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Aki and Alex
Levittown, PA
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Protein is often thought of as the star of the meal. But really the flavor is in the treasured juices that exude from the roasted meat. The meat is the vehicle. And sometimes the meat's quality dictates that it produces... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at IDEAS IN FOOD
Bacon, Duck Eggs, Fontina and Bays English muffins Years Past July 20, 2013 July 20, 2012 July 20, 2011 July 20, 2010 July 20, 2009 July 20, 2008 July 20, 2007 July 20, 2006 July 20, 2005 Ideas in Food:... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
We are fans of using power tools in the kitchen. Today we saw another great use. A drill was attached to a long rod connected to supports and a cutting blade. The result was a very efficient spiral potato cutter.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
If you're going to take a chance, be prepared to run like hell. Years Past July 18, 2013 July 18, 2012 July 18, 2011 July 18, 2010 July 18, 2009 July 18, 2008 July 18, 2007 July 18, 2006 July... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
We decided to go head to head with the campfire favorite S'mores. One of my biggest issues it the mess factor, particularly the sticky fingers. Our approach put everything into a neat, albeit large, package. Take a look over at... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
I add these grapefruit-hops bitters to my non-alcoholic beers to give them a little extra kick. Bittermens' have been my favorite bitters, to date. They turn a good product into one that is exceptional. The bitterness, hoppiness and floral notes... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
The thunderstorms cleared just in time to get dinner on the grill. We picked up some thick-cut steaks from Concord Beef and Seafood, and they are perfect for grilling. I love that you can turn them easily and cook them... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at IDEAS IN FOOD
This falls into the category of "cool things we stumble across in our travels". Because while the cream will rise to the top, sometimes we need a little bit of help getting at it. Years Past July 14, 2013 July... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
Once we had made a few pupusas I started thinking about other ways we could manipulate the dough. The pupusa is a stuffed dough. So what if we used the dough to completely encase an ingredient. My first attempt was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
It started with the question, "do you know pupusa's?" That triggered a flashback to memories of consuming vast quantities of these stuffed masa pancakes in the kitchen at Clio. Ken would occasionally ask one of the dishwashers to bring in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
It's Friday night, Amaya's asleep on the sofa in the sun room, exhausted from a busy week at camp. Next week will be crazy, we've got lots of catching up to do, but tonight is beautiful. The (enormous) yard has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
by Lee Brian Schrager with Adeena Sussman. This just arrived and I'm so excited. Can't wait to dive in and see what cool techniques await and plan my fantasy road trip. Is there anything better than fried chicken (today)? Years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
When the lobsters get big enough we need to upgrade our cracking utensils. After shattering the shells with the hammer, I remembered a more elegant solution. Chris Windus showed great skill with a dremel when cleaning stone crab claws for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
Peter Reinhart is one of our favorite writers on baking bread. He makes bread baking seem easy, approachable, and practically inevitable. When you read his books or listen to him speak he makes you want to bake. Passion will do... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
We bought a few lobsters. Okay, we bought enough for several meals and ideas to explore. After utilizing the seaweed shake we looked to an old favorite, smoke. We loaded up our propane grill with our fire bricks. We laid... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
I found an old favorite today while we were shopping at the Concord Antique Gallery. I bought this book years ago in Newport, Rhode Island, or was it Watch Hill? I've always been a fan of used bookstores, though they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
We originally designed our seaweed shake for fish applications. But we never got there. We used it on rib eyes and never looked toward the sea again. Seaweed shake allowed us to integrate a marine flavor with a quick shake.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
What do you get when a bunch of writers, not food writers mind you but fiction writers, get together to write about their favorite foods and beverages along a particular theme? You get the Holy Taco Church, one of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
We have cured raw egg yolks, dried them, and used them as a seasoning. We have not cooked egg yolks, salted them, and then dried them to create a seasoning. There is a difference in flavor between raw egg yolks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
The last week and a half have been a blur. There's nothing like a move to make you realize how much stuff you have. And that's not counting the stuff that hasn't arrived yet, because it didn't fit on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
I may have experienced one of the worst bites of food I have had in a long time. Dominique Ansel created the Cronut. They look to be delicious. Someday we will get the opportunity to crush a cronut. We have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
In creating our new space we are faced with the challenge of getting everything in place, retooling dysfunctional systems, trouble shooting the unexpected, and getting the answers solved. All while facing a continued influx of new questions. There are times... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
Outside our local Home Depot I came across a fantastic hot dog cart. The buns are griddled, the chili is spicy and bean laden. The American cheese was white and melted beneath the chili forming a gooey cheese sauce. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
Years Past June 28, 2013 June 28, 2012 June 28, 2011 June 28, 2010 June 28, 2009 June 28, 2008 June 28, 2007 June 28, 2006 June 28, 2005 Ideas in Food: Great Recipes and Why They Work Maximum Flavor:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD
It is interesting how ideas and techniques become bonded to certain applications. For instance we bread eggplant for frying in advance so the crumbs stick but we don't think about flouring soft shell crabs in advance. Instead we remove them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at IDEAS IN FOOD