Thursday, February 28, 2013

Divine Duck& Ginger Dumplings

Duckleg Confit, Napa Cabbage &
Fresh Ginger ...small savory bits:
delicious way to entertain

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

'Asian Adventure in Amsterdam' w chefs Marja& Bart Samsom

Cooking workshop 5,6,7 april: a o featuring
. Salmon tartare Dumplings &
. Peking duck
w julienned
scallions& cucumbers
wrapped in small pancakes
dipped in homemade 'hoi-sin sauce'..

Thursday, February 21, 2013


& how t simply prepare
Very Important: Evrything
Needs t b room temperature
1 whole organic egg
1 tbsp squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup olive or grapeseed oil
1 pinch salt
whisk whole egg ,I use stickblender
add lemonjuice
till its frothy ..then very slowly
pour in the oil
incorporating /whisking
till 'ribbon' forms ..then
flavor w salt, chopped up fresh herbs
harissa , currie etc: endless variations

Braised Belgian Endive...

super simple:
w very light mayonaise

Monday, February 4, 2013

Madame de Pompadour Orange Choclates...

w serrated knife cut
 8/10 slices out of 1 orange
place (prox) 2 cups sugar on plate
coat each slice on boths sides w sugar
transfer to warm 12" sautee pan on your stove
keep flame medium: 'flip' slices around
b careful not to burn ..slowly turning, caramelizing
place on baking sheet continue 'drying' process
in 300' degree oven... prox. 30 min..
let cool off

melt 2.oz dark 75% choclate in 'bain marie'
dip each caramelized slice in this luxurious choclate bath
garnish w toasted coconut flakes,
place on cookie sheet..chill
keep refrigerated in tight container
till ready to serve
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