What Herb?

You Are French Tarragon

You have a strong personality, and you’re not really into mellowing it out for anyone.
You can perk up any boring occasion or event. You may take over a room, but your influence is always a good one.

You are a bit offbeat and likely to be very intellectual. You can get lost studying unusual subjects.
You are confident in who you are, and you especially know when you are right. You have experience and knowledge to share.


What Holiday Food?

You Are a Gingerbread House

A little spicy and a little sweet, anyone would like to be lost in the woods with you.

Alton Brown’s Turkey Brine


  • 1 gallon vegetable broth (not low sodium)
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon all spice berries
  • 1/2 tablespoon candied ginger


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.  Boil long enough for the sugar and salt to be dissolved.
  2. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. When you’re ready to brine the turkey, pour into a large, clean bucket.  Add 1 gallon of heavily iced water.
  5. Place the turkey breast side down.
  6. Brine for 4-6 hours, turning the turkey once so the breast is up.


Good Eats “Romancing the Bird”

What to Cook?

You Should Make Bruschetta

You love fun food, and your cooking style is just as inspired. You’re big on flavor.
You make food with maximum impact. You don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen when there’s eating to be done!

You are a creative cook, and you love to experiment in the kitchen. Some of your ideas are very inspired.
You rarely make something the same way twice. There are too many fun ingredients out there to stick to a recipe.

What Kitchen Utensil Are You?

I couldn’t resist…  :-)

You Are a Spoon

You are a patient and easygoing cook. You never mind following a recipe right down to the smallest steps.
You are willing to meticulously prepare your food to make sure it tastes the same every time. You value consistency.

Your cooking tends to be a bit old fashioned. You don’t see any reason to mess with what has worked for centuries.
And while you may follow the same recipes all the time, that doesn’t stop you from sampling a lot along the way.