A Salad of Radicchio, Lardons, Green Goddess Dressing and 6-Minute Egg

I crave this salad so much. Finally I managed to replicate it at home. Let me back out a bit. I travel a bit for my work and a few years ago I had a project in Portland, Oregon. A lovely city with amazing food scene and tons of restaurants. One of my regular placesContinue reading “A Salad of Radicchio, Lardons, Green Goddess Dressing and 6-Minute Egg”

Milk Bar’s Birthday (or Mother’s Day or Any Day) Cake

Christina Tosi from Milk Bar loves classic, sweet, indulgent and at times industrial (oh no!) desserts. At least that is what she claims. I really have my doubts about that. You know, about her actually enjoying the shitty cake that comes out of a mix box tasting of chemicals and sugar. I digress, regardless ofContinue reading “Milk Bar’s Birthday (or Mother’s Day or Any Day) Cake”

The Nomad: Scallop Seared with Parsnips and Grapes

Parsnips and scallops are a delicious match. The coolest thing about this recipe from The Nomad Cookbook is the various ways it uses parsnips. I am especially fond of the cooking method and result of the “pressed parsnip planks” (say that ten time real fast!). I will be using that again for sure. Other thanContinue reading “The Nomad: Scallop Seared with Parsnips and Grapes”

Bouchon: Salmon Tartar

A process more than a recipe. I bought some really lovely salmon and decided to make tartar with some of it and had no intention of posting about it, but then I took some nice pictures and here we are recorded for posterity. It’s based on the recipe from Thomas Kellers’ Bouchon cookbook, my referenceContinue reading “Bouchon: Salmon Tartar”

Aviary Cocktail: Another Caucasian, Gary

The Dude might not recognize this lovely complex drink as his favorite indulgence but the folks at Aviary, the Chicago and NYC cocktail bar, created this in his honor. It is a refined take on the White Russian and named after one of thousands of memorable Dude quotes from the Coens’ The Big Lebowski. TheContinue reading “Aviary Cocktail: Another Caucasian, Gary”

Salmon, Cauliflower and Citronette

This is a rare post for me. I cooked this for dinner tonight. Typically it takes me weeks or even months before getting back to something I want to blog about. This dish was simple, delicious and looked great that I figured I’ll get off my lazy behind and post it here. I picked upContinue reading “Salmon, Cauliflower and Citronette”

Glandoulat: Red Beans and Pork with Carrots from the Southwest of France

Cool name but really this is a delicious classic combination of pork and beans made all the more refined and nuanced because it’s another recipe from Paula Wolfert’s The Cooking of Southwest France.  It’s perfect for the cool weather months and simpler to prepare than a Cassoulet or Garbure (It’s been a while since IContinue reading “Glandoulat: Red Beans and Pork with Carrots from the Southwest of France”