Tips: In Search Of A Chef's Knife
For a great many cooks the length of one’s chefs knife is a measure of ones authority in the kitchen. Some of us become master vego-matics turning the process of mincing and dicing into high art. Others continue to mutilate vegetables with a light, short and dull blade.
How To: Duck Confit
Like any bias, fresh has its limits and nothing reveals that better than the rapacious winter appetite. In the face of a craving for robust flavours and serious heft, fresh alone falters. It needs the well preserved be it vinegar, wine, cheese, bacon, ham, or confit for substance, for contrast, for soul.
Journal: Intimate Eating. Less is More.
Intimate eating is a cuisine of less. While there are many reasons for a general concern about overeating, in this instance it springs particularly from intimacy’s need to share. And while no one can deny the satisfying closeness that comes from occasionally shared bouts of gluttony, in the long term it becomes a sort of mutual bribery, a substitute for something else.