campfire in the keys…

Lime S’more Pie Slice Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure There is local pie company in Kansas City, where I grew up, called Tippins. They used to have restaurants cum pie counters at various locations around the city (think Marie Callender’s for those of you on the West Coast or Baker’s Square for northern Midwesterners). Conveniently, […]

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campfire in the keys…

Lime S’more Pie Slice Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure There is local pie company in Kansas City, where I grew up, called Tippins. They used to have restaurants cum pie counters at various locations around the city (think Marie Callender’s for those of you on the West Coast or Baker’s Square for northern Midwesterners). Conveniently, […]

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gianduja…

Gianduja Torte Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. Gianduja is so good that you can’t help but know there is a God. Although hazelnuts and cocao trees grow continents apart. The former prefer cooler climates (mostly in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia), whereas the latter cluster in the hotter tropics around the equator. Of course, […]

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gianduja…

Gianduja Torte Originally uploaded by ulterior epicure. Gianduja is so good that you can’t help but know there is a God. Although hazelnuts and cocao trees grow continents apart. The former prefer cooler climates (mostly in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia), whereas the latter cluster in the hotter tropics around the equator. Of course, […]

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a baking bonanza…

Pecan Spice Cake Sorry for my extended absence. I’m really not worthy of your audience. I’ve been swamped with work and life. Maybe I can make it up by sharing a a recipe with you. Two weeks ago, neighbors of mine celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Their children, some of whom I had grown up with, were all […]

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a baking bonanza…

Pecan Spice Cake Sorry for my extended absence. I’m really not worthy of your audience. I’ve been swamped with work and life. Maybe I can make it up by sharing a a recipe with you. Two weeks ago, neighbors of mine celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Their children, some of whom I had grown up with, were all […]

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a match made in heaven…

Orange Chocolate Tart Uploaded by ulterior epicure. I normally dislike citrusy desserts, but citrus and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations. There’s something about the dark bitter richness against the refreshing brightness of citrus that sets me wild. This orange-chocolate ganache filling is adapted from The Essence of Chocolate. I found the orange element […]

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a match made in heaven…

Orange Chocolate Tart Uploaded by ulterior epicure. I normally dislike citrusy desserts, but citrus and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations. There’s something about the dark bitter richness against the refreshing brightness of citrus that sets me wild. This orange-chocolate ganache filling is adapted from The Essence of Chocolate. I found the orange element […]

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my faithful chocolatier…

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Pulp Heart I have a secret admirer. Lucky me. But, unlike most secret admirer relationships, I know who my admirer is, but she doesn’t know me. I blogged about Mimi Wheeler and her chocolate company, Grocer’s Daughter, last September.  You can read about how we first got acquainted in that post.  To my delight, […]

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my faithful chocolatier…

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Pulp Heart I have a secret admirer. Lucky me. But, unlike most secret admirer relationships, I know who my admirer is, but she doesn’t know me. I blogged about Mimi Wheeler and her chocolate company, Grocer’s Daughter, last September.  You can read about how we first got acquainted in that post.  To my delight, […]

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bringing it in with style…

2007 Year’s Eve Dinner Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Here’s who I had for New Year’s Eve: Eric Ripert (Executive Chef at Le Bernardin), Jamie Oliver (a.k.a. “The Naked Chef” and owner of Fifteen), Clarissa Dickson Wright (of the Two Fat Ladies fame), Frank Stitts (Executive Chef at Highland’s Bar and Grill) and Craig Stoll (Delfina […]

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bringing it in with style…

2007 Year’s Eve Dinner Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Here’s who I had for New Year’s Eve: Eric Ripert (Executive Chef at Le Bernardin), Jamie Oliver (a.k.a. “The Naked Chef” and owner of Fifteen), Clarissa Dickson Wright (of the Two Fat Ladies fame), Frank Stitts (Executive Chef at Highland’s Bar and Grill) and Craig Stoll (Delfina […]

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best dishes of 2006…

#10: Hot Potato at alinea Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. From a second visit to the newly named number one restaurant in the U.S., Alinea (according to Gourmet Magazine), to snacking from street vendors in China, I’ve had a pretty amazing year of eating.  I visited Jean Georges on two continents, Thomas Keller on both coasts, […]

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best dishes of 2006…

#10: Hot Potato at alinea Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. From a second visit to the newly named number one restaurant in the U.S., Alinea (according to Gourmet Magazine), to snacking from street vendors in China, I’ve had a pretty amazing year of eating.  I visited Jean Georges on two continents, Thomas Keller on both coasts, […]

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the essence of chocolate…

Essence of Chocolate Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. The editors at Hyperion Books sent me three cookbooks and asked me if I might blog about them.  The cookbook that grabbed my attention immediately was The Essence of Chocolate by the founders of Scharffen Berger Cocolates, Robert Steinberg, a physician, and John Scharffenberger, an award-winning vintner. The book isn’t simply […]

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the essence of chocolate…

Essence of Chocolate Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. The editors at Hyperion Books sent me three cookbooks and asked me if I might blog about them.  The cookbook that grabbed my attention immediately was The Essence of Chocolate by the founders of Scharffen Berger Cocolates, Robert Steinberg, a physician, and John Scharffenberger, an award-winning vintner. The book isn’t simply […]

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