One of the signs that spring is really here is when I see French breakfast radishes at our farmers’ markets. Originally introduced as a heirloom radish in the late 19th century, French breakfast radishes were popular amongst residents of Paris but have since broadened their appeal around the world. They’re prized for their crisp texture and mild flavor. The classic way to eat them is by pairing them with butter and salt as a snack, or with other vegetables and […]
There’s a post that I’m working on that will detail many recent changes in my personal life that have happened in the past few weeks. You might say that my eyes were opened. I’ll probably post it sometime tomorrow or Tuesday. In the meantime, here are some snapshots I took this weekend at the farmer’s market. Enjoy.
When I first went to Bouley, the TriBeCa restaurant headed by David Bouley back in the mid-2000s, I was introduced to what was to me, the strange combination of vanilla, mango and lobster. These days, it is, a pedestrian preparation (for people who eat out regularly). The combination of vanilla and mango served to introduce a floral sweetness that heightened the taste of the lobster, without rendering the lobster sweet itself. In my interpretation of Chef Bouley’s dish, I’ve eliminated […]
Spring vegetables, poached wild turkey egg The vegetables consist of asparagus, morel mushrooms and French breakfast radishes. The morels were sautéed in unsalted butter; the asparagus and radishes were briefly simmered and blanched, then combined with the morels. Sea salt, sage, chives and black pepper to finish, with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese on top. Time: About 15 minutes, including prep.
Back in the day when this food blog was just a regular old blog and I hadn’t found my “voice”, I guess you could call it, I posted a favorite recipe for a dish that makes a regular appearance at my dinner table at least once every couple of months. That recipe appears to be my most looked at or searched for/googled for post, garnering well over six hundred views the last time I checked. Every so often, I’ll have […]
I think vegetables have an inherent beauty that most people usually don’t see, because it’s not something that they’re attuned to. Hopefully when you look at some of these pictures, you’ll know what I mean. Green tomatoes