feb 16, 2012
Valentine's Day Fool
alcohol • international • dessert
A British dessert dating back to the 1500's, fruit fool is as simple as its name suggests. Traditional fool (or foole ) is nothing more than pureed fruit folded into sweetened whipped cream. For Valentine's day I took it a notch further and added a bed of peaches and bourbon syrup under the swirly folds of cream.
jul 24, 2011
alcohol • international • easy • vegetarian
so, I give up and make sangria. There are as many recipes for sangria as there are women in Spain. There is no proper, authentic sangria.
may 08, 2011
Ginger and Shiitake Pork
alcohol • meat • international • main course • mushrooms • Asian • challenging
Mushrooms, ginger, and pork - a perfect combination of flavors with an Eastern twist. This recipe is inspired by Japanese cooking, but does not require any rare ingredients (because I was too lazy to travel to Manhattan for a visit to a Japanese grocery). And I don't regret it, because this pork dish lacks absolutely nothing.
jan 17, 2011
alcohol • meat • lamb • main course • challenging
Whatever it was, I invited beer to my kitchen, and it graciously accepted. Cooking with beer has a long tradition, but for some reason appears less often in the kitchen than wine. Just like wine, beer works well as a deglazing agent for a pan sauce and is also a great liquid for braising because it has a degree of acidity that helps tenderize the meat.