Monthly Archives: October 2009

My new job!

This past Sunday, I went to Stir, Barbara Lynch’s demonstration kitchen and cookbook store. Chef Barbara just published her new cookbook: Stir: Mixing it up in the Italian tradition. I wanted a copy, wanted to meet her, and have the … Continue reading

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The Last Stages

We returned from the West coast and I set myself to finding more stages before going back to No 9 Park for another round. After a few scheduling mistakes, confusions, miscommunications, I confirmed a day at Clio, Ken Oringer’s restaurant … Continue reading

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West Coast Restaurant Highlights

The trip west was exactly what Ben and I were hoping for; the drive up the coast was entertaining, the redwoods were as surreal as expected, and we had some memorable meals. 1. Stink beans, Berkeley On the first night … Continue reading

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Just in case I’m not the only one; I always get these confused: Tagine A dish native to North Africa cuisines (Algeria and Morocco) named after the specialized pot in which it is cooked. Similar to a Dutch Oven, it … Continue reading

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Three more stages

6 October – Hamersley’s I rang the doorbell a few times – turns out that Gordon Hamersley hadn’t yet told anyone that I was coming. I told the sous chef I was there for a stage, and he gave me … Continue reading

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Home-grown Figs and the Best Blue Cheese

The garden output is slowly declining – the last round of cucumbers, the few determined tomatoes, herbs to be dried. But the eggplants are holding out, and finally – finally – the figs are beginning to ripen. Ben and I … Continue reading

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