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Sofrito (plus salmon!)

Today, I spent the day making sofrito. After retiring 6 weeks ago today, I signed up for a Master Class with Thomas Keller, the great chef at The French Laundry in Napa. One of our assignments was to make sofrito with two different oils (olive and canola). So I did. First, a caution: this will take a total of five (5) hours, so be patient!

You’ll need 3 cups of Continue reading

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Salmon rillettes with potato chips

Last week, we went to a cooking class/demo at one of our favorite local restaurants (Mon Ami Gabi) that was led by MAG’s executive chef (Chef Phil). For the appetizer, he made Salmon Rillettes.

What’s a rillette, you might ask?

Well, as someone who not only studied French in college but also lived in France for a year, I should have known this already! But I didn’t. Basically, it’s like a Continue reading

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Seared scallops

Wow, almost three months since the last post! You are owed an explanation (see end of post!).

Tonight, I made seared scallops, partly because they’re so easy to make and partly because we just got back from a week at North Carolina’s Outer Banks and wanted to hang on to that vacation feeling just a little while longer.

Start with three-quarters of a pound of Continue reading

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