My adventures recreating Alinea Restaurant’s food at home


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Alineaphile – Seen in the Globe and Mail

ENGLISH PEAS, Tofu, Ham, Pillow of Lavender Air

Alineaphile was featured today in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Read it! Think you can cook? Try making cheese curd ‘balloons’ for dinner By Wency Leung The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 Until recently, Joey … 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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