: The Vanderbilt, Brooklyn

Places We Love: The Vanderbilt, Brooklyn

If you are wise, you will soothe your cold-weather rough edges with fried pickles and cocktails at The Vanderbilt.…

Pickle Mania: Gibson Garnish

Pickle Mania: Gibson Garnish

Extra pickling brine became a very happy accident in Rebecca Orchant's cocktailing life.…

Pickle Mania: Okra Pickles

Pickle Mania: Okra Pickles

I opened the fridge to realize we were out of homemade pickles. I proceeded to pickle everything in sight. I love okra. I have long been absolutely obsessed with it pickled, fried and stewed. But, I’ll admit, I’ve never worked…

Speakeasy Cocktails: An iPad App for Nerds Like Us

Speakeasy Cocktails: An iPad App for Nerds Like Us

Love cocktails? Teetering on the edge of becoming a nerd about them? Speakeasy Cocktails is here to give you the final nudge.…

End of Summer Deviling: Cress Eggs

End of Summer Deviling: Cress Eggs

Earthquakes, hurricanes, the end of summer. It's time to pull out all the stops for our deviled eggs while there's still time.…

Pickle Mania: Basil Pickles

Pickle Mania: Basil Pickles

Something special happens to pickle people when Kirby cucumbers hit the market. They lose their minds.…

What to Eat When You Accidentally Go to Pittsburgh

What to Eat When You Accidentally Go to Pittsburgh

The Bloomfield Bridge Tavern houses some of the cheapest beer, tastiest kielbasa and nicest bartenders Rebecca Orchant has ever encountered.…

Video Cocktail: Dad, I Got You Some Whiskey – Archibald’s Last Memory

Video Cocktail: Dad, I Got You Some Whiskey – Archibald’s Last Memory

Rebecca Orchant suggests you don't be an ingrate this Father's Day, and put a cocktail in your dad's hand.…

Video Cocktail: Pucker Up, A Grown-Up Lime Rickey

Video Cocktail: Pucker Up, A Grown-Up Lime Rickey

There are certain events that are so special, they require something very special to drink.…