What I want to cook
Immersion blender. Running with Tweezer’s Sweet Corn Soup with Truffle Salt Globetrotter Diaries’ Shakshuka Eat Live, Run’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse
Boeuf Bourguignon - February 2012.
Julia, me and Dan Aykroyd
Some recipes seem larger than life. As I mentioned in the previous post, I am making Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon. Even though this stew is considered a peasant dish, it feels extravagant; maybe it’s the fancy French name. I planned on doing it yesterday, but ran out of time after an afternoon trip to Birmingham. The recipe calls for letting the meat simmer in the oven for 3-4...
Julia Child is the devil
Ain’t it pretty? I spent $70 on a Le Creuset casserole dish today because I’m making Boeuf Bourguignon tomorrow. How could I make one of France’s signature dishes without an authentic piece of French cookware? Some may say it is a questionable indulgence considering I’m on furlough, but I was possessed. Although, the devil didn’t make me do it, Julia Child did. ...
For the love of home cooking
Geese take flight over Elk Lake - February 2012. Like many people who love to cook, I dream of owning a restaurant. After reading Lauren Shockey’s book “Four Kitchens”, about her apprenticeships in different restaurants around the world, that dream seemed more like a nightmare. I know I’m not cut out for the long days, low pay, and high-pressure life in a restaurant kitchen. After her ...
What I want to cook
Juicer. Alton Brown’s Sweet Potato Waffles Martha Stewart’s Morel and Asparagus Sandwich with Poached Egg Two Peas and Their Pod’s Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake
Food, gender and its roots in prehistoric culture
Primal instincts - Sherman and ribs. We have a little den with a big television. The room is suited for watching TV while sitting on the couch, five in row (counting Sherman the dog), and not much else. Eating, cheering, and general sports watching merriment is limited in the 9x11 room. That all changes on Super Bowl Sunday when we crowd into the room with crowded plates to watch the game and...
Robert Burns. We are having haggis for dinner tonight. Yes, you read that right – haggis. One of my closest high school friends married a Scotsman. Very fitting for a girl who in high school loved The Jesus and Marychain and boys in skirts. On a recent gathering at their home, conversation turned to this blog. We talked about exposing kids to different types of food as a way to expose them to...