Deconstructing Wellington

Porcini Crusted Beef Tips with Red Wine Reduction & Pastry Cubes Those who know me hear me say the word “reinvention” quite often. It’s a core characteristic for me, both personally and professionally. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not … Continue reading

Down the Rabbit Hole

Black Garlic Tortellini with Parmesan Foam: Dining often is about the experience, and the intensity of that experience especially when it sits squarely on the plate in front of you, is what can matter most. In the process of deciding … Continue reading

Oh My Cod

Curry Butter Icelandic Cod with Brandied Currants & Balsamic Infused Lentils: So first off – this was an “oh my god” dish that brought the best out of every ingredient. I have been enjoying sous vide as a technique for … Continue reading

It’s All About The Wine

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash: I was in my new favorite wine store this week in Westford Mass, which truly is a mecca of great selections from around the world. As fate would have it, there was a single bottle of Bull’s Blood … Continue reading

Don’t Call Me Sue

Sous Vide Pork Belly with Soy Ginger Glaze

Sous Vide Pork Belly with Soy Ginger Glaze: My grandmother would often dare me. Dare me to try different foods, different spices, different flavors. She would dare me to do what basically, most people were afraid of, and without fail … Continue reading

Winter Reboot

Slow Roasted Salmon with Skillet Barley & Broccolini & Horseradi

Slow Roasted Salmon with Skillet Barley & Horseradish Sauce: I took a sabbatical recently from posting to this blog. Not from cooking altogether, and not by design, but from a need to rethink and reinvent. Ok, and a little gravity … Continue reading

Hard Headed

Lacquered Steelhead Trout with Roasted Cauliflower Puree

Lacquered Steelhead Trout with Roasted Cauliflower Puree: Hard headed? – no not me, the fish. However, being stubborn is not a bad thing when it’s rooted in an honorable need to stick to your guns for the purpose of protecting … Continue reading

Unconventional Wisdom

Risotto with Lentil Curry Puree & Cornmeal Crushed Shrimp

Risotto with Lentil Curry Puree & Cornmeal Crushed Shrimp: It’s a sunny afternoon, and although it’s 30 degrees with three feet of ever-so-slowly melting snow, there is a chorus of birds singing in the trees. In New England, the gap … Continue reading

Rillettes Race

Seared Rabbit Rillettes with Rosemary Polenta & Wine Crème Sauc

Rabbit Rillettes: I was wandering aimlessly through the market recently like a bored child. Actually went in with no plan or otherwise list of anything to purchase, just seemed apropos at the time as it was a nice market. Much … Continue reading

Completely Poached

Poached Pork Shoulder in Buttermilk & Garlic

Poached Pork Shoulder in Buttermilk & Garlic with Bamboo Rice Salad: It’s Christmas day, and the weather in New England is far from traditional with warm air and heavy rains. We had originally planned to be away skiing this week, … Continue reading