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...
Cipollini in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Cipollini in Sweet and Sour Sauce

When I see the phrase “sweet and sour” I always pause. My memory cuts in, and I can taste the sweet and sour pork from my favorite restaurant in the Chinatown of Portland in the 60’s. I suppose those little pork nuggets were sweet but it was the...
Carote from Parma: Carrots with Onions, Sugar and Parsley

Carote from Parma: Carrots with Onions, Sugar and Parsley

You may not have noticed, but carrots are an endangered species. Oh, no, they are not going to disappear. But they are becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of vegetables. You doubt me? Okay, when was the last time you ordered carrots as a side dish at a restaurant? When...
Brian’s Breakfast Mash Up

Brian’s Breakfast Mash Up

On a morning when I don’t have to rush off to work or a meeting, when I have some time, and when I have memories of childhood breakfasts, I open the refrigerator and begin. There is nothing complicated here: bacon, potatoes and onions. Plus more if you want: Peppers...