July 16, 2012
Sometimes, you feel like being virtuous. You eat a big salad for lunch. Drink water all day. Skip the coffee, maybe go for a run, snack on some fruit, and go to bed early. These kinds of days are necessary.
But so are the days when you roll out of bed at 1pm, waste a couple of hours on the internet, then take a big pile of fresh vegetables and fry the heck out of them. These days are necessary too.
July 10, 2012
God bless France.
I saw this recipe for popcorn dressed in duck fat (indeed, “the most noble of fats”) gently scented in orange zest and garlic and thyme and suddenly had to make it right now. But whence does one procure duck fat? At home I’d go to Surfas, the enormous cooking equipment and specialty food store, but here? Maybe the butcher’s? The luxury foods shop that carries all the terrines and caviar and truffles?
Turns out, the answer is the grocery store. Next to the filets of duck breast and rabbit meat. Duh.
Only in France.
May 24, 2012
This barely warrants a recipe. I read a comic about this dish a few weeks ago and have been making it as an afternoon snack ever since. I’ve been adding fresh herbs from my little window box — a pinch of whatever looks like it could use a trim.