Korova Cookies

Korova Cookies

March 31st, 2008 | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


Today, Cafe Fernando turns two years old and I would just die if I don't mark this occasion with my most favorite cookies of all time: Korova Cookies. These cookies made their debut in "Paris Sweets: Great Desserts from the City's Best Pastry Shops" by Dorie Greenspan. There is another very impressive person behind the recipe - the man Vogue magazine once called "The Picasso of Pastry." No, ...

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Bagels

Bagels

March 23rd, 2008 | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


I am feeling homesick. It has been 3 years, 5 months and 11 days since I last visited San Francisco. Old tricks run short nowadays. Cruising rentals in the Marina at Craigslist just doesn't cut it. I am getting bored watching the "Weeping Women" and the sandwich shack on the Marina Green. I am constantly on the look out for other peeping opportunities. A recent discovery is ...

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Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Pudding

Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Pudding

March 13th, 2008 | Category: Chocolate, Puddings and Custards


Last week, we feasted on a selection of delicious cheeses Mahir and Vera brought back from their trip to Amsterdam. These two generous friends not only shared their cheese but also fed me with incredible side dishes and cocktails. While Mahir was busy preparing us Mojitos, Vera was arranging the side dishes on her grand collection of antique plates - handpicked from flea markets around the world. Brie ...

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Celeriac with Green Apple and Orange

Celeriac with Green Apple and Orange

March 04th, 2008 | Category: Fruit, Turkish Cuisine, Vegetable, Vegetarian


It may look like a giant wart, but once you get past the knobbly exterior you are greeted by a deliciously-perfumed flesh. Celeriac, often called the vegetable world's ugly duckling, is a fragrant root vegetable that tastes like celery minus the fibrous texture. To me, it is actually much tastier than celery due to its amazing ability to absorb flavors. Everything you throw in the pot ...

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