Feb 19 2010

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

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I said to him the other day, "I don't think I have a culinary musing to go along with the rice pudding." To which he matter-of-factly replied, "But you're Asian, baby." Nicely done my racist little expat. Was this a retaliation response for all the times I asked him to carry a baguette under his arm ...


Dec 7 2009

Saffron Risotto

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Risotto is to osso bucco as Robin is to Batman. The ultimate sidekick. This traditional Italian grain with its creamy texture, is such a delicious accompaniment to the meatiness of the braised veal shanks. When we first attempted to make risotto, we must have over estimated the instructions to "keep stirring". For thirty minutes he stood ...