Swimming Upstream

Pastrami-Cured Salmon with Yellow Pepper Sabayon & Poached Beet

Pastrami-Cured Salmon with Yellow Pepper Sabayon & Poached Beet More than not, I go against the grain – professionally, personally, and especially in cooking. Often misunderstood, but rightfully so, it is rooted in my inherent need to push myself, others, … Continue reading

Gyro Scope

Homemade Gyro with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Homemade Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce: Emotional stability is hard earned, and we have to work for it. It’s much like an ingredient made from scratch that takes time and patience, but the end result is worth it. Having grown up … Continue reading

Oh Crepe

Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo: Occasionally I find myself on a mission, usually in a mad scientist kind of fashion. A mission to perfect or otherwise alter traditional norms in cooking, and find new textures and flavors for the same dish making slight … 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

Summer Slow Down

Smoky Seafood Chowder

Smoky Seafood Chowder: It’s been a hot and unusually humid summer this year. The kind of humidity that makes you move in a lethargic slow-motion pace. However, nothing will prevent me from mustering the primordial energy to cook something unique … Continue reading

I’m Cured

Pastrami-cured Salmon

Pastrami-cured Salmon: I have many vices, one of which is freshly cured pastrami. It’s the kind of weakness that always satisfies in that deep spiritual way, but with equal parts evil. Nothing quite like it – whether eating it on … Continue reading

Tale of Two Tails

Maine Lobster Sausage with Fish Velouté Sauce

Maine Lobster Sausage with Fish Velouté Sauce: While traveling recently over a long weekend, I stumbled upon a Swedish restaurant off-the-beaten-path of Maine’s beautiful coastline. As always with any new restaurant, I like sitting at the bar for dinner and … Continue reading

Foie Gras Parable

Foie Gras with Strawberry Balsamic Gastrique

Foie Gras with Strawberry Balsamic Gastrique: Foie gras lovers face an uphill battle on a topic glazed in controversy, disdain, and even anger. A controversy that is both important, but at the same time, often misunderstood. Foie gras is not … Continue reading