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

Partridge in a Canadian Pear Tree

Braised Partridge with Mushroom Sauce

Braised Partridge with Mushroom Sauce & Raspberries: We spent the holidays at Mont Tremblant, a beautifully majestic ski resort in Quebec north of Montreal. Canada as a whole is a wonderful country with welcoming people and an array of fine … Continue reading

Fooled Again

Braised Chicken with Spring Fettuccini

Braised Chicken with Spring Fettuccine: It’s funny, even when you have a clearly defined plan the final results can often be positive surprises in the end. The seasons have this way of steering my subconscious, especially in cooking. Last week … Continue reading

Bring it Back

Braised Pork with Roasted Squash, Quinoa & Wild Rice: Deciding what’s for dinner, while in the thick of an inconsequentially busy week, sometimes requires deep inspiration and sometimes is just based on those favorites that you consistently go back to. … Continue reading

Das große Fressen

A challenge, in anything we do, is directly proportionate to the level of insane intensity one self-inflicts in order to achieve something great. Cooking a feast where nearly every ingredient is made from scratch is one of my favorite, and … Continue reading

You Got Rooster in My Wine

Coq au Vin with Autumn Vegetables: An early morning hike past the apple orchards and our woodlands rich in color triggered a flurry of autumn inspired dinners, but one quickly rose to the top. I have never made Coq au … Continue reading

Stewing Over It

Chicken & Dumplings: I was stewing today – on a variety of topics rolling around in my head. But it all went away with the thought of stewed chicken and dumplings. I will often take those fluctuating moods that come … Continue reading