My adventures recreating Alinea Restaurant’s food at home

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Alinea Restaurant Spring recipes I have cooked from their cookbook.

KUROGE WAGYU, Cucumber, Honeydew, Lime Sugar

KUROGE WAGYU, Cucumber, Honeydew, Lime Sugar

Kuroge Wagyu, Cucumber, Honeydew, Lime Sugar – Alinea cookbook recipe, pages 78-79. I must admit that this was the first Wagyu steak I had ever prepared. And according to my family, it turned out to be the best steak they’d … Read More…

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On July 1, 2012, vitriolic, part-time vegetarian John Burton’s Senate Bill 1520 went into effect, outlawing the selling or buying of foie gras in the State of California. Prior to Foiemageddon, local eateries brave enough to serve it were inundated … Read More…

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Dinner at Alinea, May 5, 2012

Trying out the helium balloon dessert

In celebration of reaching just beyond halfway through the Alinea cookbook, I finally dined at Alinea Restaurant! I was joined by several friends who also came to Chicago for the National Restaurant Association tradeshow. I had made a reservation back … Read More…

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