Studio 54: A Disco Dinner

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*This post is an entry for Foodbuzz’ Project Food Blog. The prompt: host a luxury dinner party.  If you like it, vote for it using the widget on the sidebar starting Monday 10/4-Thursday 10/7. I would like to thank my guinea pigs guests- Jamie, Robert and Patrick, Ethan and Efrain, and my stellar husband, Jonas.  They gamely got in fancy dress, played along, and brought their A-game.

When I think of luxury I think of hedonism, bacchanalia and excess. Studio […]

Potato Artichoke Bisque Sous Vide with Carrot Caviar Spheres

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There is just no mistaking this alligator sweater and legwarmers feeling in the air. It’s autumn through and through, and for those of us who missed out on summer proper, it isn’t exactly a welcome shift. Nonetheless, it’s important to make limoncello when life gives you lemons, so I’m going to plunge Hunter Wellies-first into a cauldron-sized frenzy of soup-making. This bisque in particular showcases the delights of harvest season- successfully marrying potatoes, artichokes, leeks and carrots. Toss in a […]

Moulard Breast with Spring Cherries, Sweet Peas and Yukon Duck Fat Fries

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I went to the market today in search of duck and came home with an eye of beef round with which to make bresaola. Yes, bresaola. The Italian cured meat. Yes, it takes more than a month to make. Yes, there are bacterial dangers. Yes, I will have to convert my old wine fridge to the tune of some extra cashola for humidifiers, temperature controllers and fans.  Yes, I am singlemindedly obsessed. But hey, at least I remembered the duck […]

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