Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts

Thursday, January 14, 2010

French Onion Soup, the ultimate slow food that can’t be rushed.

Over the holidays, when we were snowbound and had plenty of time to make lunch, I jumped at the opportunity to make French Onion Soup—or at least, some poor misguided soul’s idea of onion soup.   The recipe, clipped from a magazine I’ve since tossed, claimed you could enjoy France’s gift to soup tureens everywhere in 30 minutes.  Tasting nothing like any version of onion soup, foreign or domestic, that I’ve ever had, this flour-y insipid brew was a huge disappointment and a waste of time.  Some things should never be rushed.  French Onion Soup is one of them.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Three Christmas Ideas for Cooks

My partner Andrew’s family has a rule: No Christmas gifts with plugs or handles. The only way I got a flat screen TV into the house was to say it was from Santa who wasn’t aware of the rule. Santa still doesn’t get it. One of my prime suggestions has a plug. The others both pass the test. One’s fantastic food-related photography from an incredibly talented photographer friend. And the other is a book I couldn’t put down.