Category Archives: Experimentation & Discoveries

Cereal Milk Custard

The first time I had Humphrey Slocombe’s “Secret Breakfast” ice cream I was totally blown away… bourbon and corn flakes? Ridiculous… who would have known? Well Momofuku does a few variations on the corn flake dessert as well… they do ice cream and straight cereal milk to drink at their Milk Bar in New York. Continue reading

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Rice Cooker Short Ribs

So I had planned to braise short ribs for my Project Food Blog dinner party but I was a little behind schedule and had to improvise. I’ve always wanted to use my rice cooker to cook something other than rice but always forget about it… I figured it’s the closest thing I have to a pressure cooker so I might as well give it a shot. What did I have to lose? Just a crowd of friends expecting a good dinner… Continue reading

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Project Food Blog Round 3: Dinner Party

So my blog has been reduced to only posting about Project Foodbuzz for now. Hopefully for 8 more weeks or so! I made it to the third round and have been forced to attempt to host a “luxurious” dinner party on a seriously busy weekend. Friday night was my only option and I had absolutely no time to prepare during the week leading up… the best I could do was make some stock.

I had grand plans to do crock pot short ribs and cook them all day but my memory failed me and I forgot to borrow my coworker’s crock pot. Don’t ask how that happens… the extremes of how bad my memory/attention span is even amazes me. It’s a wonder that I can ever accomplish anything in a kitchen, where organization and preparing ahead are supposed to be the golden rules – not in my house! It’s all fresstyle baby, by the seat of my pants. Continue reading

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Making Cheese – Neufchatel

I’ve been wanting to make cheese for a while now. I finally decided to give it a shot last weekend. Since I’ve been working a lot lately with temperamental, sensitive stuff like beer and cured meats and other fermentations, I … Continue reading

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Smooth Operator

For a long time I refused to even attempt to make smoothies at home because after a few terribly watered down and flavorless attempts I decided it was best left to the masters at Jamba Juice. But, recently I decided … Continue reading

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Arugula Pesto

Ok so, sorry but I’ve been on a little bit of hiatus. Believe it or not it’s because I’ve actually been cooking more than usual. Because of that, most of what I’ve been cooking is pretty boring so I haven’t … Continue reading

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Fried Tilapia Banh Mi/Torta

Sandwiches really are a beautiful thing… and when they’re done right they really are perfect in so many ways. I’ve realized that try as I may, I just can’t deny the fact that I love bread – it’s really not … Continue reading

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Snout-to-Tail, Stout-to-Pale

photo by Phil When you see those blue Eating About Beer napkins, you know you’re in for an adventure…   Earlier this month I was selected to participate in Foodbuzz’s 24 24 24 event that showcases posts from 24 different … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts… & Chips

Boring and quick but really great… roasted Brussels sprouts are amazing and it’s that time of year. They’re in season and they’re everywhere. Forget about steaming them or even boiling and caramelizing, bla bla bla… just cut off the butts, … Continue reading

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Compost Terrine? MeatyBone Cheese?

Ok so maybe I’m no good with names – compost terrine doesn’t sound particularly appetizing, I realize. But I’m finally getting this thing going either way. Sorry about the shitty image quality but the iPhone was all I had around.  … Continue reading

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