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Entries from January 2013

Bouchon – Garlic Confit

January 28th, 2013 · No Comments

I didn’t even know what this was before I found the recipe. As soon as you pick up Bouchon, you basically want to eat steak frites. So in making the fries, it recommended making garlic aioli to go with them (make it, it’s delicious). The mayonnaise gets the garlic from first making a garlic confit. […]

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Modernist Creamed Spinach

January 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Making a steak dinner – carrot soup, sous vide steak, heaps of shallots, strawberry gelato and mango panna cotta for dessert – but needed an extra side for the steak. Huge bag of spinach in the fridge, MCAH recommends creamed spinach as a side for the steak – OK, while it sounds like food from […]

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Tags: Cooking at home · Modernist cuisine

Fourth Sous Vide Attempt – Scrambled Eggs

January 19th, 2013 · No Comments

So, Modernist Cuisine at Home and a lot of other cookbooks make a big deal about eggs. But eggs, well, good for breakfast, or maybe in a sandwich, and super-important for cooking all kinds of things, but people don’t exactly rhapsodize about eggs the way they do about say, steak, or chocolate, or even bacon […]

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James Hook & Co Seafood – Boston, MA

January 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Every once in a while, you eat something and you’re like, “yup, that’s it. that’s the best there is.” And that happened a few months ago – I got back to the same place today and thought the exact same thing. And the thing I thought it about was the lobster roll at James Hook […]

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Tags: Boston · Favorites · Seafood

Third Sous Vide Attempt – Fried Chicken

January 14th, 2013 · No Comments

The short version of the post: I made the MCAH fried chicken and the Science of Good Cooking double-fried french fries. Both worked out, it was delicious, I’d do it again. The long version of this post: In what seemed like a good idea at the time, after deep frying the steaks last night, D […]

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Second Sous Vide Attempt – Steak

January 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Since our previous sous vide attempt worked out pretty well with chicken, we had some ribeyes in the freezer that have been calling our name all week. I’ve been experimenting with multiple different steak cooking methods in the last little while. I’ve always found steak really hard to cook properly, and I don’t have access […]

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Tags: Modernist cuisine

First sous vide attempt

January 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ever since picking up a copy of Modernist Cuisine at Home, I’ve been dying to try some sous vide cooking. So in December, I picked up a Hamilton Beach Manual Slow Cooker – I think it was on sale at the time for about $16. To go with it, I also picked up a Dorkfood.com […]

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Tags: Cooking at home · Modernist cuisine