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Ad Hoc at Home – Melted Onions

February 9th, 2013 · No Comments

I think that I’ve yet to come across a cookbook that I like more than Ad Hoc at Home. It’s a beautiful book to look at, interesting to read, the recipies are uniformly delicious, and they’re not really that hard to make. While my current go-to book is Modernist Cuisine at Home, that’s more because […]

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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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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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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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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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Under Pressure

October 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

I don’t usually blog about stuff that I do at home; it’s just usually not that interesting and if I’m cooking for myself it usually comes out of a box (“there are those who believe that hamburger needs no help. I am not one of these people.”) But today, I did something new (for me) […]

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