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 […]
“Zuppa di Pesce” = Soup of Fish My father, a native of Venezia, Italy, grew up in a household where the Mediterranean diet reigned as life’s golden rule. My nonna […]
It’s asparagus season, and the BenGusto™ kitchen (my humble abode) is busy crafting new recipes to exhibit the exciting flavors and textures that can be generated from green asparagus. During […]
I have two incredibly adventurous friends, Alex and Tyler, who enjoy going on odd journeys with me through Europe, to jazz concerts at loading docks, and other things of such […]
A beef stew… sounds delicious! But how about a beef stew with crisps? I titled this recipe “Beef Stew with Crisps and Mushroom” and elected not to include the word “chips” because […]