Archive for September, 2007

Soft Polenta w/ Sauteed Wild Mushrooms

Nobody was hurt during the writing of this post. Believe me, being obsessive-compulsive isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it comes to make the kind of dish that requires your full obsessive attention, you might want to stop your medication for the day while preparing this dish. I did when i found beautiful wild [...]

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How To Work a Greenmarket

This is a nice little video of Alice Water from “Chez Panisse” shopping at the 14th street Greenmarket in New York City. In case you’ve been living on another planet “Chez Panisse” is a legendary restaurant in Berkeley California that’s famous for cooking the freshest locally grown ingredients in delicious ways. You might think everyone [...]

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Peach-Cardamon Pie

For the flaky pastry dough: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 8 ounces cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1/4 cup vegetable shortening (no trans-fat), cut into small pieces 6 tablespoons cold water For the peach filling: 8 ripe peaches peeled, pitted and sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/2 cup [...]

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Steamed Black Cod w/ Chinese Black Bean Sauce

Fermented black beans are small, black soybeans that have been preserved in salt. Also known as Chinese black beans or salty or salted black beans, they have a strong, salty flavor. Once you try them, they will become a staple in your pantry! This recipe is based on a basic black bean stir fry which [...]

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The Best Chocolate Chips Cookies

The Sunday New York Times published an article by Amanda Hesser with three glorious Chocolate-Chip cookies recipes: Thin-and-Crisp Chocolate-Chip Cookies Flat-and-Chewy Chocolate-Chip Cookies Thick-and-Gooey Chocolate-Chip Cookies Well let’s put it this way… As a rule, a recipe with such large amounts of butter and chocolate automatically wins a top spot on my To Do list. [...]

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