Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Next course - linguini with egg, duck bacon and pea tendrils. Finished the savories with spicy clam roast with hot sausage and mash potatoes and a plate of grilled vegetables. For desert we had the signature grand cookie finale and a kumquat and orange meringue tart.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Scenes from a recent trip to Paris. You can see I took advantage of the season and had a few dishes with mushrooms.
1. Sautéed mushrooms with garlic and parsley and 2. seafood 'salad' at Brindille; 3. 'escargot' at Chez l'ami Jean ; 4. soft egg and mushrooms (this dish was really very good) and 5. duck at Cafe Constant
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Just received a copy of the Food Lovers' Guide to Maine by Margaret Hathaway. Margaret is also the author of Living with Goats and The Year of the Goat. She lives in southern Maine with her husband Karl Schatz (a colleague of mine), where they raise dairy goats and poultry and make cheese. Check out their place Ten Apple Farm.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
We had a great 'brunch' at Motorino in the East Village last weekend. We shared 3 pies:
1. breakfast pizza - Pizza al’ Uovo fior di latte (mozzarella), fried farm eggs, pancetta, basil,
pecorino and chili oil
2. Cherry Stone Clams , fior di latte, garlic, parsley butter, olive oil
3. grape tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, red onions and white anchovies
and then, because we had to wait for the clams to be shucked (it wasn't very long actually) they offered us a plate of Tiramisu.
Now that's a nice brunch.