Archive for September, 2010

Project Food Blog: Zen Goes Sushi!

Take a French man and ask him to cook outside his comfort zone and maybe, maybe he’ll cook something Japanese for you. Needless to say, i didn’t know how difficult it would be to roll sushi with that damn baguette stuck under my arm. This is of course the 2nd challenge in Project Food Blog: [...]

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Bread Inspiration from a Master Baker

I must admit i’m not a great baker. There’s a love/hate relationship between me and yeast that’s so bad at times i can almost hear the micro-organisms yell in unison: “We ain’t working for you, sucker!” It’s a little bit like trying to run things with a worker’s union on your ass. The problem is, [...]

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Project Food Blog: “The Next Food Blog Star” & Tarte Fine aux Pommes to bribe the judges

I’m entering this post to Foodbuzz’s “Project Food Blog 2010: The Next Food Blog Star”. Voting for me will guarantee you many years of good apple karma. You know, that’s the exact opposite of rotten apple karma. That’s when you’re about to take a bite and a little worm comes out and look at you [...]

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Five-Herb Ravioli with Chanterelles, Roasted Tomato Coulis and Basil Oil

With summer fleeting away rapidly i’m rushing to use the last of the summer harvest. The overripe tomatoes were turned into a roasted tomato coulis, the herbs from the garden which don’t do well in colder temperatures were used to make a stuffing for ravioli along with ricotta, mascarpone and spinach. The overgrown basil was [...]

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Pêche Melba

Pêche Melba was created by famed chef Auguste Escoffier in 1892 for opera singer Nellie Melba after she performed in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at London’s Covent Garden. The lovely Ms. Melba was staying at the Savoy Hotel in London and sent Escoffier a pair of tickets to come see her sing that night. To celebrate [...]

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