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Nobu-Style ‘Breakfast Sobagaki’

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/world-of-nobu-nobu-style-sobagaki-nobu-nyc-downtown-nobu-tokyo/ I recently came across a menu listing at https://london-shoreditch.nobuhotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/nobu-menu-br.pdf which had an item listed as Buckwheat Bircher Muesli. The menu items was described as oatmeal and buckwheat porridge, dried fruits   nuts, brown sugar, soy milk.  Applying what I learned earlier in making the ‘dinner sobagaki’, I realized I might […]

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White Peach ‘Aliantha’

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/jody-adams-fresh-fruit-with-balsamic-pepper-syrup/ I’d been thinking about how to reproduce a flavor I’d read about in a novel years ago.  That flavor profile was described as …a light, sweet taste like that of a ripe peach faintly blended with salt and lime… One of summer’s offering is a perfectly juicy ripe white […]

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On Cherry Pie Filling

Ingredients do not recognize national boundaries -Iron Chef Michiba Fusion requires a strong culinary foundation, taking into account local products and showing restraint in applying twists, otherwise confusion results (paraphrase)                                                               […]

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Thought Of The Day

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa on complex dishes: …I ask, “How long do you think it’ll take you to make an order of fifteen at a time?”…                                                              […]

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Romesco de L’Olive

My wife wanted something a little different for our supper last weekend. Since I was making pa amb tomaquet, I thought I would do a simple grilled chicken to go with it.  But how to give the dish that Catalan approach?  Fortunately, I found a Salbixada recipe in Miramar Torres’ The Catalan Country Kitchen (p […]

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Pa amb tomàquet

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2019/04/17/approaching-homemade-bread/ Many years ago, I had the great fortune to visit Barcelona just before the start of 25th Olympic Games.  I was there, ostensibly, to study the works of Antonio Gaudi.  While there, I got the opportunity to have dinner at Restaurant L’Olivé (there’s a picture of the pa amb […]

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Approaching homemade bread

…if you give a man a fish he is hungry again in an hour. If you teach him to catch a fish you do him a good turn…                                                                                           Mrs. Dymond –Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie Recently, my wife and I noticed that we were having some difficulty finishing a loaf of commerically bought bread during […]

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