Category Archives: techniques

Feria Peru Mucho Gusto

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lemon balm, anise hyssop, allspice leaves & pina

this is a continuance of the previous post “thank you laurent” (chef laurent gras)… i began growing lemon balm in march and it grew like crazy!  i found an interesting use for it on chef laurent gras’s blog, http://www.l2o.typepad.com (i did … Continue reading

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thank you laurent!!!

allspice berry tree annise hyssop growing under meyer lemon – thanks to chef laurent gras i have found a use for all my lemon balm and allspice berry leaves.   when mine is finished and has passed approval i will post the recipe … Continue reading

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nippan daido

i started the mise en place for this friday’s “tour de champagne” event at the hotel derek and got excited when i realized a trip to nippan daido was in my future.  this place is a wonderful local resource for … Continue reading

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foie gras, coffee soil, lime & smoked creme fraiche

foie gras – cured & rolled “au torchon”

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black truffle, potato & egg

  63 degree/1 hour farmhouse egg, potato espuma & puree   labor of love   this mentality gets me in trouble sometimes but what are you gonna do?  save em?   this dish is always popular and constantly leaves the … Continue reading

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sometimes all you need is a great product…

schizophrenic pineapple – charred, bruleed, sherbet, caviar, noodle, liquid ravioli, compressed, carpaccio & pudding

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great taste….less filling!!!!

cocktail sauce consommé   2 qts cocktail sauce, heavily seasoned 6 qts fresh shellfish stock 4 egg whites, whipped to incorporate air   mop 1.       using a  heavy-duty stainless steel sauce pot, mix all ingredients 2.      heat over medium heat, … Continue reading

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wd-50, wylie & alex

here is an example of a chef who knows what he is doing from concept to the last guest.  pay attention!!!!!

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tailor nyc & onnetworks.com

 i stumbled on this website, http://www.onnetworks.com while i was checking out sam mason’s tailor (nyc) restaurant (www.tailornyc.com).  he has posted new menus and the balance between the kitchen and bar are incredible. tailor’s mixoligist, eban freeman, is super impressive! his ability … Continue reading

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