Jan 22 2010

French Onion Soup

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Filled with tears, blood shed and triumph, this entry has all the makings of a blockbuster thriller. I bet you didn't realize french onion soup could be so exciting. Last week we took a "Knife Skills Masterclass" at the Bowery Culinary Center as part of my Christmas present from none other than the love of my ...


Jan 14 2010

Hearty Beef Chili

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Alas, a real deal manly meal! No truffle oil, no hollandaise, no puff pastry. It doesn't have any fancy French words thrown in like mousse, roulade or frisée. Just a good ol' hearty meal after a long day in the fields, harvesting wheat in your tractor (is that what you even use a tractor for???). I ...


Dec 28 2009

Poached Pears In a Shiraz Reduction – Fancy Shmancy

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What better way to jump back from my holiday hiatus than a post-Christmas dessert. Perfect on a winter day and light enough to revive me from food coma…


Dec 2 2009

Osso Bucco – Or Awesome Bucco???

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Yes, I had to add the cheesy joke. But it's true. Osso bucco is awesome. Slowly braised until the meat is falling off the bone, it is one of my most favorite Italian dishes. Literally meaning "hole bone", osso bucco's prize is the tiny crevice of marrow in the middle. I know. I cringed too ...