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

Open Sesame

Seared Sesame Tuna Potstickers

Seared Sesame Tuna Potstickers: If goes without saying, but I truly love to cook. From highbrow overly complicated, to creative childhood comfort food, it’s the thematic process, purposeful actions, and the final results that make it fun. Asian dishes are … Continue reading

Blame It On The Wine

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup: Full disclosure, this post is insane. It happens like this – you go to make that dish you’ve been talking about at length but haven’t yet made to your friends nausea. After completing the first phase … 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