(Includes a recipe for Uncle Kerry's Monday Red Beans & Rice)
I’ve been testing recipes for a cookbook in North Carolina and have basically been tasting and not really eating much else other than what I need to test (gravies, BBQ sauces, and lots of fried birds). I had bought some bananas a few weeks ago—the perfectly freckled ones I love–but never got to them and…
(Includes a recipe for Neglected Bananas Bread)
(Includes a recipe for La Pissaladière)
Blue Bottle Coffee in San Francisco
I’m visiting Chef Suvir Saranand his partner, Charlie at their American Masala farm in upstate NY. Suvir has left for a few days, so I’ve been cooking for Charlie, including penne all puttanesca, spaghetti alla carbonara, Indian-spiced rice, doughnuts filled with creme fraiche and blueberries, and this morning…Organic Buckwheat crepes with Charlie’s guinea hen eggs.
The folks at Sundog Books in Seaside, FL were lovely to invite me to sign copies of TRAIL OF CRUMBS this Thursday June 25th starting at 10:30 a.m. Please come by and say hello.
Meet the hardest working man in the bagel business. At St. Viateur’s in Montreal, Sergio shows me how he makes bagels, boiling the dough in honey water so the sesame seeds will stick. “We make up to 500,000 a day.” Watch the video
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(Includes a recipe for Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs & Legs)
Is it too early to test cocktails? It’s 5 p.m. in Paris… I brought back this confit of rose petals–subtly sweet and fragrant–from Montreal. Stir a tablespoon or two into a glass of chilled bubbly…and garnish with a rose petal. What’s your favorite summer cocktail?