Dinner with Shelley

Had my friend Shelley over for dinner and pulled out almost all of the stops. Fried Cabbage Salad with Pistachios. Asparagus Salad with Roasted Nori Dressing from the Yardbird cookbook. And the always fun and popular Korean Fried Chicken (KFC).

Mansion Tortilla Soup

My first incarnation of this recipe came from the Mansion on Turtle Creek cookbook, which I believe is older than I am. I had to look it up just to see, but it is still in print! Interesting, I see they also have a new book out from only a couple years ago, maybe I […]

Due Diligence

It makes all the difference and people don’t do it enough. You wouldn’t drive a car with bald tires would you? I still could not be happier with this sharpening stones. And, it’s fun to go around and give friends and family tune ups.

Creamed Pearl Onions

Always popular around the holidays, creamed pearl onions. They don’t require that much work and the make the house smell great while they are cooking. I usually get a mix: red, yellow and white. They don’t really taste that different, but the color contrast is nice. Trim the tops, blanch them in water and give […]

Panettone From Roy

David Chang interviewed Roy Shvartzapel about the creation of this product and business. It sounds like it was a fun journey for Roy. The complexity of the dough reminded me of my journey with pizza dough. So I took the bait and ordered one. I had never even heard of this type of bread before. […]