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Not Exactly Quick, Relatively Easy

Pan-roasted Arctic char, slow-cooked tomato sauce, roasted heirloom potatoes unsalted butter Arctic char fillets, about 6 to 8 oz. each kosher salt 1 can crushed tomatoes or 2 lbs. fresh […]

Eggs and Mushrooms

Scrambled eggs with creme fraiche and chives, paired with morels sauteed in butter eggs salt, to taste pepper, to taste crème fraîche chives morels shallot unsalted butter Whisk eggs in […]

Sorrel Stuff

Here’s some red sorrel I bought a couple weeks ago. I’ve been using it in mostly salads and pasta but I want to do something else. Got any ideas? After […]

The Week in Food

No hobbit lives on BBQ alone. This post in response to Homer‘s reply from earlier. 😉 Black bean soup served with coconut rice and lime Salad greens, heirloom radishes, herbs […]

Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2008: Day Two

Ed Mitchell, pitmaster and owner of The Pit in Raleigh, North Carolina St. Louis-style ribs with pickled okra, courtesy of Blue Smoke For additional coverage and loads of pictures, please […]

Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2008: Day One

If you’re a vegetarian, you’ll probably want to skip this post. 🙂 Garry Ubon, pitmaster and owner of Ubon’s in Yazoo, Mississippi Shake Shack For additional photos of this event, […]


Kachumber Kooler — green chiles, cilantro, cucumber and Plymouth gin Masala Mary — spiced tomato juice with Ketel One vodka and pickled cippolini onions Chutney sampler Left to right: cilantro, […]

Gramercy Tavern

Chilled nettles soup with asparagus and pickled ramps 2007 Txakoli Getariako, Txomin Etxaniz, Basque, Spain Seared scallop with spring minestrone (green garlic, cippolini onion, fava beans) Sable, potato and leek […]

To Everything, A Season

“Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear Takes in all beauty with […]

A Hobbit in Dixieland

Well, not exactly. But imagine what I could do if I were a southern boy. 🙂 Stewed turnip greens, bacon and heirloom beans with a poached egg dried beans (1) […]

Cashmere of Poultry

The title of this post is a reference to Andrea Strong’s review of Fatty Crab where she describes the nasi lemak as “a serious life-altering dish where chicken is slowly […]

Midnight Snack

Hardly any cooking yesterday — been sick for most of this week dealing with a sore throat/full-blown cold. I think I’m on the mend. Thank god for Nyquil, ginger tea […]

Spring in a Bowl

Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. –Proverbs 15:17 Spring vegetable stew with a poached egg asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1″ […]

Why I Hate Rachael Ray

I’ve finally figured out why I hate Rachael Ray. It’s not her usage of annoying catchphrases. It’s not her upbeat personality which borders on certifiable. It’s the notion that the […]

Spring Greens

“Of the many smells of Athens two seem to me the most characteristic – that of garlic, bold and deadly like acetylene gas, and that of dust, soft and warm […]