Tag Archives: herbs
I feel a certain guilt.
This week I have been cooking like a maniac. As in M-A-N-I-A-C.
I have been re-reading my cooking school binders, repeating recipes from brown stock to consumme, beurre blancs and hollandaise. I made a MEAN pear champagne vinaigrette and pasta from scratch (ravioli… [more] AND linguine… actually carbonara by the time I was done with it…). Then there was the mahi-mahi both seared and baked
I love herb blends! Here I am, situated in Italy—with no thyme. (Couldn’t resist the cheesy pun, however, I actually haven’t found fresh thyme easy to find in Tuscany). I love thyme, as does Mario Batali… [more] in his Italian Cookbook (Molto Italiano). That might feel like a side-note to you, but it is my main thumb-through cookbook during this year-abroad-in-Florence. So when one of his recipes calls for fresh
If you throw turmeric in your eye, place a few flakes of dried red pepper on your tongue and inhale the hay and citrus notes of coriander, then you will have a moment commensurate with mine from my first day of fall semester. I did take Intro to Baking in Spring, and an online Safety & Sanitation class during summer; but it is fall and finally, here comes the cooking.… [more]