Arrogant? Me? Well, on the topic of cooking shellfish — in particular shrimp and lobster — why yes, I am. But not without good reason. I think I do a rather good job of it, mostly as a result of screwing it up often enough that I have a large sample Continue reading “Perfect Boiled Shrimp”
Norman Borlaug, the man who saved more human lives than anyone else in history, has died at age 95. Borlaug was the Father of the Green Revolution, the dramatic improvement in agricultural productivity that swept the globe in the 1960s. For spearheading this achievement, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.
More butter…more cheese…more salt…more oil…that’s the mantra in many kitchens, both commercial and home. And admit it, it is an easy way of improving the taste of a dish. Not clever, and it requires very little skill, but it works. Yes, I am as guilty as Continue reading “Subtlety Is No Longer A Dirty Word In My Kitchen”
Babbo is right there at the top of most people’s lists of the best Italian restaurants, and on many of the best of New York restaurants. And, I admit, I have wanted to eat there for quite some time. A combination of events, led of course by the impossibility of getting a reservation has prevented me from satisfying my curiosity (oh, and my lovely wife isn’t a big fan of Italian food). But this well written destruction is too good to ignore.
P.S. This guy is not the most charming restaurant guest, but he does write a very amusing blog post.