On a Sunday evening in warm Stanford, California, seven college students joined together around a table to procrastinate on their schoolwork with the promise of good cheer and a delicacy […]
In the historic port town of Alexandria, Virginia lives an elderly author and poet by the name of Nancy. Like any artist, Nancy draws much of her inspiration from some […]
BenGusto is packing up and heading onward towards the Golden State. I’ll be attending Stanford University (hence the use of the word “tree” in the title of this post) to […]
The words “get shit done” decorate the main wall in the office of La Belle Assiette, the small Parisian startup where I’ve spent the summer working. Like any startup, “get […]
I think this turned out to be one of the best dishes I’ve made in Paris so far. I think this recipe is an accurate example of a dish that succeeds in offering new ways to serve vegetables, while still holding onto the warming, comfortable flavors we already know and love. The ingredients here are nothing out of the ordinary; leek, fennel, tomato, potato and artichoke are all lovely and loving when served warm. What makes this dish exciting is that it’s made a little different by the runny poached egg on top, the pureed artichoke in the cream sauce, and the meticulous placement of fennel leaves and roasted vegetables to make comfort food fit in a fine-dining scene.
It’s that time again … I present to you the second post in my August-long guest-blogging series on the blog of La Belle Assiette, the gastrotech startup that I’m working […]
So when I first arrived in Paris about three weeks ago, the first recipe that I created was a Franco-Spanish twist on the classic American comfort dish of grilled cheese […]