Archive for the 'Pork' Category

Wild Mushroom, Smoked Bacon & Comté Quiche

The old-fashioned quiche has been a bit forgotten. Not that it really ever went out of style in France and home cooks still do make them there but it’s regarded as rather ordinary. The ones to get though, are the high-crusted quiche with slightly crinkly top you buy by the slice in good bakeries. They’re [...]

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Pork Belly Sliders with Pickled Cabbage & Maple Mustard

Don’t you love to find leftovers in the refrigerator and turn them into tasty little bites? That’s what happened a few days after I made the sous-vide pork belly. There was a nice chunk of it I forgot all about hidden between a quart of milk, a head of lettuce, and some brioche dough from [...]

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Cotechino with Beluga Lentils

Northern Italians traditionally eat this rich and delicious garlic sausage with lentils for New Year’s Eve dinner to bring prosperity and luck. The lentils represent the coins soon to befall all who consume the dish within an hour of midnight, so it’s with this in mind that I would like to wish you all a [...]

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Udon w/ 36-hours Pork Belly

This is a little experiment I did at home the other day. There has been a lot of chatter among chefs on what temperature and how long to cook pork belly to get the ultimate texture. Heston Blumenthal recommends cooking it sous-vide for 36-hours at a temperature of 144′F (62′C) while Nathan Myrvhold in Modernist [...]

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Sea Urchin Crostini with Lardo & Sea Salt

If sea urchin is going to be the next pork belly I have no objection, your Honor. I am guilty as charged for enjoying it so much. New York has been rolling in roe for a long time with top restaurants featuring uni on their menu in all its glory. I had dinner at Marea [...]

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