Archive for August, 2010

Lemon Verbena Poached Apricots with Fresh Ricotta Ice Cream & Blackberry syrup

It’s been a heck of a week out here in the Hamptons with lots of dinner parties and fancy guests staying over at Big Bossman’s house. The abundance of fresh produce around me has been boosting my creativity but this dessert is one of the only thing i had the time to photograph in the […]


Homemade Linguine with Clams & Chorizo

When life gets hectic and stressful (and believe me, it does even for a zen chef), there are a few things that i found to be therapeutic and they include doing the dishes, baking and making pasta from scratch. Everything else related to cooking i classify under ‘work’. And there’s plenty of work these days […]


Green Fig Tart with Fig-Balsamic Glaze

I wasn’t planning to post this recipe. Why? Well, because there’s no big mystery to it and you could probably figure it out just from looking at the pictures. Plus, i’m lazy. Okay, make that the main reason. Here’s the story, a layer of frangipane goes on top of crisp and buttery rounds of puff […]


Flan Parisien

It’s hard not to come across a bakery in Paris that doesn’t sell large slices of the popular Flan Parisien (also known as flan pâtissier) with its delicious thick custard browned on top and a buttery pâte brisée on the bottom. This flan couldn’t be any simpler, quicker or delicious and can only get better after spending […]


Salted-Caramel Macarons

I’ve had this salted-caramel macarons in my archives since last year and i’m not sure why i haven’t posted it yet. I’m getting nostalgic just from looking at them. Going on pilgrimage at Pierre Herme’s boutique in Paris two weeks ago and tasting the masterpiece reminded me that maybe i should publish this post after […]