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I’m the last person to claim expertise in Thai cooking. But there’s something about it – something about the way the flavors explode in your mouth and then coyly unfold – that piques my interest.
Lucky for me, there are some truly great Thai restaurants in Syracuse. I was lucky enough to speak to the owner [read more ...]
Clearly I have a problem, as it was mere days ago I was telling you that I’m done lusting after spring. Well, um, last night I made a minted pea sauce. For lamb, nonetheless! I know what you’re thinking: why didn’t she just go for the full monty and throw some damn morels on it? Would’ve, but [read more ...]
Gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve cooked fish.
I guess with all this winter weather I should just be content to hunker down with meatier things: cinnamon-kissed lamb chops, short ribs braised in red wine, stewed chicken thighs. But the weather in New York has been downright lovely lately – it reached 52 degrees with brilliant sunshine [read more ...]
I do believe in fate.
Last week while aimlessly wandering the aisles of the grocery store, I picked up a jar of molasses. I love molasses for its deep, warm sweetness and retro-chic quality. ”Why don’t I bake with this more often?” I said to myself at the time. “I should make a conscious effort to use it.” [read more ...]
I’ll admit to a certain degree of laziness in my attraction to oeufs en cocotte. (I will also admit to a bit of Francophilic tendency, hence my refusal to talk about this dish using its English name, eggs baked in ramekins.)
I do love eggs for supper – with a glass of spicy-floral Gewurztraminer and a [read more ...]
Earlier this week I had a half-bunch of kale wilting away in the refrigerator. Not enough to bake into chips and too small a quantity to braise or steam and be substantial, I let it sit there for days as I wrestled with the desire to be rid of it and the preemptive guilt of [read more ...]