How do you make this soup? Well, first you take a leek… What can I say? It’s a favorite around here. Let me know if you want the recipe for this week’s lunch.
This past weekend, I picked up a couple pounds of oxtail from Bluescreek Farm Meats. There were a number of ways I could have prepared them, but I was itching for a challenge. Every once in a while, I need to stretch myself, culinarily speaking. And while none of the ingredients were particularly exotic (ok, aside… Read More Tennis with Escoffier
Some of the most available (and storable) vegetables for the winter season are the root vegetables. They’re versatile and relatively easy to find grown locally. They’re really good for you and they’re really tasty. Which brings me to the lowly, oft maligned turnip. I think it’s kind of sad. (Voice cracking just a little bit.) It’s… Read More Root Vegetable 101 | Turnip Soup
Because we had a lovely filling lunch at Skillet, I couldn’t exactly bring myself to make a full on dinner. Which was fine by everyone. So for a quick, satisfying meal, I made the old fall standby, butternut squash soup. It doesn’t have to be filled to the brim with cream, it can be rich and… Read More Simple Supper
Bread and butter. Strawberries and cream. Proenza and Schouler. Blomkvist and Salander. I’m not simply saying that some things go together, I’m saying that they complement each other, they amplify each other, and their sum is greater than their parts. Take, for example, eggplant and tomato. They grow together, they’re picked together, and most importantly, they create… Read More Perfect Pairings | Turbot in Aubergine Soup
Feel like you’ve spent your entire life in the customer service line? Tired of being fed the robotic, ubiquitous and industrial tomato soup with grilled processed cheese? Then give today’s lunch menu a go with someone you love. This light and tasty combo is vegetarian friendly and takes advantage of two peak late-summer crops. Its… Read More Soup and Sandwich for Two