They say that necessity is the mother of invention. I agree in some cases. In other cases, gluttony is the mother of invention. Take my newest original dessert for example: I was busying myself the night before New Year’s poaching some pears in about half a bottle of Sauternes wine for a dessert serving in our...

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...

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...

Ah French onion soup. The perfect comfort food. That piping hot mess of sweet onions, gelatinous beef broth, warming alcohol, crunchy crouton and molten cheese. In today's installment of our Thanksgiving series, I share with you my recipe and secret tips for the perfect French onion soup. But let me first share with you the...