Archive for March, 2009

Ricotta Gnudi with Pancetta, Artichokes & Fried Sage

Those gnudi bastards gave me a bit of a headache to say the least. I had them for the first time at The Spotted Pig in New York City a few years ago and it was a revelation. Imagine a gnocchi with the light and pillowy texture of ricotta. There’s no flour, no potato, no […]


Pheasant, Pork Belly & Foie Gras Terrine + Artisan Bread in 5 minutes

Arrghh… My internet connection hasn’t been working for days. I almost feel like a normal human being again except that the real life is not as much exciting as this blogging world. I much rather be here with you and talk about how to make a terrine from scratch or about wrestling matches between pigs […]


Grilled Octopus Salad with Chickpeas, Wild Arugula and Preserved Lemon

I got a big craving for octopus after seeing the beautiful octopus salad We Are Never Full made recently, and after sampling some delicious versions at Pylos and Esca i couldn’t wait to get my tentacles on their hands. Yesterday, i found some nice small octopus at the fish market and we had that ‘instant […]


How to make a perfect Cheese Soufflé

Making soufflés scares the cheese out of people, but we aren’t gonna be intimidated by a couple of egg whites, are we? In this bleak economy you’ll appreciate to see something finally go up, even if it’s for a fleeting moment. My promise to you is that by the end of this post you’ll be […]


Foie-Gras ‘Burger’ with Candied Kumquats & Frisee with Pistachio Vinaigrette

A foie-gras burger!? What was i thinking? I feel the urge to apologize but really… it was the duck’s fault! A lonely slice of fresh duck foie gras was leftover from a dinner party and i had a little too much time on my hands and i was hungry.. and… and it just happened for […]