April 18th, 2017
Tell yourself a story, do something different, try something new.
The wild flowers are here, the chanterelles are coming, the tomatoes are starting to rustle…things are good with the universe
Bread is life…
ancienne, wildflower honey, olive oil…5
bee tree feta… add 5
the flowers on the roadside are not just flowers, if you take the time to learn them, they tell you things
Goat’s cheese flan, pecans, beets, carrots, flowers, citrus, , green vinaigrette
Fields of indian paintbrush are lit up under the feet of cattle, the cedar breaks on the horizon.
Tartar of beef, cedar, wildflowers, herbs aioli
The smell of smoke possesses a peculiar and visceral rusticity and comfort, with gnocchi, this is a tale of two comforts
Ricotta gnocchi, smoked carrot, mushrooms, tomato
I remember the first time I made pate, I was terrified. There is something so magical about pate that seemed beyond me. Maybe it still is.
Pate, dewberry, verbena, pickled things, bread
Sometimes the simplest things are the best. I thought there was some magic in cooking mussels. They do all the work.
mussels, garlic, white wine, lemon, herbs, butter
Salmon at odds with it’s environment. First rule with salmon…make it assimilate
Rillettes of salmon, olive oil, stewed tomato, wild things, charred bread
Not all things are as they seem
The first time I saw a tagine, I thought I found the cuisine of wonderland…a dish through the cooking glass
Lamb shank, couscous, ras al hanout, preserved lemon, honey, saffron, raisin, tomato, olives, vegetables
Scallops are delicate, treat them so or they will not be liked. They let you know when you have treated them poorly.
Scallops, tabouleh, tomato beurre fondue, wild onion, rice wine gastrique
The Mother sauce has been cooking for almost a year, it has everything in it. It is the mother because it nurtures each iteration of sauces to become itself into perpetuity
Filet of beef, sauce diable with tomato & mother sauce, pommes puree
A duck saved my life once…maybe it can save yours
Duck, sauce of blueberries, creamer peas
The cuisine of the sun…provence…morocco…it is a culture suffused with the sun. the sun is the most brilliant chef.
Norwegian halibut, tomatoes, saffron, couscous, olives, preserved lemon, broth, fresh herbs, squash blossoms, pilpelchuma, lemon balm