DINING

Peach Lillet Ice Cream

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Sep 15, 2014

We do it for the love…right?

That’s why we wake up at odd hours of the morning to start marinating something delicious and dead, or stay up late to get those damned little silvery ball things to look just right on top of your red velvet cupcakes (spoiler: they’ll never look right, because it’s 2014 and red velvet cupcakes are tired as hell). We do it because we love cooking, because we’ve had it in our blood since grandma’s grandma’s grandma made soup for some poor saps in the Crimean War, because one day we dream of owning a cupcake shop that famous people talk about on twitter or instagram or whatever the hell famous people use to talk about cupcakes.
 

 


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Pound Cake

Ah, the pound cake: the paradigmatic example of Americans taking something functional and screwing it up.

For those of you unfortunate souls who don’t know, the reason why a pound cake is called a pound cake is because the total weight of the combined ingredients is a pound, not because it vaguely resembles a brick you could hurl at your neighbor’s lawn/neighbor.


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Galette Sorbet

Here’s something you fine, educated folk might not agree with.

Your opinion is wrong if you can’t back it up. Period. It’s not a bad opinion, it’s not a misinformed one, it’s wrong.
 

 


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Crab Cakes on Brioche Buns with Asian Slaw

Butter will be the death of us, folks.

See, people have this idea that baking is an art. That artisan (that’s real artisans, not the word some marketing suits at Panera decided to put in front of every item on the menu) people passed down croissant-making techniques for decades and guarded them with their lives like they were the secret formula to Pepsi or something. I’m not gonna dispute that those people know what they’re doing, because they very clearly do. The chances that one of them can make a palmier better than me are infinitely high; that much is obvious.
 

 


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The Perfect Cake!

I’m gonna sit here and complain about something that pretty much everyone has to deal with, and you’re gonna listen. All set? Great.

 


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Fried Green Tomato BLTs with Pork Belly and Garlic Mayo

I get this question a lot, especially when I cook for people not overly familiar with areas south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

“Where did all this tasty stuff come from? Whose idea was it to fry green tomatoes or make chicken and waffles?”

And the answer’s simple. We stole it.
 

 


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