A quick post today, a tribute to a great chef and a great movie that connected through food. I encountered this recipe some time after I saw Pixar’s movie Ratatouille. Naturally, there was a lot of interested in the dish due to the movie’s success, so the recipe was published by several independent sources, The New […]
The fall is here. The leaves aren’t the only thing turning yellow and red. Noticed how blogs everywhere start popping with red, yellow and brown colored dishes? And that means the best foods are here, kids! And with the mother of all foods fall — Thanksgiving — just around the corner, it’s time to stock […]
Many vegetables happily serve as containers for tasty stuffing — peppers, squash, eggplants cut in half and scooped out will serve as boat-shape stuffing vessels… Some require a bit of work to be turned into containers, say, cabbage or brussels sprouts. But some of them just seem to be waiting to be used as containers, […]
I like liver, and there is nothing you can do about it. When I cut up a whole chicken, I always save the chicken belly fat and liver for later. Then I buy another small box of livers and make this quick pâté. It’s divine on a warm croissant, crusty toast, water cracker, or anything […]
Seasoned food junkies like yours truly always find ways to enhance the recipe, spin it, bring up a different note every time. This is a great way to keep things interesting in the kitchen, or renew one’s love for an old, seemingly ordinary staple number. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great way to ruin […]
If cooking were a religion, the soupmaking would, no doubt, be one of its greatest sacred rites. Soup is a quest for perfection, a mystical transformational and peacemaking ritual through which ingredients, different in color, texture, density and flavor are compelled to slowly reveal their essence, enrich one another, and enter the state of harmony.
End of work week dinners are tricky. There aren’t that many things left in a fridge. In addition, I feel particularly lazy on Friday nights, looking for any excuse to get out of laboring in the kitchen. As a result, more often than not we end up waiting in line at some restaurant to get […]