Posts for January 21st 2010
To prevent burning, Stamenov heated up a pan first before adding olive oil; then, he threw in some butter. The chef explained that the sugars in butter boost flavor, but butter has a low smoke point. Adding olive oil helps to further impede the fat from scorching.
Usually when I host a party, I like to make a pitcher drink so I don't have to worry about making cocktails all night. However, since this is an intimate gathering and I'm cohosting with Fab, I've decided it will be fun to play bartender!
I'll be mixing up a libation called the Gold Rush. It's a beautiful combination of vodka, apple juice concentrate, and Calvados, a French apple brandy. It's easy to make, so learn how and read more
Watch the father and son tag-team to make a vegetable frittata, after the jump.
1/2 cup vodka
1/4 cup thawed frozen apple juice concentrate
4 teaspoons Calvados
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- Combine vodka, apple juice concentrate, Calvados, and lemon juice in cocktail shaker; add ice.
- Cover and shake well. Strain into Martini glasses and serve.
Makes 2 drinks.
- Drinks, Cocktails
The Winter Fancy Foods Show, an annual expo of foods and trends that takes place each January at San Francisco's Moscone Center, happened over the weekend. On Tuesday, YumSugar and I ate our way through the aisles of cheese, chocolate, and every edible item imaginable. Here are my top bites.
A classic Italian antipasti, the oreganata topping consists of breadcrumbs, garlic, and lots of fresh oregano. It's a savory and scrumptious way to enjoy clams on the half shell.
The most difficult thing about this appetizer is getting the clams open. I followed the recipe exactly and it took some effort to shuck the clams. The work was worth it, though, because these clams were crowd-pleasing and delicious. Learn how it's done after the break.
However, bartenders know that in some classic cocktails (like a Pisco sour), a raw egg is necessary to make the drink frothy.
Like most daring drinkers, I assume that the alcohol will kill any salmonella and often order beverages made with raw eggs. How about you?
Source: Flickr User twohelmetscooking