Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Mighty Duck Soup

In addition to crispy fried wings and a crash course in butchering, the Great Water Fowl Experiment yielded one more excellent byproduct: gallons of duck stock.  Rich, ducky, and delicious looking, I immediately poured it all in Tupperware and stuck it in the back of the freezer in anticipation of some future delicious soup.  But […]

Just Short(rib) of Excellence

I’m just going to put it out there right now – this blog is not all success stories.  I am far from a top chef, and as you can tell, much of this is just musings on my culinary experimentation.  And while I have no qualms messing around with cans of tomato sauce or $7 […]

What the duck?

Several months ago, the Times published a recipe for Really Easy Duck Confit. Although I tend to err on the side of over-complicating, having never cooked duck before this struck me as a manageable intro. So, about two weeks ago my roommate/personal photographer (seriously, there would be no photos on this blog without Becca) and […]

Sausage, Lentil and Kale Soup (courtesy of A. Markowitz)

Since I’m obviously not finished waxing nostalgic about Fairway, let us now return to the produce aisle on that fateful Sunday.  The options were, to say the least, overwhelming.  While I am lucky enough to live just two blocks from a fairly respectable Key Foods, the produce aisle at the Key leaves a lot to […]

Life is a Fairway

A dear friend of mine recently became engaged.  As befits my status as dear friend, I have the distinct honor of serving as her bridesmaid one year from Friday.  I have been nothing but thrilled since the beginning, but she recently expressed concern at not having properly pre-thanked me by presenting me with a token […]

Columbus Chicken

In honor of President’s Day, I’m backblogging meals from previous holidays.  Well, mostly just Columbus Day as that’s the only meal for which I have pictures.  Last summer I got on a roasted chicken kick.  Which, in all honesty, is really poor timing.  No one wants their oven on for several hours at 350 degrees […]

Brussels and Bacon

“You know when you cook bacon?  Save the grease, and cook everything else in that.” -Dude that owns the fried chicken joint in Eugene that Peter frequents. It’s so easy.  So simple.  So obvious.  And yet, so easy to forget.  For one, I don’t make bacon too often.  Unlike my aforementioned cousin, I do not […]

The Delicious, Accidental, and Depression-Inducing NYC BBQ Tour

It started with a simple text message.  Blue Smoke.  Tomorrow night.  7:45. Eager to soak up all things Danny Meyer, I accepted without hesitation.  It was, as expected.  Delicious.  We over-ordered, indulging ourselves with shrimp corn dogs and chicken wings before our Rhapsody in ‘Cue even arrived.  There was enough food to stuff five people […]