A quick note on tosazu

…cooking is most about giving my customers little surprises that will lead them to make discovery about their own latent tastes.                                                                     -Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu: The Cookbook, p. 10 So my wife and I were discussing what to make for tonight’s dinner and she suggested hamachi with a thought to hamachi kama.  However, the notion of […]

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A first day of autumn dinner menu

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/reproducing-nobu-intercontinental-hong-kongs-sweet-corn-and-scallop-salad/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/the-reproduction-is-left-as-an-exercise-for-the-reader-trying-to-make-nobus-soy-salt/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/brussel-sprouts-arctic-char-nobu-style-revisited/ So my wife asked if I could do a cod dinner for the first day of autumn.  Thinking about the dinner, I came across a picture at Nobu Tokyo via Tripadvisor that showed a dish of cod, brussel sprouts and soy salt.  And that made me […]

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Nobu Rosemary Miso

So I came across this the other day: https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2010/12/if-you-cant-get-to-nobu-try-chef-rasos-lamb-recipe-at-home/ I was intrigued to try this over Labor Day weekend since I’d seen this on the Nobu menus (and associated with lamb and prime rib [Nobu Manila]) for the last several years.  But looking at the rosemary miso recipe seemed rather unwieldy for a home cook […]

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A note on Gordon Ramsays’s Broccoli Soup

So my wife would be returning home tonight from her family trip and she requested a simple vegetable soup that didn’t require a stock base.   After looking around a bit, I found Chef Ramsay’s broccoli soup and some guidance notes at epicurious.com ( https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/gordon-ramsays-broccoli-soup-50090789 ); after watching Chef Ramsay’s video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KR44a_5v_A , I revised […]

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Asian Chicken Demiglace

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/on-the-importance-of-bone-stocks/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/a-note-on-salt-and-soy-sauce-salinity-equivalence/ Mr. Robuchon…preached the use of only three or four ingredients in most dishes. His goal was always to show off, not mask, their flavors.                                                                                                                               -Washington Post, 6 Aug 2018 Fusion requires a strong culinary foundation, taking into account local products and showing restraint in applying twists, […]

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Iron Chef Chen Fried Rice

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/on-suimono/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/chawanmushi/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/revisiting-an-old-family-grilled-marinated-chicken-recipe/ Over the years, I’ve eaten my fair share of fried rice when I’ve gone out to a chinese restaurant for dinner.  While my wife was away helping her mother, I decided to revisit my food memories to see if I could learn to make a better […]

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Ingredient Alert: Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener Is Available Retail

Star Market Auburndale, MA is currently stocking Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener and mentioned that this will be a regular item.

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