Monthly Archives: March 2012

An Xuyen Bakery

I had not been to An Xuyen in far too long, and yesterday some sub conscious craving for a vietnamese french sandwich came rushing to the surface. Many of you have long known of this precious bakery on SE foster … Continue reading

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Pate En Croute

It had been a few weeks since I had done some serious cooking, like some expressive time consuming cooking. So I decided to go head long into a pate en croute, which according to Michael Ruhlman “is the most difficult … Continue reading

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Cook’s Lasagna

Here is the lasagna I did from the Cook’s Illustrated, it turned out very tasty and there are some things that I will most definitely adopt! The biggest difference between this recipe and the way most of us do it … Continue reading

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Cook’s Illustrated

I just received a free issue of Cook’s Illustrated, and I think I may buy. This is the loving paper edition of America’s Test Kitchen, and all their hard work… and I do mean hard. Just a few pages into … Continue reading

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Meat Fix pt2: Le Pigeon

Last night was the second installment on my birthday crusade for ¬†amazing meat… and most of all foie gras! Le Pigeon is truly one of Portland’s hallmark restaurants, and the line up last night was nothing short of extraordinary! I … Continue reading

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Meat Fix pt.1: Olympic Provisions

Today was a decidedly meat centric day. I started things off right with a trip to Olympic Provisions for lunch, there I had the saucisson d’ arles, chorizo andalucia, pork rillettes, and pork liver mousse, with a young Sauternes to … Continue reading

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Old Cali Wine

This last weekend my older brother opened some special, very good, and darn old California wine! A 1996 Peter Michael Les Pavots; a left bank Bordeaux style blend, as well as a 1997 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. If you … Continue reading

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