Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Antics in Aspic

When you think you've seen all the horror aspic can unleash, there's this.



Monday, February 17, 2014

Abraham Lincoln - A great president and cook

Abe Lincoln was a cook

Coincidence - a great statesman who cared a lot about food, was a cook? I think not.

Food played a great part in Lincoln's life from an early age - does this make a great statesman? I like to think it does.

Friday, February 14, 2014

House of Seafood

Yes, it's Valentine's Day but also the new season of House of Cards. A small celebration of both at our house featured some very fresh littleneck clams and shrimp.

Garlic and white wine made these into a fine meal on another cold, wintry night. A Kermit Lynch white Bordeaux made for wonderful sipping as the clams and shrimp cooked.

Spaghetti ala vongele - aka w/ clam sauce was so simple - olive oil, garlic, a splash of the good white wine cooked together, tossed with simple pasta.

The shrimp were sauteed with garlic, butter and black pepper. Fresh asparagus rounded it out. And to sop up the juice a couple chunks of toasted baguette.

In less than 30 minutes, we were feasting.

And then onto the dark vortex that is House of Cards. What could be better on a slushy and cold winter night?