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, (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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