Jerry Jost owns Jost Homes and performs the very manly job of building custom homes. But his friends and neighbors call him the Betty Crocker of the neighborhood. Well, actually, it’s something not quite as flattering, but we can’t print it here. Suffice it to say Jost is a great cook and loves doing it. Jost chose Oysters Rockefeller to share here because “it’s really unique, the recipe is fairly simple and it’s pretty quick to make.”
This classic French dish, Coq au Vin (pronounced coke-o-vaan), is chicken in red wine. There are literally thousands of recipes in existence. I use this version because it is simple and a crowd pleaser. It is traditionally served with rice or boiled potatoes. Not to worry, the alcohol content is burned off in the cooking process. The recipe Bill Winter shares here is one of his favorites outside of what he learned from cooking classes at Café Med. “It’s French, it impresses people but it’s easy to do,” Winter says.
While Kevin Burton loves to prepare sushi for his family and friends and recently made a variety of 140 rolls for a neighbor’s party, his piece de resistance is BBQ Pizza. That’s right … pizza that he cooks on the barbecue. You’ve probably never had pizza like this. So, Burton is sharing his recipe with other wanna-be Dudes Who Cook just in time for grilling season.