Thursday, April 9, 2009

We've Worked Up Quite an Appetite!



Have you checked out Appetite for Instruction lately?  Today's featured chef is Michelle Carpenter of Zen Sushi who generously shared her delicious and stylish recipe for Ceviche Martinis (pictured above).

I have to admit, this weekly bug-a-chef column is a lot of fun to write.  Not only does it give me an awesome excuse to call up any restaurant in the city and ask for one of their most delicious recipes, but it also offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the chefs themselves make the dish.  For instance, following along with Chef Michael Tyler, I learned that making Italian Buttercream Frosting isn't nearly as difficult I'd always assumed it would be.  They key, he showed us, is patience.  (And a reliable candy thermometer.)  And speaking of patience, I don't know that I'd have the self-control to wait 12 hours while Jeffrey Kowitz's brisket braised in the oven, but now I've got the recipe if I'm ever feeling up to the challenge.

Click here to check out the A.F.I. archives.  We're working up quite a collection!  And feel free to chime in with any suggestions for future chefs you'd like me to bug.  ...I mean interview.

C&S

6 comments:

Eddie G said...

I wonder if Amy at Spiral Diner would give up her brownie recipe...

Some people refer to them as "crack brownies"--they're SO good!

Food Czar said...

Scott Gottlich at Bijoux. Crispy pork belly. Please?

Classy&Sassy said...

FC - I'm pretty sure I'd have to promise my first born for that one :)

JR said...

Hey Kids....So, it's 2:42 in the afternoon and I am opening my 2nd bottle of a 2003 Austrian Reisling I stumbled upon and polishing my silver like any good domestic diva and thought I would check my favorite website....then wheil i was on I headed over to Dallas Eats....tee hee....you know I kid....I love this place....but I am just gonna say it....I miss Julia Child....and Alice Waters.....she needs a food TV spot...in honor of Good ol' warbled Julia I am adding Vermouth to everything i cook for my friends this evening....hmmm....except for my bourbon peach cobbler....you liquors in one dish would just be.....well....it would just be....simply delicious..I will let you know how it turns out....Now back to my polishing.....Until next time...J.R.

JR said...

P.S...that you before liquors should be two....whoops....Its the Rieslign typing you know :)

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