Category: Jackie

Pierre’s French burger

Pierre’s French burger Originally uploaded by dynamist. When I saw this French burger on the blog of domestic maven Martha Stewart, I had to try it. It’s a recipe from her chef Pierre, and it looked so good that I jumped up from my seat and made my first...

Pound cake + hot pineapple

Pound cake + hot pineapple Originally uploaded by dynamist. Well, I can see I’ll have to serve this again. Just slice up a pound cake, then top each slice with some pineapple which you’ve heated on the stovetop. That’s it. Everyone will swoon and moan and call you a...

Baby clam and tomato stew

I have so much to write about the meals I had in Paris last week that the task is daunting me a little. I will get to it, though. What moves me to post now is the most excellent tomato clam stew I just threw together for dinner. It’s...

Richest chocolate cake EVER

Richest chocolate cake EVER Originally uploaded by dynamist. How rich was it? So rich that I could not finish it. I was very impressed that a rather thin girl at our table wolfed hers down so quickly; no one else in our group could manage it. This was dessert...

£17 club sandwich, Hotel Costes, Paris

$33 club sandwich, Hotel Costes Originally uploaded by dynamist. Well, at least I was very hungry by the time I ate this, as I sure did savor every bite of it. I loved the neat appearance – severed crusts and all – but it did not stay neat upon...

Maggiano’s redux

Maggiano’s lasagna Originally uploaded by dynamist. My father and stepmother came to see me on Sunday. It was a special occasion for a couple of different reasons, so I took them out to dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy, which I first wrote about a couple of weeks ago. I...

Toasted sesame salmon salad

Toasted sesame salmon salad Originally uploaded by dynamist. Taking inspiration from the Japanese crab salad I loved so much over Christmas, I came up with this on Saturday afternoon. It took about three minutes from start to finish, and was more satisfying than I can convey in words. I...

9.30 beef and mushrooms

9.30 beef and mushrooms Originally uploaded by dynamist. The name comes from the fact that it was 9.30 and I hadn’t had dinner, but was able to make this very quickly. Eating dinner after 10PM makes it hard to sleep. (If I wanted to be super-European about this, I’d...

Tomatoes in January

Brunch with 5chw4r7z Originally uploaded by dynamist. In so many parts of the world, this is just pointless. More, it’s offensive. I picked this grey, tasteless collection of molecules out of a smoked salmon bagel I had for brunch on Sunday. Smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onion, capers, whole...

Lemon layer roast chicken

That’s what I’m going to call this, in order to distinguish from run of the mill lemon roast chickens. As with all roast chickens, the biggest hassle is in rinsing it and patting it dry inside and out, then seasoning it inside and out. I really feel one should...