I was up and down with reading the new book about Chez Panisse, but the message rings true. Get good ingredients and don’t screw them up. A good reminder that all the heavy sauces in France can’t save the mutton. The few right ingredients, prepared properly, are a wonderful thing. Today we have Halibut with […]
A friend turned me on to this book and I really like it: Cook Wise – The Secrets of Cooking Revealed. My book (pictured above) is an old version with a slightly different title than the current release (pictured right). I dig books that show the process of cooking. Most of cooking is voodoo. To […]
Balthazar in New York City. This restaurant has been around for a while and now I know why. Wonderful food and a great atmosphere. On a Monday night at 7:00 PM the place was packed. I had to sit at the bar. The bar was wonderful so it wasn’t that bad. I had the Duck […]
I picked up Suzanne Goin’s new book: Sunday Suppers at Lucques. Fantastic book. The recipe for Devil’s Chicken with Leeks has been a hit at my house. Lots of herbs and mustard. It is based on Julia Child’s recipe in The Way to Cook. I follow the recipe pretty closely, though most prefer chicken breasts […]
I think I learn something from every cookbook I buy. Unfortunately, I didn’t see this picture when I bought this book (Crave). For some reason this book is useless to me now.