Archive for September, 2008

The Big Debate: Milk Chocolate, Peanut & Banana Bars

This is a recipe from Pichet Ong i found in The Sweet Spot, his interpretation of a Reese Peanut butter cups. For me, it was screaming for banana.. So heck! I added a brulee banana on top. There aren’t enough bruleed bananas in this world anyway. You’ll get that too if you vote for me. […]


Duck Confit & ‘Zen’ Vegetable Stir-Fry

Can you tell i cleaned the refrigerator today? I like to start fresh every week but i had two duck legs confit, various vegetables, mushrooms, some ginger, garlic, shallots and scallions leftover from last week, so i made a nice little stir-fry. When the vegetables started to get happy in the wok i deglazed with […]


The Ratatouille Conspiracy

Remember when the food critic, Anton Ego, reviews the restaurant the young Linguini has just taken over in the movie Ratatouille? Anton, who looks like a geeky Count Dracula, is served ratatouille. His first reaction is to dismiss it as peasant dish, but after the first bite he’s overcome with childhood memories. Ego has a […]


How to Make a Perfect Tarte Tatin

I was bombarded with freshly picked, juicy, sweet and tart apples from Big Bossman’s garden today. My first reflex was to dodge the attack and jump under the kitchen table to resist the change of season, but that didn’t make the apples go away. Eventually my rumbling stomach forced me out of hiding and i […]


It’s All About the Rub: Ten-Spice Rack of Lamb w/ Cucumber-Mint Relish

A few days ago I went to see a massage therapist in Chinatown after hurting my back at work. People around me kept warning me of this kind of therapy saying things like: “You can’t take the pain, you wuss!” or “This ain’t for gwai lo’s!” (white boys) or even “You’ll cry like a baby!”. […]