Entries from October 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Pistachio Love

I’m a huge fan of nuts. I like almost all of them, in some form or other, but I like them best for their contributions as a part of a cooked dish. Whether toasted or left raw, whole nuts add texture to salads and cookies, and the pounded/blitzed versions creaminess to sauces like pesto and […]

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Boeuf Bourguignon

Most people don’t buy The French Laundry or Bouchon cookbooks to cook from them. Actually, who am I kidding? Most people don’t buy TFL or Bouchon cookbooks full stop. Of those of us who do shell out for it, we’re normally caught up drooling over the pictures, imagining the flavours and textures in your mouth […]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008


It’s no secret that I love XO sauce. That fragrant combination of dried seafood, chillies, garlic, shallots and oil – heated together until the flavours amalgamate into a bottle of deliciousness which you can cook with, or just use as a condiment. Many are under the misconception that XO sauce takes its name and flavour […]

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Gone Fishing

Sorry for the lack of updates, I’m in a bit of a mood lately. Also, I’m working on some recipes, but half the time spent in the kitchen is spent cursing at the lack of space in general and how much I hate Toaster (I named my oven – he’s not actually a toaster oven […]