Spring Vegetable Tartare from Simple Nature by Alain Ducasse

Spring Vegetable Tartare from Simple Nature by Alain Ducasse

I just posted a review of the wonderful new book by Alain Ducasse: Simple Nature. It’s not a vegetarian book by any means, for protein does appear, but it is vegetable-centric. This is the first dish we tried out of the book, making this veggie tartare to go along...
Carrot Soup from Alice Waters

Carrot Soup from Alice Waters

  Now is surely the time when the carrots are ripe and sweet. A summer’s worth of the sun’s energy makes them sublime. Thing is, what do you do with them all? Raw carrots are fun, but that crispness can get to you after a while. [My teeth start to...
Cold Beef a la Mode from Claude Monet

Cold Beef a la Mode from Claude Monet

The recipe is one that Claude Monet enjoyed and he actually wrote this recipe down in his culinary journals — journals that were translated into the book Monet’s Table back in 1989. This is a modification, by Monet’s kitchen staff, of a classic...