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filetes de boquerón


I haven’t been cooking much lately for a variety of reasons (multiple holes, suggestions that the NCEP is actually a fun and tasty thing to do, etc etc), but I recently set up to do a tapas service to get back in the swing of things (the full set is on Instagram if you’re curious). […]

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sushi platter - raw

Year of the Dog

Happy Lunar New Year! That would be the good one. Today kicks off the Year of the Dog (狗), or more specifically, the Year of the Earth Dog. The current Year of the Dog is supposed to be a generally good year, but requiring some hard work, perseverance, and fiscal responsibility. I think things will […]

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Apple roses

Year of the Monkey

Happy Lunar New Year! That would be the good one. Today kicks off the Year of the Monkey (猴), or more specifically, the Year of the Fire Monkey. Depending on the circles that one runs in, it’s either supposed to be a rollercoaster because the Monkey is lively, but I’ll look to 孫 悟 空 (Sun Wu-kong;  […]

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Tiradito of Patagonian toothfish (aka Chilean sea bass)


First of all this is the same tiradito that I made to start off the Porterhouse event at la Vache espagnole. In hindsight I just like this photo better than the ones in the earlier post, but since it looks stupid to post the same dish twice without some differentiators, I’m going to provide a […]

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People laugh at me when they see me ordering meat from my boucher. I order poultry by count, I order pork by subprimal (shoulder, leg) or count (head, belly), or linear measure (loin), and I order beef by subprimal or lineal measure. My boucher Éric doesn’t laugh though, and neither does Brigitte the owner of […]

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Year of the Horse

Happy Lunar New Year! That would be the good one. Today kicks off the Year of the Horse (馬 午), or more specifically, the Year of the Wood Horse. It’s an important year for me for a couple of reasons, but the now-ended Year of the Snake was more of a rollercoaster than anticipated so it’s […]

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Madre sur Fleury

À Table is dead. I was surprised to hear the news, especially as I was there for À Table’s launch, had a particularly good meal this one Cinco de Mayo and always had to make reservations to secure a spot. Very curious indeed when friends said it was closed when they tried to drop in […]

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Year of the Snake

新年快樂 ! Happy New Year! you know, the good one. 😀 The very eventful Year of the Dragon has drawn to a close and the apparently calm and tranquil Year of the Snake is formally underway. As with every year, lots of last-minute cleaning to sweep last year’s blah out the door and prep the […]

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Rita Hayworth - now you know why the Spanish went crazy for her

La Gilda

La Gilda: a donostiarra pintxo created in honor of Rita Hayworth, her performance in the 1946 film Gilda, and her cementing of the black cocktail dress as the key fashion element to anchor a woman’s social wardrobe (she would have loved Christian Louboutin). This is a pretty simple pintxo: it’s just an olive, an anchovy […]

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The winning lettuce cup

Battle Lettuce Cup

I like cooking competitions. Or more specifically, I like watching cooking competitions because I’m really not the ideal person who should compete in one. It’s not that I don’t have any basic kitchen skills or think that I can’t do well. Butter? It’s not just for the taste – I also enjoy its secondary ability to […]

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