Entries Tagged as 'bad'

dear gina depalma, i’m so sorry…

April 11th, 2009 · 27 Comments

dear gina, i’m so sorry. really i am. and even worse, i am terribly ashamed. you see, about two weeks ago i ran across this beautiful recipe for your torta di mandorla and decided to bake one for my guy. it was a late sunday morning, i had all the ingredients in the house – […]

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Tags: bad · baking

fegato alla veneziana

October 28th, 2008 · 45 Comments

so here’s the deal. i love calf’s liver. but i rarely get to have it because it’s seemingly not very popular here in these southern parts. up until recently, i couldn’t even procure a piece unless i committed to the entire liver. which was not going to happen – my love knows bounds…

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Tags: bad · polenta · veal

not feeding/feeding

September 19th, 2008 · 41 Comments

               my rss feeder broke.  and i didn’t realize it for 3 months.  mostly because i (still) don’t even understand what exactly an rss feeder is, or what it does – talk about being oh so techno savvy… but my stat’s were dropping off and well, try as i might to just ignore the cold […]

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clafouti and an open apology to eric ripert

August 20th, 2008 · 41 Comments

a clafouti as deflated as my ego…  dear mr. ripert, i am a long time fan of le bernardin and an avid reader of your new blog, avec eric. i eagerly await the new book being released this autumn and may i also take this opportunity to tell you that i absolutely adore ‘a return […]

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Tags: bad · baking · fruit

pretty food gone wrong

May 12th, 2008 · 57 Comments

here it is…the epitome of springtime…  could this not be a more restaurant worthy presentation?  i mean, if this was put down in front of you, wouldn’t you have high expectations?  a yolky fettuccine dressed with creme fraiche… the waft of truffle hitting your nose… yes, this is going to be just incredibly…. awful dear readers, […]

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Tags: bad · pasta

i blew up my flan

April 23rd, 2008 · 44 Comments

but not on purpose. you see, i followed the rick bayless recipe word for word, but i used my tan colored organic all natural sugar – and well, i’m pretty certain that may have been the problem.  the small saucepan of simple caramelized syrup felt wrong from the get go.  it never did what it was supposed […]

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Tags: bad · dessert

red carbonara

October 4th, 2007 · 7 Comments

so here’s a fact.  when a dish calls for white wine and you’re too lazy to go and get a bottle, especially when you’ve just uncorked a nice red… don’t think you can substitute one for the other.  because you can’t. it pretty much blew it for me.  the carbonara was a straight forward version.  onion, pancetta, […]

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Tags: bad · pasta