08 Jan Over the top: Pear and Sauternes Sorbet

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...

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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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04 Dec The World’s Best French Onion Soup

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...

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