Pork Tenderloin Cranberry Agrodolce on Sunchoke Gnocchi

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There are a passel, no a fat lot of words you should avoid when discussing food, and revelatory is one of them, as are all its forms: revelation, revelatory et cetera. But WTF is a girl to say when she truly, unmistakably has a REVELATION when she puts something inside her mouth? How can you describe a dish that has revelatory qualities WITHOUT using the word revelatory? Let’s try and skirt it, shall we? This is gonna be AWESOME, or […]

Potato Cashew Gnocchi/ Panang Foam/ Coconut Bubbles/ Thai Basil Oil/ Powdered Peanut Butter

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I have two somewhat distinct passions in the kitchen- from scratch at home with heavy Piedmontese influences versus haute modern cuisine.  I usually keep them separate- doing weeknight pasta meals whilst dreaming up molecular concoctions to spend the entire weekend perfecting. I’ve been so heavily-steeped in modern mania the past few months, however, that my dough extruder began to collect dust and my forearm muscles are appreciably smaller for lack of rolling out pasta sheets. This tells me it’s high […]

Smoked Mangalitsa Jowl with Okinawan Gnocchi, Favas & Fresh Chickpeas

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There is a lot going on with this dish and yet each mouthful is pure, refreshing, almost crisp.  The multi-layered flavor profile of the Mangalitsa pig jowl probably has much to do with the fact that the rest of the dish unites so beautifully. There is a lot to cling onto in the jowl, and it helps each of the other ingredients to shine in a different way.  I had the great pleasure of meeting Heath Putnam recently, proprietor of […]

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