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No Bake Cheesecake: Mechanics

Not being gifted in making desserts, I’d been meditating on how I would approach making Iron Chef Morimoto’s ‘Tofu’ Cheesecake (The New Art Of Japanese Cooking, p.236-238).  I was first intrigued by that dish from the Iron Chef Tofu [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp8ImnpXobY at time index 30:46 ] and Iron Chef America Tofu battles.  While I did […]

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Planning The Christmas 2019 Menu

Sakizuke ikura dashijiru wasabi Hassun Nobu Tomato Umami Matsuhisa Dressing, katsuobushi Mukozuke tako spicy ponzu Takiawase Michiba Buri Curry Nimono daikon, ohitashi Agemono Blue Dragon Buttermilk Tempura Chicken Asian ‘Slaw’ Futamono Shoyu Dashi Lobster, Fishcake Yakimono Lamb Tokyo Negi, Michiba Sansho Miso Suzakana Field Greens Morimoto yuzu dressing Shiizakana Chawanmushi unagi kabayaki Gohan Nobu Truffled […]

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Nobu West Dashimaki/Tamagoyaki Unagi/White Truffle Egg Roll – Technical Notes

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2019/09/28/boiled-anago-sawara-nobu-style/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/omakase-at-home-thanksgiving-style/ Last weekend, when I was trying to use some of the leftover sawara that I prepared like anago for a breakfast, I decided to repurpose it using the Freshwater Eel And White Truffle Egg ‘Roll’ recipe in Nobu West (p. 200-201).  Reading through the recipe, I thought […]

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Adria-Style Toasted Bread With Chocolate

I was thinking about how to make a quick simple dessert on a warm fall day. Looking through my library, I found Ferran Adria’s Toasted Bread With Bittersweet Chocolate (Food & Wine Chef Recipes Made Easy,p. 11).  I found the online recipe at: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/toasted-bread-and-bittersweet-chocolate The recipe was staggeringly simple.  But I wanted to add my […]

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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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