Tag Archives: appetizers

Foie Gras au Torchon: Actually Not That Hard

Real talk. Until about a month ago, my experience in the kitchen has had a gap.  Not a huge gap, or one that had ever come up until earlier this year.  Most of my clients would never know, but I was exposed.  And I’m not one to let a chance for self-improvement slip away. I’d […]

The Endive Problem: An Exposé

In my line of work as a personal chef, I’ve had many occasions to plan menus for dinner parties.  Often, in searching for ideas for appetizers or hors d’oeuvres, I’ve come across something that looks a lot like this: The ingredients vary, of course, but the basic format is always the same.  A single leaf […]