Pork Belly confit with tangerine-sesame emulsion, grits & chinese chives

There’s a Chinese supermarket conveniently located next to my gym where I’m known to buy pork belly right after spending an hour on the treadmill. Even the butcher gives me an amused look when I ordered a pound of center cut while still in my sweaty work-out clothes. Sometimes the best intentions in the world […]

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Flaky Empanadas

There’s a bottle of rendered lard in my refrigerator and every time i open the door I’m reminded that I have a world of delicious flaky pastries right there at my fingertips. Empanadas are the first thing that came to mind but I knew I didn’t want the doughy, insipid kind that leaves you feeling […]

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Grilled Ribeye Steak with Piri-Piri & Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a kind of spicy, vinegar-laced parsley pesto, and the condiment of choice with the asado, or grilled beef of Argentina. In this version, i left out the chili and used it in the spice rub instead to let the chimichurri act more as a kool-aid for the spicy-smokey-peppery grilled ribeye. This sauce is […]

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The Lamb Burger Experiment

That’s what happen when you spend a little too much time on twitter. I recently read a tweet by @FrankBruni touting the merits of the lamb burger at The Breslin. For you non-New-Yorkers, that’s the New York Times ex-restaurant critic tweeting about a favourite of his at a new popular hang-out. With an instant craving […]

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Braised Oxtail & Foie-Gras Terrine

I’m blogging backward so if you read my last post you already know what i did with the leftovers from this project. If you didn’t, go there… and quick! Sure, this oxtail and foie-gras terrine has the coarse appearance of a geological sample but i can guarantee you there’s no spinosaurus fossil stuck in there. The […]

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