I got to drive the boat, have spot prawn sashimi for breakfast, kiss a live octopus, and then eat one cooked 5 ways for lunch… next to the 24 lbs of spot prawns we caught that morning. And between the docking of the boat and lunch I got to see a mother goose hatch her eggs! Last Saturday was hard to beat.
“Fennel cooked sous vide epitomizes the advantages of using this technique for vegetables. Placed in the bag with some tarragon and Pernod, it absorbs flavor without giving up any of its own to the cooking medium – as would happen if it were braised. – Thomas Keller.
Unless you have a close connection in Italy I’m not sure how you’ll find this experience anywhere else. Sure there are other food related food tours and the entire Italy is a gastronomical experience, but this is an intense 7-10 days of culinary extravagance. Eat with the locals, cook with the locals and most importantly learn.
The search is on for the perfect noodle dish: prizes and fame await! Win 2 round trip tickets to Hong Kong and have your noodle dish featured on their in-flight menus! See here for details! Here is my 5 Spice Maple Roasted Squash & Edamame with Warm Soba Noodles in Miso-Sesame Soy Sauce recipe.
Happy Nowrūz! Today is Nowrūz (Iranian/Persian New Years). Ash-Reshteh is a type of thick winter soup and it is tradition to have some before new adventures or on special occasions, like Nowrūz. Reshteh refers to Persian noodles which symbolize good fortune and this is Hamid’s recipe for Ash-Reshteh.
Things are getting hot and heavy and even steamy at Follow Me Foodie! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone has the “s-word” in mind. That’s right! Sous-vide! Enter to win a SousVide Supreme Prize Package + a 3 month trial membership to eHarmony with eHarmony & Follow Me Foodie!
I introduce to you the Baking Steel! “According to Modernist Cuisine, steel is a more conductive cooking surface than a brick oven’s stone. Because of that conductivity, it cooks faster and more evenly at a lower temperature, resulting in a beautiful, thin, crispy crust.”