Salvador Dali is best known for his surrealist paintings, but the Spanish artist also wrote and illustrated his own cookbook. The extremely rare work inspired iNG executive chef Tim Havidic, who based each of the ten courses for the restaurant’s new tasting menu on a different Dali quote or painting. At a preview for the menu, which launched on Nov. 20, I got to sample three of the dishes along with some of iNG’s cocktails, which show the same innovative spirit you’ll find in the food. The Kimura, a very tart blend of St. Germain and grapefruit juice, contains tiny gel balls reminiscent of what you’d find in bubble tea. The … Read more
I like change. So creating and changing recipes from cookbooks, magazines, traveling and eating out has become a staple in my life. I recently ran across this shrimp risotto recipe on the Food Network website. I made some changes that caused the flavor to explode. I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy! Ingredients: 5 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1 pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and de-veined 1 small fennel bulb, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter 1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large clove garlic, smashed, peeled, chopped 1 cup Arborio rice (about 6 1/2 ounces) 1/4 cup dry white wine 3 cups roasted turkey stock, plus extra … Read more
As folks who work from home know, “working from home” rarely means actually working at home. The freelance set are often on the hunt – engaging in a mad dash, if you will – for the perfect away-from-home work spot that inspires productivity, boasts decent wifi and offers sustenance. And for me, I look for a space that offers vegan sustenance. Hmm, tall order much? Does such a space even exist? Sure, we’ve suffered through Starbucks (only to come home reeking of coffee with a jazz standard classic stuck in our heads) and elbowed our way through that tiny neighborhood joint everyone found out about. But you ain’t never found … Read more
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