Monthly Archives: October 2010

Pizza Dough with Sourdough Starter

I made pizza dough with my sourdough starter with a recipe from the New York Times. Probably the best I have made so far. I like my pizzas thin, with some crispness in the center and a chewy crust. The … Continue reading

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Obika Mozzarella Bar

I first went to Okiba in Rome, about 4 years ago. I thought this place had a great concept: just about everything comes with your own ball of fresh mozzarella. This small chain has recently opened in Century City, with … Continue reading

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It’s Alive! Waffles with Sourdough Starter

I thought it would be fun to have my own sourdough starter to make breads, pizza dough, waffles, etc. with. I used a recipe from the King Arthur Flour website. Their website has lots of recipes and tips for sourdough … Continue reading

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More Fun With the Deep Fryer

I Had some French green beans I bought at the farmer’s market, and what better way to cook them than to deep-fry? I thought a beer batter might be nice, so I looked through my cookbooks and couldn’t find a … Continue reading

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Croquetas

Once we got our deep fryer fired up, we knew we must make croquetas. You will find croquetas in just about every bar and household in Spain. They are just breaded and fried bechamel sauce, sometimes with meat or vegetables, … Continue reading

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Fries Three Ways

I started to experiment with different techniques for making french fries with my new deep fryer. On America’s Test Kitchen, I saw them make fries by putting the cut potatoes in cold (yes, cold) oil, and heating it up to … Continue reading

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The World’s Easiest Béarnaise Sauce

I first had béarnaise sauce at Lucques. On their late night bar menu, they offer skirt steak with fries. They serve béarnaise for the steak, and catsup for the fries, but I dipped everything in the béarnaise. It is the kind … Continue reading

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