Entries tagged with 'cooking'

Macaron Meditation II

If you're just joining us, I'm going through the entire process of making macarons and considering the different approaches and what's worked best for me. 1. Ingredients and Prep To review, the shell's main ingredients are almond, egg white, confectioner's...

Macaron Meditation I: The Recipes

This past fall I made about five full attempts at macarons, trying to achieve the perfect appearance and deliciousness of Pierre Hermé's creations. I'm happy to report that by the last couple of tries I was pleased with the...

A Dinner and Two Cookbooks

Had a nice birthday dinner at Sushi Yasuda. This was the first time for me eating at a three-star restaurant. We ordered omakase, something I've always wanted to do, and got toro, hiramasa yellow tail, sea trout, white king salmon,...

Macarons and the Quest for Perfection

Last year I competed in a cookie bake-off at work, making chocolate raspberry french macaroons inspired by fading memories of tasting Pierre Hermé's creations in Paris in 2005. Earlier this year I returned to Paris and partook of many...

Culinary Experiments

1. When I got an ice cream maker, I was excited to try out some of the recipes in "The Sweet Life" dessert cookbook. For a holiday meal I made two: Apple Cider and Caramel Ice Cream, and Quince...

Recipe for Confusion

Lately Maya and I have been preparing dinner from recipes 3-5 times a week, mostly recipes we have never used before. As a result, I've come to the conclusion that there might be some room for improvement in the presentation...

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