February 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Sauternes Cake, Poached Pears, and Syrup

This is a dessert in three parts:

1. Sauternes Cake

2. Sauternes-Poached Bosc Pears

3. Sauternes Syrup, Light and Dark

It's a great dinner party cake that can actually serve 12. I made it for a party last night and it turned out to be pretty delicious. The…

Added by Jen W. on February 24, 2010 at 5:48pm — 3 Comments

Iced Tea Party Patriot

It has been said that in China, tea plays an important, indispensable role in daily life. Indeed, there is a saying that confirms this: “Firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar and tea are the seven necessities to begin the day.”

Tea does not just carry with it a symbol of excellence; its consumption is compared to personal character. The fragrance of tea is not aggressive; it is pleasant, low-keyed and lasting. A friendship between gentlemen is also like a cup of tea. With a cup of tea… Continue

Added by Colin F. Ogg on February 24, 2010 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Speakeasy Drink Design Philosophy with Cameo by RuPaul

RuPaul will demonstrate how I feel when people claim molecular mixology has nothing molecular going on with it.

It's all about taste. Form

in mixology should follow the function of alcohol as a social lubricant

in the most tasteful manner possible. If you want to get drunk, go to a

dive and get your Four Hors

Many molecular… Continue

Added by Speakeasy Desserts on February 24, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Best Coffee In NYC

Hello my name is Alexandrea and I am a coffee addict.

It's true - I have given it up several times over the years, but I keep going back. My friend (and partner in crime) and I decided to review some of our favorite spots in NYC for a solid cup a joe.

Here are some of our favorites - hope you find the buzz just as satisfying as we have :)

Chez Betty

252 E 3rd Street

By American… Continue

Added by Alexandrea Thomsen on February 20, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments


Just found out about this. I thought we were alone in the world of underground dining. We just finished our last meal for the winter season, and are planning some sort of Brunch Battle!

Added by Mat Kroupa on February 14, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tea Time


Added by Colin F. Ogg on February 11, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Wok Carefully

Yesterday I was chatting with Michelle, a fellow San Antonio resident, and reader, about my inability to reach out to San Antonio readers about the importance of switching to healthy cuisine, Chinese or otherwise, and the marked resistance that I am facing in being able to get people to understand the risk factors associated with the fast food craze here. She responded by saying that “(San Antonio) isn't really into healthy eating. and there is a major fast food problem here that goes way…


Added by Colin F. Ogg on February 10, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Canvas Underground's 15 Minutes

The Fine Living Network filming of our Canvas Underground dinner on Sunday was wildly successful! We surprised our guests with a Slow Jams "jam-cocktail hour" in the garage, where guests mingled among Harleys and power tools. Upstairs, we regaled diners with a menu that…

Added by Vera Devera on February 5, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Chinese Sausage: the Long & Short of it...

Let me start off by saying that this post was inspired by Nancy’s musings for the day and you have to read it first. Don’t laugh (too hard, anyways.) I wasn’t sure I even wanted to go there with this one…

Every time we dine at a BBQ joint here in town, invariably, one of us orders sausage as our protein. Usually, they are good sausages, slow smoked and well seasoned. (If you ever purchase sausage in bulk, to take home for…


Added by Colin F. Ogg on February 5, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

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