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Diana Perez
New York, NY
Interests: Cooking, food, fashion, writing, TV, books.
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Ever wonder what vanilla looks like? Okay, so you've seen the long bean and surely you're familiar with the tiny seeds scraped from inside that flavor classic desserts such as creme brulee, creme caramel, and pots de creme (there's a pattern here), but did you know that the vanilla plant... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
One of my favorite things to make in a kitchen is a sandwich. I mean a thick, meaty sandwich that’s crunchy, crispy, meaty, tender and juicy, served on two slabs of firm, fragrant bread that’s neither tough nor soggy, with vegetables to balance out the meal. In the right hands,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Thank you so much! That means alot to me. I love your site and read your work, too. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2011 on If I didn't cook, I'd die. at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Diana Perez is now following Michael Laiskonis
Jan 29, 2011
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What better way to relieve the winter blues than with a tart. This basic recipe for a savory tart shell dough is a great way to get the body moving while making a great meal. I learned this recipe while in school and it's a shell suitable for all manner... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Diana Perez added a favorite at IDEAS IN FOOD
Jan 22, 2011
Dinner. There is no doubt in my mind, much less in my heart, that I love to cook. It's one of the few activities that makes me happy and lets me share myself with the rest of the world. When life plain sucks, which it has lately, I cook more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
I cook, to appropriate a phrase, on the shoulders of giants who came before me. I truly believe that chefs are inherently generous in nature. We feed, nurture and soothe. Our clients are not customers, but guests; we see our dining rooms as an extension of our own homes. We... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Chef Ilario is one of those figures whose impact on my life can be measured in the small details that inform my everyday cooking and one of the most valuable lessons in kitchen organization he taught me was organizing all manner of salts into a bar caddy. Normally, this is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
...I've been living at tumblr. Come visit me at dressingtheanimal.tumblr.com. You'll like what you see and if you could taste, you'll return again and again. D. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
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This recipe was developed by my friend, Dawn Susi. To those of you who shun anything vegan, you’ll change your mind once you taste this, because it’s even better than the classic cheesy dish. I found it impossible to think a vegan version of a classic dish would be any... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Diana Rutherford, 20, left the religious group where her parents raised her and moved out from the home of relatives in search of independence. She now lives at Covenant House New York on West 41st Street in Manhattan. Photo: Eric Michael Johnson for The New York Times. An aspiring chef,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
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The above photos are from my personal collection. Please do not copy them without asking me first. Thank you. Culatello di Zibello is one of the most prized Italian salumi and is a DOP artisanal product steeped in centuries of tradition. It is produced from the hind legs of three... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Photo from Slate.com "Sexual Chocolate!" - Sex and Candy (Slate) I really like this guy. Very original. - The Bearded Dandy of Brooklyn (NYT) Are you kidding me? Two Bachelor's degrees and you can't figure out you should get 2 alarm clocks for those days when you're expected to work... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Pesticides are killing off a vital source of protein, endangering a way of life in Brazil. - Pesticides Threaten Ant-Eating Tradition in Brazil (NYT) Lela Rose gives us her recipe for biscotti. - Chic Cooking School: Lela Rose's Biscotti (Chic Report: Daily Front Row) Continue with the new year's theme... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Karl Lagerfeld's Volkswagen commercial. How can such an elegant car be made "am Deutschland"?- Karl Lagerfeld's Volkswagen Commercial Airs on German Television (Racked) There is no excuse for this. - Dinner at the Kwik-E-Mart: Food Deserts in America (Slate) Watch out for the mochi! - Mochi: New Year's Silent Killer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Don't forget to go to dressingtheanimal.tumblr.com. It's a great site. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
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A modern interpretation of cassata Siciliana I made back in 2007. What makes it Italian? Earlier today there was a video of Pino Luongo giving his take on the current state of Italian restaurants here in New York, with the harshest criticism going to Andrew Carmellini at Locanda Verde. Basically,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
VIDEO: Pino Luongo hates Locanda Verde. I haven't eaten there yet, so I can't chime in with an opinion but I do LOVE Del Posto. - Pino Luongo Considers His Rivals (Ozersky.TV via Huffington Post) Fashion words that got more wear than my Hush Puppies boots in 2010. - Worn-Out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Lidia in her kitchen. Photo via Lidia's Italy blog. Lidia asks us to commit to wasting less food. She's right. Let's not just make this a declaration for 2011, but forever. - Commit With Me This New Year (Lidia's Italy Blog) Coming soon to a freezer section near you: hand-pulled... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Photo courtesy of The Atlantic Beautiful piece on the pains of opening a restaurant by Sara Jenkins of Porsena. - You Can't Just Run Off to Hanoi: A Restaurant's Struggles (The Atlantic) Gelato college. Tuition well spent? - Sweet Dreams: Gelato School Gives Students Taste of New Career (WSJ) Sam... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Like its namesake sister blog, Dressing the Animal is about food with a side of fashion. Here, it's a scrapbook of random thoughts, quotes, videos and photos of the savory, sweet and sartorial. Check out www.dressingtheanimal.com via dressingtheanimal.tumblr.com Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 28, 2010 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Creme Fraiche Tags: SOUTH PARKRandy Marsh,Sharon Marsh,more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2010 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL
Diana Perez is now following shuna
Dec 28, 2010
In High School it became apparent to me I would not score as high as my friends on the SAT. Because I didn't have money. The test didn't cost any money. But the tutoring did. And the more money you {your parents, that is} paid, the higher your score. via... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 28, 2010 at DRESSING THE ANIMAL