Recipe Lab: Thomas Keller’s French Laundry ‘Prime Beef Short Ribs’

Working through Thomas Keller’s recipes in his French Laundry cook book can be hard work.  Not to mention time consuming.  And I haven’t even gotten to the tough ones yet.  But I know that through it all my cooking only improves.  To follow the directions and then at the very end, after the dish is [...]

In The Recipe Lab: Pickled Garlic

I don’t know where the idea came from… other than the fact that my dad gave me an unusually large amount of garlic over the Holidays.  He grows five varieties in his bucolic Pennsylvania garden and sells most of it at a farmers market.  But there are always a bunch of loose cloves in need of a home.  So he [...]

In The (Pre-Thanksgiving) Recipe Lab: John Besh’s ‘Sweet Potato Souffle’

Flipping through the latest issue of Metropolitan Home, I came across an article about chef John Besh, his four boys and some fabulous (yet down-home) holiday feast.  As I have been thinking about new dishes to accompany our upcoming Thanksgiving dinner, the one recipe in the article that caught my eye was for ‘Sweet Potato [...]