Monthly Archives: August 2009

Bacon-Wrapped Swordfish

The whole roasted pig’s head was the correct choice to have made at the Whole Hog Dinner, but part of me has been wondering about the Guanciale-Wrapped Line-Caught Swordfish I passed up, especially after chef Tony Maws tweeted that it … Continue reading

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Flooding the Market

The vegetables were picked yesterday and on the truck this morning. There’s no way we weren’t coming today.” I heard that from all of the farmer’s market vendors who are actual farmers instead of bakers or artisanal producers. How could … Continue reading

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Fergus Cooks a Pig’s Head

After I described the Whole Hog Dinner to a curious He Who Must Not Be Ignored, he grew quite indignant: “You ate pig’s head and you didn’t save me any cheek? That’s my favorite part!” Feeling guilty of parental malfeasance, … Continue reading

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Craigie on Main: Whole Hog Dinner

With meals at St. John and Au Pied de Cochon already under our belts, it was time for me and She Who Must Be Obeyed to focus on finding a similar dining experience here in the States. As luck would … Continue reading

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Galileo’s Telescope

I didn’t need to see the Google home page to remember that today is the 400th anniversary of Galileo constructing his first telescope. That date has been burned into my brain since the sixth grade, and, like many things remembered … Continue reading

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St. Julia’s Day, Part 2: Mousseline au Chocolat

If you’re serving coq au vin for dinner on St. Julia’s Day, then it follows that you should serve chocolate mousse for dessert. The recipe in Mastering is the second chocolate mousse recipe I learned; the first was taught to … Continue reading

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Market Doldrums

It’s hot, too hot to cook let alone think about what to cook for the upcoming week. But I forced myself to think ahead and plan my market visit for some of the meals I’ll make in the cooler days … Continue reading

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St. Julia’s Day, Part 1: Coq au Vin

I used to refer to Julia Child as Saint Julia. She was revered by millions, was responsible for the miraculous daily transsubstantiation of base ingredients into delicious meals, and was certainly prayed to in an effort to avert uncountable kitchen … Continue reading

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Kind of Bloop

Lots of musicians pay with 8-bit music composition programs, reworking pop favorites to sound like they were generated by old video game systems. But few have tried their hand at chiptune jazz, a deficiency that Andy Baio of Waxy.org sought … Continue reading

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Au Pied de Cochon

The best meal I ate in Montreal was planned months in advance, inspired (predictably, if you’re a regular reader) by the Quebec episode of No Reservations, first aired in April of 2006: Yes, I remembered this restaurant for three years, … Continue reading

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