Alineaphile

My adventures recreating Alinea Restaurant’s food at home

Serveware

Serveware used for recipes from the Alinea Restaurant cookbook.

Alinea Peacock Skewer Set by Crucial Detail

Serveware for SQUAB, Watermelon, Licorice, Foie Gras pages 158-161, and PEANUT, Five Other Flavors pages 384-385. About a year ago, I received a shipment from J.B. Prince: an Alinea Restaurant “Peacock” skewer set (US$65.50) and some “Craters” plates (US$52.50 each). …  Read More

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Vellum Envelopes

Serveware for DRY SHOT, Red Pepper, Garlic, Oregano, pages 157-158. Vellum Envelopes I use vellum (Clearprint Design Vellum #1000HP, from

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Alinea Crater Plate by Crucial Detail

Serveware for ICEFISH, Horseradish, Asparagus, Shellfish pages 72-75. Woohoo! I received another shipment from J.B. Prince: Alinea “Craters” plates (US$52.50 each) for ICEFISH, Horseradish, Asparagus, Shellfish. Each Alinea Craters plate (16 inches x 5.25 inches) from Crucial Detail came packed …  Read More

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Linen Pillows

Serveware for ENGLISH PEAS, Tofu, Ham, Pillow of Lavender Air pages 68-71, BEAN, Many Garnishes, Pillow of Nutmeg Air, pages 340-345. Thanks Jo! I asked my friend Jo, an incredibly talented designer and seamstress, if she could make linen pillow …  Read More

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Alinea Sectional Pedestal by Crucial Detail

Serveware for CROQUETTE, Smoked Steelhead-Roe, Endive, Radish pages 138-139. Alinea Porcelain “Sectional” Pedestals I’m still excited. Along with two Alinea “Dune” plates, I also got ‘me a passel’ of Alinea “Sectional” Pedestals from J.B. Prince for CROQUETTE, Smoked Steelhead-Roe, Endive, …  Read More

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Alinea Dune Plate by Crucial Detail

Serveware for AYU, Kombu, Fried Spine, Sesame, pg 97. Alinea “Dune” Plates I’m excited. I just received a big box from New York. I ordered some Alinea serveware from J.B. Prince for AYU, Kombu, Fried Spine, Sesame. The 10.5-inch square …  Read More

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Paraffin Wax Bowls

As seen in The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

HOT POTATO, Cold Potato, Black Truffle, Parmesan, pg 304 Paraffin Wax Bowls You ever wonder where on earth you can find those custom wax bowls they serve that potato soup in? Nope, you can’t just buy ’em. They’re made in-house …  Read More

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Serveware for MATSUTAKE, Pine Nut, Mastic, Rosemary

Recipe, page 250 Lusting upon the food porn on the pages describing MATSUTAKE, Pine Nut, Mastic, Rosemary I kept asking myself what are those cool, covered glass vessels? I had to know. It wasn’t too hard to find out. But …  Read More

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