dimanche 13 décembre 2009

the easiest best dish in the world

this is so fail proof.
you need some chinese dried fish
i know it's smelly, but it's worth it

Rinse the piece of fish
cover the piece with water in a pan and bring to a boil and let the whole lot simmer for 10 minutes.

Your kitchen should be really smelly now!

let it cool

use his broth to cook rice with.
put the head in the rice pan, cover and cook and then eat.

no extras

lundi 7 décembre 2009


yes, it's Christmas soon.
time to get fat again
time to raid shops for presents
time for afternoons chasing the cat in the christmas tree
time to hope for snow
time for rat pack christmas carols
time for mulled wine and cinnamon cakes
time for card making
time to think and imagine crazy orgiastic meals
time for the yearly gastronomic extravagance

time for DESERT !
and here it is :

yes completely fugazi from top to bottom
spent a whole afternoon preparing it (after having spent a whole morning cleaning the kitchen up)
i made a kilo of bloody ganache that for some reason went wrong and tasted more of cream than chocolate
the biscuit didn't cook despite having forgotten it for a whole 15 minutes too many in the oven
the so called syrup was tasteless...
and it all ended up in the bin

don't like buche
never liked buche
will never like buche

if you come for Christmas for lunch or dinner don't count on buche
if you want buche
get you fucking own

vendredi 13 novembre 2009

I wonder

Is there even a soupçon of real coffee in a Nespresso capsule ?

samedi 31 octobre 2009


I have a Nespresso machine... that alone is a warning sign to overspending.
I needed capsules.
I visit the Champs Élysées branch.
As usual, and like every Nespresso branch, it is PACKED.
Saturday afternoon
But nevermind, the glass is at least always half full, and i have Time, and so i decide to make use of the customary Nespresso custumer service and sit at the bar and order an Expresso.
"Sir, unlike other Nespresso branches, we charge coffees here."
Silly me answers "no prob."

4 fucking euros

Ok, there's the little chocolate on it's little support, the glass of mineral water...

Fuck off

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vendredi 30 octobre 2009

At last

Had my first oysters last week
It's the season
Hooray !!

mercredi 23 septembre 2009

Don't ban the ban

they couldn't ban tuna fishing in the mediteranean
so WE must boycott tuna ...

... for a while at least

mercredi 16 septembre 2009


A true Afgan inspiration...
Lived LIFE to the very fullest.

vendredi 24 avril 2009

fast food

The mighty kebab...
here it lies in front of me, inviting all of my senses to take it's highroad to satisfaction.
This (Turkish version), i must admit is the light version compared to the one that's sold with greasy chips, which i must add is the lighter version of the 'true afgan' English (Greek) version that is not sold with chips, but still comes with it's equivalent in grease...
...brilliant stuff need i add.
So this extra light version of the kebab is really pretty good in terms of a varried dish. You have your proteins, your meats, a little fat, a little sugar, fiber... so i would comfortably recommend this mediteranean fare.
All of that to say that fast food is good food. Perhaps not for one's health, but Damn it can taste as good as it looks bad.
I truely think that many people Reject (yes an R cap an bold for maximum effect) fast food purely because they were told it was bad for them. These psycho segregationists are really missing out on something. I mean fair enough it isn't the healhtiest food you can get your teeth into, but then bœuf bourguignon every day is another challenge alltogether for your digestive system.
These rejectioners are snobs.
I have no other word.

more on the theme soon...

dimanche 22 mars 2009

at last

it was a long time in coming but we finally got our lunch at Paul Bocuse. We were greeted by the man himself. old shaky tired record breaker. we left 7 courses, 3 bottles of wine and about 4 hours later... happy The only example i have ever witnessed so far of Classical Excellence. French cuisine at it's best. It will never get better because these dishes, He has worked over the years so that they become the representation of France of the highest order when it comes to food. He sits there, alone, on the opposite side of Ferran Adria of the gastronomic spectrum. Their common points? the best products available. other common points? the quest for excellence on the table, around the table, and well after the table.

amazing, quite vetiginous how just a few dishes have maintained his supreme position as a world leader. Nothing fancy about the "volaille de Bresse en vessie" with side vegetable a part from it's most incrdible taste and texture. Never has poultry tatsed like that.
Never will it ever taste like that either.


mercredi 4 mars 2009


wow! first post in many moons !
just can't get into it very much... actually, the main excuse being the shitty quality of the iPgones camera. Anyway, read one of the funniest pieces of journalism in a long time about pizzas.
So easy to make, yet so easy to fuck up. I often find that the easier the recipe, the easier it is to screw up. Example : how many people get a soft boild egg right ? how many people screw up pasta? how many times has your meat been overcooked ?
Read on...

lundi 9 février 2009

flake / Mars

Pardon the quality of the picture, but Mac really have to improve the iPhone's camera greatly.
Mars have come up with a pseudo substitute for the Flake bar. The chocolate bar that has NO cocoa in it at all. This pseudo flake is fantastic with an expresso. Amazing ! it brings all the coffe flavour out ! once in a while it's damn worth it.