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Consenting Adults

By JudithKlinger | November 26, 2006

Peter Hoffman  , the chef at Savoy restaurant in NYC has written a very thought provoking article about cured meats.  Seems the FDA doesn’t believe that artisinal curing of meat is safe.  Now, I ask you, what is going to make you sleep better at night? Knowing that the bacon you just ate was produced…

One thing leads to another

By JudithKlinger | November 22, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Right before we left for Italy this spring, I bought these cool dishes from Jenaer Glas, a German manufacturer. They are little covered dishes that can go in the oven, freezer, microwave (I guess, don’t know much about microwaves).  I picked them up yesterday and started wondering what I could do…

Sole with bitter greens

By JudithKlinger | November 22, 2006

1-2 fillets of sole or other white fish 1 orange, thinly sliced…really thin1-2 dry chili peppers, finely chopped1 small clove of garlic, finely chopped1 shallot or small quantity of onion, finely chopped2 cups of clean fresh bitter greens (kale, chard, spinach, collard greens etc.)2 T chopped walnuts OR 1 T chopped bacon or pancetta….it’s a…

Sole with potato and leek

By JudithKlinger | November 22, 2006

1-2 fillet of sole or other white fillet of fish 1 large potato1 small leeksalt, pepper butter, white wine, splash of milklemon juice Peel and cut up the potato, boil in salted water until very soft. While the potato is boiling, clean and slice the leeks lenghtwise, poach for 3-5 minutes in a little white…

The Perfect Thanksgiving

By JudithKlinger | November 22, 2006

I’ve been thinking a lot about why people don’t cook anymore. The baby boomer generation is said to be ‘culinary illiterate’.  There are a lot of factors at play here, and if you want to join an interesting discussion on eGullet about why mothers fib and say their kids eat vegetables, take a look. But,…

Eating Local

By JudithKlinger | November 22, 2006

In Italy, I had no choice but to eat local. Local was all that was available. In New York, local is exotic and hard to find, and chic and therefore more costly. But, forget the editorial and check this out. I bought some white asparagus, from Peru, it was called Incan Gold, which was written…