SPAGHETTI AL CAVIALE (Spaghetti With Caviar)

. > . There  are three pasta dishes I absolutely love for their simplicity and, if prepared with love and care, for their impeccable pure taste of just a few simple ingredients: “PASTA CACIO E PEPE”,  ”SPAGHETTI AGLIO E OLIO“, and today’s feature, “PASTA AL CAVIALE”. As always, use the best ingredients you can afford to […]

“Eggs And Potato” (Baked Potato And Caviar)

> > Ok  friends, here is my opinion about “Caviar with all the trimmings” : It sucks ! In my humble opinion, only folks who don’t love caviar water down the pleasure of eating it by adding a mountain of other “stuff” to stretch it (lots of chopped onions, chopped eggs, sour cream, chopped chives, capers, […]

Egg Salad With Shrimp & Caviar

> > Last  night I dreamed of the time when as kid’s my brother and I were eating egg salad, which at that time (50+ years ago) was a great treat for us because of the shrimp or crayfish and trout or lump fish caviar my mom used to add to the salad. So after I […]

Breakfast Of Champions # 23 Scrambled Eggs & Caviar

> > In this classic dish you should splurge  – use the best caviar you can afford ! (I used grey mullet caviar, which is pretty good, especially for this dish. Beluga, Imperial, Ossetra, maybe next time 🙂 < > > Ingredients : Eggs,   Very fresh ! Heavy cream, Caviar,   the best you […]

The Buffalo – The Sandwich That Puts Most Others To Shame……….

> > Yes  friends, I really believe that this is one of the best sandwiches one can hope to find in today’s landscape of often-times overwrought, senseless concoctions. While not as spectacular to look at as, let’s say, a five inch high monster loaded with 20 different ingredients, nor as expensive as a foie gras […]

Corkscrews, Shrimp, Bok Choy and Eggs

> > I recently  came across an article which proclaimed “Pasta actually makes you lose Weight”. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that ANY food I love (I love most 🙂 ) will make me loose weight, especially pasta. Why? Because if I love something, I consume it in excess quantities. But then, a lot of food […]

Food Glossary & Classic French Garnishes

> > > > 1) English/French Food Glossary 2) Classic French Garnishes / Descriptions —————————————————————— 1 English/French Food Glossary > ? A À emporter (adj) to go (as opposed to sur place, for here). À l’ancienne old-fashioned, as in une baguette à l’ancienne. À point (adj) medium rare. Abats (m. pl.) offal. Abricot (m) apricot. Addition (f) check/bill. Agneau (m) lamb. Agrume (m) citrus. Aiguillette (f) in a bird (mostly […]

Beef Stroganoff (Not?)

> > Way  back when I prepared my first “Beef Stroganoff“, in the early 60’s at Hotel Wiedenfelsen” in the Black Forrest of Germany, “Beef Stroganoff” (Filet Goulasch Stroganoff) was a very popular dish, always made with tenderloin and served with Pommes Frites, Pommes Alumettes or Spätzle. At the time and in the area, stroganoff always contained the following: […]

Seafood Salad

> > This  afternoon I went to my fishmonger with the intention to get a fresh trout or a small snapper for a light dinner of fish and salad. What I came away with instead were the following: Caviar, snow crab legs, king crab legs, clams, mussels, shrimp and crayfish. A short trip to the grocer […]