Posts Tagged cooking

Thought Of The Day

From a Wall Street Journal ‘quick interview’ with Thomas Keller (see for the full interview:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204603004577267473129030612.html ) What led you to develop tasting menus?… …Chefs are nurturers, we give you what you want. I never understood how a chef could say “no” to a vegetarian… Advertisements

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Red Wine Braised Short Ribs With Root Vegetables

When the fall and winter months arrive here in New England, I tend to adjust my cooking towards soups and stews.  One of my favorite dishes to do is red wine braised short ribs.  There are several recipes that I’ve seen over the years. I think the one that appealed to me the most was […]

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Chicken Stock

While waiting for my wife to return home from a day’s outing this past Wed (24 Aug), I decided to make a simple soup for supper.  I decided to make a chicken broth based soup.  Little did I realize that I was in for a surprise.  So what I chose to make was based on […]

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Grandmother’s Chicken Curry

So my wife would be returning home from Taipei with my mother-in-law late Monday night/early Tuesday morning (2 Aug).   By the time we got home from the airport, it would be well past 2 AM.  But I thought, gee, they might not have had a good meal.  So I thought about what I could make […]

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Ron Siegel’s Salmon On Shrimp Ravioli, Watercress Puree And Espelette Oil

During my honeymoon stay in San Francisco, I came across the May 2011 edition of Haute Living which had a recipe for Ron Siegel’s Salmon, Shrimp Ravioli with baby vegetables, watercress puree and espelette oil (see: http://www.hauteliving.com/2011/05/ron-siegel-presentation-sm/).  So I decided to see if I could make a serving of this for myself. So the recipe […]

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Chawanmushi

Chawanmushi is probably the very first thing I ever made when I was 12 or 13. In a nutshell, this is a savory steamed ‘custard’ enriched with good soup stock (read: umami). When I first made it, I made it with a combination of minced green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, diced ham and water […]

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Corn Puree French Laundry Style And Chinese Crab Corn Soup

“…to me a successful dish is taking something simple and making it exceptional”   -Joel Robuchon William Mark’s The Chinese Gourmet lists a recipe for Crab And Corn Soup (which I presume is Cantonese-style), that calls for a can of creamed corn for the soup. Well, Del Monte claims that its version of creamed corn contains only […]

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