Each meal this week has a nice play between sweet and sour. Sweet beets and vinegar to go with some rich oily fish. Sweet roast peppers offset by tangy goat cheese in a delicious risotto. Sour of the pickled plums contrasting with the sweetness of the caramelised chicken for a simple Japanese Yakitori. What we’re […]
Monthly Archives: August 2013
We’re starting to see the end of mid-summer produce, but that just means more room for late summer and fall crops as we enter the best time of the year for New York Seasonal Produce.
Almost the end of summer and time for another Japanese dinner I think. This is a lovely simple dinner: simple yakitori chicken with pencil thin leeks and some soothing squash simmered with konbu seaweed. It’s a great combination of sweet caramelised chicken, some sourness from marinating in pickled plums and a mellow slightly sweet flavour […]
After having been away for a couple of weeks there is a distinct change from high summer to late summer in both weather and produce. As an Englishman I am very pleased the heat has tempered somewhat; as a cook I feel I can use the stove and oven a little more, and as someone […]
I’ve been waiting patiently for a nice piece of mackerel to show up all summer. And so at market this week I was extraordinarily happy when I saw a fillet sitting on ice, waiting for me. It is without doubt my favourite fish and I think one much underrated. Mackerel is a great oily fish, […]
Ratatouille is a staple of French home cooking. It’s one those dishes that is so deeply ingrained in the French culinary psyche that it prompts fierce debate as to what is the ‘right’ way to make it. Much like the shepherd’s pie to the Brits and perhaps meatloaf or chili to the Americans, ratatouille is […]