Category Archives: Food

What To Cook And How To Cook It

What To Cook And How To Cook It is now available for pre-order from Phaidon. I don’t know much about it other than that it is by the lovely London-based Jane Hornby. It’s her first cookbook and has a fantastic cover, so I’m excited to see it!

{from Phaidon, via NotCot}

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I wear my heart on my sleeve and my moustache on a chain

Part of my lovely new job involves reading a bunch of food-related blogs every day. Today I stumbled across Demitasse Jewelry on Food & Wine’s blog. Not only do they have an amazing collection of clever food-related pieces (hello adorable Absinthe spoon!), but they also have these brilliant moustache necklaces. I can’t decide if I want to be Nietzsche or Freddy!

{Demitasse Jewelry, via Food & Wine}

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Stop-Motion #2

From one of my favorite artists Jan Svankmajer, this brilliant stop motion animated film uses non-food items to make a video about cooking pasta.

{via Village Voice, Svankmajer’s website}

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Stop-Motion #1

I found this video via ChowHound this morning. I don’t know much about it except that it made me smile.

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Asparagus Love!

I may have disappeared for a month, but I am still the same asparagus-loving girl I was before. Great slideshow from epicurious.com.

{from Epicurious}

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Two Bicerin, Per Favore

I am going to be traipsing around southern France and northern Italy for the first two weeks of June, so I was happy to see this post in the T Magazine blog today about Turin’s special version of a cappuccino: the bicerin. The Times says:

“The drink comes in a stemmed glass and is a precise layering of fine espresso, melted chocolate and rich steamed milk. Its sweeter, more youthful counterpart, the house’s caffè Baratti e Milano, is espresso prepared with whipped cream, chopped hazelnuts and gianduja, an indigenous chemistry of chocolate and hazelnuts that could outshine poor old Nutella on any sunny Turinese afternoon.”

Sounds pretty great, right? I’ve already made a note to stop by Baratti & Milano when I’m in Turin and I will be sure to order one of these! Let me know if you have other suggestions for what I should do around Vence, France, Monaco, Lago di Como, or Milan!

{from T Magazine}

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Avocado: The Love of My Life

The title is misleading because I have many loves of my life: sparkling wine, cupcakes, Princeton University, New York, London, cheeseburgers, books, asparagus, I’m really not selective. But I promise that I really do love avocado a lot. I’ll eat it right out of the skin. In fact I am willing to admit that on several occasions I have not even sliced it, but just dunked it in olive oil or sour cream and stuffed it in my face. Trust me; it’s delicious that way.

So when I found this presentation of a crab and avocado salad, I was very impressed. I want it for lunch. Luxirare has amazing instructions with photo-illustrations that will make you drool all over your computer. I would be very tempted to try doing this myself, except that I’m not sure I could craft this and I am quite sure  that I would end up eating all the avocado and crab meat before reaching the end of the instructions.

{from Luxirare}

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