Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays To All

Linus said it simply enough: “Peace and good will toward men.  That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.”  Regardless of faith, race, sex. Peace and good will to all men and women. And holiday cheer!  I’ve written about aged eggnog...

Quail Eggs and When to Show Scale

The thing I like about this photo is that you don’t know how big this egg is. It could be a huge dinosaur egg because there is nothing to put into perspective. The fibers of the napkin could be of a blanket and the blue is unidentifiable. As Michael said in his...

Fun with Quail Eggs

The guy I buy arugula from at our market has a neighbor who raises quail and he brings a few dozen of the eggs each week to sell for his neighbor. I got a batch of each not too long ago (he grows lettuce under plastic well into December).  I’ve scarcely touched...

The Sous Vide Supreme

Last year, The French Laundry Cookbook Team, published Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide, a book spearheaded by per se chef de cuisine Jonathon Benno and featuring the dishes of him, his French Laundry counterpart Corey Lee, and Thomas Keller.  The book was explicitly...