I’m always shocked by how difficult it is to find excellent bagels. You’d think that finding decent bagels wouldn’t just be limited to a small number of cities in the world. I may be exaggerating a bit, but really, the only place I have consistently had good bagels is in Montreal and NYC. And my [...]

Aged Whiskey Sour

6 Months to make the best whiskey sour ever? Yes, it’s true, so be patient and make a lot.

Steak with chimichurri and quail eggs

Do you tend to forget how awesome some foods are if you haven’t had them in a while? I do. I definitely forgot how awesome chimichurri was with steak until last weekend. I was over at a friend’s house and they grilled some beef and served it with chimichurri. Now, chimichurri isn’t unusual, but I [...]

Beef Wellington: more than the sum of it’s parts

Wow. Just wow. This was amazing. I had no idea what I was getting into here. I really thought this dish was going to be bland and turn out like one of those over-the-top ideas that just goes wrong. Every now and then though, the pieces come together just so to create a perfect storm [...]