ROASTED SHALLOTS 2 T fine sherry wine vinegar 1/2 C extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves stripped and finely chopped 1 lb shallots, peeled Preheat oven to 425 F Place the sherry wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a bowl. While whisking vigorously, drizzle in [...]

Sherry Vinaigrette

SHERRY VINAIGRETTE 2 T good quality Sherry vinegar 3 t shallots, peeled and minced 1/2 t Dijon mustard Generous pinch sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 6-8 T extra virgin olive oil 1 T fresh tarragon, finely chopped Whisk together vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and add oil in a [...]

Chicken Tajine with Preserved Lemons & Olives

CHICKEN TAJINE WITH PRESERVED LEMONS & OLIVES 1 medium cinnamon stick, broken some 1 t whole black peppercorns 1/2 T turmeric 1/2 T paprika dulce or agridulce 1 T cumin seeds 1 T coriander seeds 1 t whole cloves 4 cardamom pods 1 t red pepper flakes 3 T+ extra virgin olive oil 4 plump, [...]

City Market Grub Crawl

The City Market is pleased to announce the return of live music to the property. On Saturday, September 28, the City Market will host a two part event featuring dining and live music. Word play on the traditional pub crawl, a Grub Crawl is a cutting edge way to experience the eclectic food scene in [...]

Caponata — Siciliana Elementare

CAPONATA ALLA SICILIANA Extra virgin olive oil 3 medium eggplants, cut into 1/2″ cubes 3 T extra virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped 2 plump, fresh garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced 1 T red chile pepper flakes 2-3 ripe medium tomatoes, cored, seeded, and chopped 3 T capers, drained, [...]

Pots de Cremes

POTS DE CREME 3 ozs superior bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa), cut into small pieces 2 C heavy cream 1/2 C whole milk 5 egg yolks 1/4 C granulated sugar Pinch salt Preheat oven to 325 F Melt the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl set over a heavy sauce pan with gently simmering water. When [...]

Le Tour + Corsica

Please bear with my exuberance.   Tomorrow is the grand départ of this year’s ever epic Tour de France, the 100th version of the event.  This year the riders — those that remain from the initial 198 – will course over 24 stages and 3,404 kilometers or a tad over 2,115 miles.  (I will discuss their bizarre calorie [...]

Spuds Redux — Aligote

While I am on the topic… Potatoes are starchy, tuberous herbaceous perennials from the Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family. Peru has been recognized as the birthplace of this highly nutritious culinary staple which has been cultivated for as many as 10,000 years. The potato was introduced to Europe in the 16th century and spread [...]

Food Day Kansas City 2014 – Apple Share


You’re the apple of my eye. An apple for the teacher. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The apple as a positive image is pervasive in our culture. And it just so happens that it’s plentiful in Missouri and Kansas in October. With our trees bursting with fresh, crisp locally grown fruit, apples [...]