Archive for September, 2010

In celebration of Susie’s birthday last weekend, we decided to launch an experiment baking Momofuku’s notorious Crack Pie. I’ve been to Momofuku Ssam and Milk Bar several times, though admittedly I’ve never tried the crack (I can never convince myself to pass up the captain crunch milk shake!). But given that everyone from Ashton Kutcher […]

  A lot of people hold the misconception that Bouillabaisse is difficult to make, most likely because its French and it involves fish. The truth is, its really just all about the stock. If you can get the soup base right, you can throw in just about any white fleshed fish or shellfish and come […]

We adapted this recipe from the Il Viaggio Di Vetri cookbook. We did a few things differently- some of which turned out for the better, some for the worse. First, the original recipe calls for fresh black truffle. Since we don’t live in Piedmont (yet) and didn’t happen to have any fresh ones on hand, […]

Point Reyes & Fontina Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions Ingredients:  1 loaf ciabatta bread, 6 ounces Point Reyes blue cheese, 8 ounces Fontina cheese, 2 Vidalia onions (cut into 1/8 inch slices), olive oil, salt, pepper.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Heat frying pan over medium heat.  Add olive oil and onions.  Reduce […]

  Nose: limestone, lemon zest, and white peach, with subtle hints of vanilla custard Palate: soft, minerally, and fresh; perfect pairing with a salty crudo.    Notes: region- Santa Ynez, California; varietal- 100% Sauvignon Blanc; the grapes are given 24 hours skin contact before being moved into stainless steel tanks for aging, which gives the […]

Nose: pepper, black licorice, lavender, very earthy with jammy red and dark fruits Palate: cherry, plum, mocha; rich and full with vibrant fruits and mineral notes Notes: region- Languedoc, France; varietal- 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre. This is an amazing red that blends the best of Bandol and Chateau du Beaucastel like flavors into […]