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This Old Chef: Blog & Recipes

We had a wonderful "primavera" risotto for dinner the other day, studded with fava beans and asparagus...

And because of the quirky exigencies of the food magazine world...

We had a "Thanksgiving" feast the following day...

With The Remains of Both Days in the fridge...

Arancini seemed the way to go!

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I had a small bit of ground pork from the test kitchen.

I had chickpeas I'd cooked a few days ago.

Thai basil in the garden.

Homemade habanero hot sauce..

Onions and garlic and Thai green curry paste are always on hand.

Can you see where I'm going?

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HMart, to my great surprise, had gorgeous, fresh fava beans... at an incredible price!

The garden is wall-to-wall sage.

And a trip to Arthur Avenue for EVOO yielded a luscious little bit of prosciutto...

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Chèvre. Homemade. Just Wait...

Posted on June 26, 2017 with 0 comments

Don't laugh.

It had been a really, and I mean REALLY, tough day.

So what did I do?

I made chèvre, of course.



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"These mustard greens are way too strong.  They're like wasabi.  David... Do you want them?"

Some variation on that scene happens frequently in the test kitchen.

And it often results in some of my favorite meals.

Case in point...

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