Tag Archives: CVap

Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day One

After five years at the Park Avenue Armory, with that venerable venue unavailable for this one, StarChefs had to shift to a new location. They chose one, that like most of their previous sites, was a tad rough around the […]

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Sunday Photo – My Best Purchase of 2012

The Big Green Egg is the best cooking tool that I have ever used. I purchased it this past August from Adirondack Appliance in Saratoga Springs, NY and have been using it ever since. I got it just in time […]

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Goose Cassoulet – An Idea in Food

Goose was the one constant going in to the weekend. Knowing that Alex and Aki would be visiting and having had the good experiences that I have had with Mary Pratt's Elihu Farm geese, I thought it would be […]

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Goose, Sour Cherry, Juniper

I don't understand why goose is not more popular than it is on American dining tables whether it be at home or in restaurants. Like duck and ostrich, these are very meaty, beefy birds. The breast meat is every bit […]

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Summer Fare

A recent dinner at home featured grilled chicken and Sheldon Farm corn on the cob. The corn was rubbed with butter, salt and chipotle powder. The chicken had been spatchcocked, marinated in Big Bob Gibson's white sauce and parcooked […]

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Taste of the Week – January 3rd – 9th – Wild Mallard Duck Breast

I had never had wild mallard duck before, always farm-raised magret. I was recently given some freshly shot and field dressed mallard breasts by my friends Albert and Pat Sheldon. Normally when I cook duck it still has its […]

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Goose

I recently took the opportunity to buy a goose for the holidays from Mary Pratt of Elihu Farm at The Saratoga Farmers Market. The goose was an American heirloom variety – a Buff. I cooked it following instructions from […]

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Harold McGee and His Berries: An Addendum

It seems that in my recent post looking at Harold McGee's technique for delaying and diminishing berry mold, I made the situation a bit more complex then it seems it needs to be. In a personal communication, posted here with […]

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McGee’s Berries

Yesterday morning, my wife brought home some raspberries from the Glens Falls Farmers market. Given that they were undoubtedly picked the day before and it had been raining all night, it was no surprise to discover mold already encroaching on […]

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TGRWT #18: Grilled Veal Chop with Blue Cheese/Plum Sauce

In my first look at the flavor combination of blue cheese and plums as suggested by Trig in his blog, Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef, I kept it very simple, as basic as it could be to see if I […]

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