I am REALLY picky when it comes to cookbooks. I rarely cook directly from them. I use them mostly as points of reference or as inspiration. That being said, I had been eagerly awaiting David Lebovitz‘s newest cookbook, “My Paris Kitchen“, for some time. David, as you may know, primarily specializes in pastry and desserts but he’s equally well-versed in savory cooking. The book is a gorgeous paean to the City of Light and a joyous gastronomic tour. I’m looking […]
There’s a tradition in nearly every culture I can think of that transforms stale bread into something magical. I had a rock-hard baguette that was leftover from Saturday that could have subbed as a hockey puck and still come out unscathed. A few tablespoons cold water and a clean kitchen towel did wonders; minutes later, dinner was ready. In Spain and Portugal, migas consists of nothing more than rough cubes of day-old bread fried in olive oil until crisp, spiked […]
Quiche is many things — an easy dinner (if you use store-bought pie crust), a light meal, or a way to use up leftovers without too much effort expended. At it’s most basic, it’s just eggs with a little milk or cream whisked in, with any kind of grated cheese you desire. You can add your choice of vegetables, meat or seafood and it will be delicious. It’s also forgiving. There is a nearly infinite variety of quiche in the […]
Sorry for the break in blogging — I have a houseguest which has sort of cut into updates. Regular posts will commence after Tuesday. In the meantime, this was part of tonight’s dinner. Have a good weekend.
Chanterelle mushroom omelette, micro greens and marigold flower salad, buttermilk biscuit A future post — probably this upcoming Saturday, if I get around to it — will talk about making French omelettes.
Here’s some random snapshots from this weekend. Vegetable and fruit food photography were taken at Union Square Greenmarket, located in Union Square, Manhattan. It’s my farmer’s market, and it’s open four days a week, all year round. Yes, even in the winter. Most of the meals on the blog contain ingredients obtained or sourced at USGM. These were chanterelle mushrooms that were fried in unsalted butter, and seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and parsley. Clockwise from left: micro greens […]
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