My Recipe Sharing Philosophy- Updated

I am not a mise en place cook- you know, someone who cuts up and pours out all of a recipe’s ingredients ahead of time into little glass bowls. Think, America’s Test Kitchen. It is a structured way to cook, and it is widely accepted. It is why most recipes give you a list of ingredients and how they should be prepared before telling you what to do with those ingredients. But I don’t have the time for that kind … Continue reading

Homemade Gnocchi

I have wanted to make my own gnocchi for a long time, but I was scared. It seemed like such a daunting and difficult task- especially after seeing Top Chef contestants have their gnocchi massacred by the judges. I couldn’t imagine that mine would be worth eating. Oh, was I wrong. It is definitely worth eating. It’s nothing like the hard gnocchi I’ve found in most restaurants. Instead, it’s melt-in-your mouth light. I think it’s the second best gnocchi I’ve ever had (second … Continue reading

World’s Best Crab Cakes, Once Removed

My favorite crab cake in the whole world is served at Cafe Atlantico. I compare every crab cake I eat to it, and none match up. Except for this one.  Cafe Atlantico’s crab cake is very tiny and served with a refreshing green salad and grapefruit segments. The crab cake is citrusy, mustardy, and incredibly moist with a crispy sear on the outside. I set out to emulate it, and I think I succeeded. Big success! Using both dijon and whole grain mustards … Continue reading