One of my favorite cookbooks is On Vegetables. Can’t recommend it enough. I also love soffritto. Only not this one. I am glad I made it and I understand direction, just not sure where I could use it. Traditional Italian Soffritto utilizes Red Onion, Celery and Carrots. The base for this one is Pine Nuts, […]
My favorite beans in Austin are served at Fresa’s. I have been working on a home version and I am getting close. Apparently it has a lot to do with lard. Rancho Gordo is an impressive company. They sell many kinds of high quality (and highly tasty) heirloom beans. I am using Cranberry. As for […]
The small things. I rushed one of these loaves, the one on the bottom of the above picture. I did a sloppy job with the book fold. Proof is in the pudding. It didn’t have nearly the rise of the other two loaves. Lesson learned.
Fennel Sausage, Shallots, Green Onions, Whipped Cream and Mozzarella. Pizza steel. Game changer. Holds 20 times the energy of a pizza stone. It also doubles as a flat top when you put it on your oven burners. You can even put it in your freezer to make a cold top for ice cream production. Cream […]
Central Market (North Lamar) has three or four different types of live oysters at the moment. They are all wonderful, raw or cooked. And, CM usually throws in a couple extra with your order (incase you find one of your prized specimens had expired on the way home). The live ones are much more tasty. […]
Garnished with diced red onion and cilantro. Raw, unsalted cashews get the slow roasted treatment. Under the broiler goes shallot, tomatillo and Serrano