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Got a RANT repeating itself on me… Can’t quite keep the acid down… BALANCING RICHNESS in your life, your diet and your cuisine.
First let’s define “rich” in cuisine: density of flavor combined with significant fat and even spice. A soft supple mouth feel, cream, butter, oil, rich meat gelatin etc.
I think one of the most [...]
Been RANTING a lot lately bout nonfood related stuff. To get back on track about cooking I wanna have a lil discussion about roasting and FOND (baked on drippings.) FOND is what’s left in the pan after you cook a meat item either in the oven or on top of the stove. FOND is 100% [...]
Verbatim off Twitter from Dec 30th….
All right, so New Year’s Ever is coming up and restaurants all over the place are getting ready and people are making that big decision of “Where to go” so let’s discuss “Amateur Night.”
I find it quite strange and even more so just plain annoying that many restaurants try to [...]
I’m 44 now. It’s funny because for me, the years that are divisible by 11 seem most important (55, 66, 77, 88, 99.) They have a nice ring to ‘em. I’m better in every way this year than I was last. Each day gone, a day long lost but not forgotten. A LESSON learned somewhere [...]
Let’s talk about another one of my favorite soups; escarole soup with polpettini (tiny meatballs).
I love to put baby meatballs in and on just about everything, but ESPECIALLY brodo soups with greens. It’s a great way to get kids to eat their greens!
So here is a quick, simple method. Take your greens, wash them and [...]
Quick rant about pumpkin pie.
It’s all about moisture, fat and spice. Concentrate the pumpkin flavor by roasting it, cut open into quarters with the skin on at 325 degrees until cooked through. When cool, scoop it out of the skin. Now you are essentially making a pumpkin ‘flan’ mix, so purée your pumpkin in a [...]
I can’t tell you how much it warms my heart to watch my staff and customers interact with each other like family. It’s mind blowing for me. I imagined it. I designed it. I built it. I cooked it, and now I watch it with a father’s pride that all these people came together because [...]
We can all agree it’s the most heart warming of foods. The hot liquid, the slurping, the instant satisfaction. Let’s go over some basics. Stock or no stock? Well, if its puree soup I beg you NOT to use stock. It really takes away from the cleanliness. And moreover you just don’t need it if [...]
Dealing with corporate purveyors is so disheartening. What a bunch of small minded bozos. I wonder how they even got near something so sacred as food. I try very hard to cultivate real relationships with the people that bring me stuff. I have had very long relationships with just about all of them now, but [...]
My truffle oil rant seems ripe and stuck somewhere in my frontal lobe. It’s best if I expel.
White truffles are a very tricky thing, and I get that everybody is trying to look for a way to A) prolong the season and B) get away with a cheap solution.
I have many problems with truffle oil. [...]