17 Feb Sole Walewska: a new level of seafood decadence

I figured I’d just set one thing straight. There’s been a lot of talk lately on this site about my friend Tina and our dining adventures. Consequently it’s been a logical assumption by many that there was a bit more than friendship going on here. So let me put it out there for the millionth time...

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29 Dec New Year’s 2013: The Menu

I believe I promised everybody yesterday that I'd post the working draft of my New Year's dinner. I feel a bit ambivalent about it as it sort of ruins the surprise, but hey, a promise is a promise. Here then, as promised, is the working draft of my 2013 New Year's Dinner. Presented for your enjoyment in...

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28 Dec New Year’s Menu 2013: Inspiration and creation

Something weird (and wonderful) has started happening. Over the last couple of days, I’ve noticed the number of visitors to this site going up, and the number of page views per visitor increasing. For a while, I was wondering what was going on until today when I started receiving messages along the lines of “Hey, my...

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17 Dec The best damned mashed potatoes you’ll ever have!

Ask almost anybody with a fair amount of culinary knowledge and they will tell you that the only difference between a really good home cooked meal and a perfect meal served at a restaurant is that the restaurant uses (a lot) more salt when seasoning! This is a culinary fact! It holds true for every dish...

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09 Dec Thanksgiving 2013: Turkey cooking lessons

… Or things I've learned cooking my very first turkey! This Thanksgiving, I cooked my first ever turkey for a host of friends. Like so many people before me, I was nervous, confused and even slightly intimidated by the process. While I certainly would not call the end result perfect, I’m sure that everybody at the table...

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28 Nov Thanksgiving 2013: Countdown to T-day

Gobble, gobble! Today, the last Thursday in November, is Thanksgiving Day for my many American friends! So happy Turkey-day, you guys, may your day be full of football, beers, turkey, gravy, wine, marshmallows and sweet potatoes! For me, today is an ordinary workday, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t the least bit jealous...

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