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The Most Obnoxious Chefs of 2011

What? No Alton Brown and his Fanifesto?

Dec 21, 2011
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All Hail the Alfajor!

They aren't hard to make. It's just a cornstarch based short dough with dulce de leche in the middle. Chocolate is optional. Traditionally, the sides of it can also get coconut.

Feb 21, 2010
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microwave pistachio sponge cake albert adria recipe

I've read the recipe from Madrid FusiĆ³n. They used black sesame that time, in the form of a Black sesame tahini. I've made this recipe with chocolate. So I'd guess that the pistachio would be better in a paste form.

Jan 29, 2009
cookiejesus in Home Cooking

Topping for (sweet) stilton cheesecake?

How about some caramelized walnuts and a bit of port jelly on the side.

Jan 08, 2009
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Cooking with sage

Of course we do it. It's particularly good with light colored meats, brown butter and why not, pineapple.

Jan 08, 2009
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What to Drink in 2009

I had some Los Danzantes last year... Good stuff...

I plan on honing my wine tasting abilities (or lack thereof).

Jan 08, 2009
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Shaved Fennel, Orange and Pistachio Salad

Apr 24, 2008
cookiejesus in Recipes

I Like Cheap Mexican Beer

The problem with the availability is that the market has taken a turn towards localization of beers. Superior is now mostly available in the south, Estrella is more of a central region beer.

As for my favorites: Bohemia (and it's dark version too), Indio, Victoria and Leon.

Jan 22, 2008
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Milky Way

Swiss Rivella is a milk based soda. It's actually refreshing.

Dec 05, 2007
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Heartbreak at the Airport

Man, customs people need to get a chef among them... They'd have awesome dinners.

Dec 05, 2007
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Tokyo Michelin star restaurants

8 three stars
25 two stars
117 one star

It's officially the city with the most stars now.

Nov 19, 2007
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The Latest Thing in Fictional Online Pizza Ordering

That was silly... It had been a while since I visited HSR.

Oct 08, 2007
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When Booze Won't Do

Balsamic Spritzers are also a good way to go...

Oct 04, 2007
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Opening Wine Painlessly

I Love the pulltap Parrot...

Sep 28, 2007
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dating a foodie novice...

I used to think that it was a total dealbreaker. It was actually one of the issues that made me feel like ending one relationship once.

I am currently married to a non foodie... But she's willing to try food. The thing that helped me a lot getting her into food was cooking for her.

Sep 26, 2007
cookiejesus in Not About Food

Going to NYC... Need help!

In case anyone stops by... This is what I ended up doing:

Fiamma with newcomer Fabio Trabocchi at the helm... he's still doing his awesome food he used to do in Maestro. Tom Well's peach soup is an excellent dessert.

DB Bistro Moderne...

wd-50... I enjoyed it a LOT. Roasted foie was very good, as was the wagyu. Alex Stupak's desserts are top notch.

Sep 26, 2007
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Going to NYC... Need help!

I hadn't heard of Veritas since reading Bourdain's book... thanks for the reminder.

Sep 07, 2007
cookiejesus in Manhattan

Going to NYC... Need help!

I'm guessing I'll try babbo as a walk in, however, I've been around some other topics here and two other suggestions have come up: Blue Hill and Five Points.

Sep 06, 2007
cookiejesus in Manhattan

How Does Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping Work?

Plain chocolate?

Sep 06, 2007
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A "special" NYC meal for $60 a head?

Does babbo take walk-ins?

Sep 05, 2007
cookiejesus in Manhattan

Going to NYC... Need help!

Yeah, I'd like help to make up my mind. Most likely it will be one meal only... so yes and yes...

Aug 31, 2007
cookiejesus in Manhattan

Going to NYC... Need help!

Me and the wife will be in NYC soon. I'm trying to go and grab a nice meal somewhere, although we're not on the Per Se budget... I've sorta come up with some options. They may be different as hell but I'd like opinions or suggestions. Thanks...

Here's the list.

DB Bistro Moderne
The Modern
Nobu (Lunch)

Aug 31, 2007
cookiejesus in Manhattan


I've taken part in the barbaric act that is taking a baby goat's head apart after steaming... It's delicious. Eyeball taco... yum! But I prefer the brain.

Aug 30, 2007
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Great Grater, and Now Greater Graters

As safe as the microplane can be, it does produce Nasty Cuts. I remember this from Microplaning 6 pounds of Reggiano...

Aug 27, 2007
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Suggest a sauce for my beef tenderloin.

Maestro used to serve beef with an awesome sauce: Caramelize almond honey, add sliced almonds. Deglace with red wine. Reduce, then add stock. Then it will depend if using real stock or not. Might reduce or add slurry to thicken.

Aug 24, 2007
cookiejesus in Home Cooking

Crush Ice Without Burnout

As much as I love Vita-Preps, I wasn't willing to shell out the $500+ it goes for, so instead I opted for a Professional Series Oster. It gets the job done, and well.

Aug 20, 2007
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What can I make with cooked shrimp...

toss 'em with some greens, citrus segments, jicama and sesame-yoghurt dressing.

Aug 15, 2007
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Mole in the Mountains

Xico is home to one of the tastiest moles around. I just LOVE their sweet "Mole de Xico".

Aug 13, 2007
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A month in Bethesda/DC- need MUSTS for my list

Citronelle in Georgetown

Maestro in Tyson's Corner ( I'm not sure about the future of this place, with Trabocchi's move)...

Warm Beer's No Fun

This reminded me of a Trip to Germany, where we were greeted with cellar-temperature beer. At first we were reluctant to try it, but it was surprisingly good... Very good

Aug 10, 2007
cookiejesus in Features