Traveling for work last week to NYC, I went by Les Halles. This is Anthony Bourdain’s restaurant. He is the tall, wiry guy, who has the food show about traveling the word and tasting it’s culinary cultures (while continuously smoking and drinking). The restaurant was busy on a Tuesday night, but I got a quick […]
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.