Grilled Oysters with Chicken Sausage Buttersauce

April 13, 2013

I just returned from a week in Western Canada. To be exact I was skiing in Banff, Alberta. In fact, one mountain I skied several times sat on the border between western Alberta and eastern British Columbia. Have I ever mentioned how much I love all edible things that come from the northwest Pacific ocean? […]

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Swordfish in Chilli, Coconut and Lime-scented Sauce

March 24, 2013

Swordfish in Chilli, Coconut and Lime-scented Sauce with Jasmine rice, Naan, and Herb Chutney The remarkable thing about Indian cuisine for my family is that we inevitably want more. That is, every mouthwatering bite which we cannot possibly consume during a dining feast shared at our favorite Indian restaurants (unless you happen to be my […]

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Ganache Tart with hearts on top

February 14, 2013

This morning, I woke early to Mother Nature’s Valentine gift to all of us on the East End of Long Island; an inch or so dusting of fresh snow clinging to tree trunks and branches just as the sun came up. I’ve been away from Southampton for a little over a week and I missed […]

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Pad Thai Noodles

January 28, 2013

Ever since our latest excursion to Chinatown in lower Manhattan, where we filled our car trunk full of Asian provisions, all I’ve been cooking is Chinese, Thai, and Japanese – and loving it! Here is one dish I made recently; an easy Pad Thai without the tamarind. According to some sources, the original pad Thai […]

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Kimchi City

January 13, 2013

  In my experience, kimchi is something you either love or you’re running from the room if someone offers it to you. Needless to say I fall into the “love it” camp; in fact, consider me the camp counselor. But that wasn’t always the case. My first experience with it was decades ago in a […]

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New Year’s Day & A Couple of Resolutions

January 5, 2013

For once, it was a quiet New Year’s Eve at 2Gourmaniacs. We had a small impromptu dinner party the night before, making the most of some amazing Christmas dinner leftovers still lurking in the refrigerators. But on the first day of 2013 the other gourmaniac and I had a very productive eight hours or so […]

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Our Big Fat Italian Christmas Dinner Redux-2012

December 26, 2012

  Sometimes it just amazes me how long prepping a dinner can take. For this Christmas dinner, the other gourmaniac and I prepped for three days for what we thought was an easy dinner. We sat fifteen at the table: you don’t have to be a math major to calculate the dish, glass, and flatware […]

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Wild Mushrooms & Escargot in Puff Pastry with Bordelaise Sauce

December 21, 2012

Wild Mushrooms & Escargot in Puff Pastry with Bordelaise Sauce

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Marquise au Chocolat: Christmas Dessert

December 20, 2012

Over the past dozen or so years, I’ve decided that Thanksgiving dinner is kind of a pregame warm-up for Christmas dinner. Also, at 2Gourmaniacs we like to have a couple of dinner parties in between the two holidays. For one of these events, I made a chocolate dessert that a couple of 2GM dinner table […]

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Sous Vide Octopus Carpaccio: a Christmas appetizer

December 15, 2012

If you have been following 2Gourmaniacs for a while, you’ll recall how much we like octopus.  The secret to great octopus is slooooooowwwwwwww cooking.  A great way is to braise it in a 275 degree oven.  Refer to: http://www.2gourmaniacs.com/fine-food-food-photography/braised-octopus-asian-courtbouillon/ But recently it occurred to me that octopus would be an ideal candidate for sous vide. So, […]

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