Monthly Archives: December 2010

Eating 550-Year-Old Ravioli (Tortelli di Zucca)

I recently finished reading the book Heat, by Bill Buford.  The sub-head could be a good Twitter-style synopsis of what the book is about: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in

Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

We eat squash frequently at our home, and most often it’s in the form of Leslie’s awesome butternut squash soup.  Neither of us likes to see things go to waste, so instead of tossing or composting the leftover seeds, we

Posted in Recipes, Snacks

Dim Sum Dipping Sauce!

For about 6 months from late 2003 into 2004 I worked as a cook at Cha Fahn, a tea room that also served food.  Although Cha Fahn went out of business several years ago, I still have fond memories of

Posted in Recipes, Sauces

Perfect Roast Potatoes

Several years ago Leslie and I were on vacation in Sweden to visit our friends Åse and Per, who were in Stockholm.  Many months before our trip, I booked reservations for dinner at Oaxen Skärgårdskrog– a restaurant located on the

Posted in Potatoes, Recipes