Archive for April, 2009
I’ve been crap about posting this week and for that I am sorry, but I accidentally burned my house down* and it’s taken me a little while to get the operation back up and running. Apologies to the 7 or 8 people that read the site currently. Working on a makeover and some fresh content.
* full disclosure, the house was not burned down, but I did set off every fire alarm on my block when I threw a short rib in a pan on high heat as an experiment. Yes, it was so hot the fat caught fire and combusted. Also, as much as I care about the site, I care about enjoying the first nice days of spring and sipping margaritas outside with friends more.
NOTE: DO NOT throw a short rib in a pan on high heat.
Who ever said that making a hollandaise sauce was easy is full of shit. I don’t know anyone that actually said that, but if anyone ever does, I want to be there to tell them to fuck off. I’m exaggerating obviously, but I will caution that rolling out of bed one Saturday morning and deciding to surprise the BF/GF with the genuine article hollandaise, you may be be biting off more than you can chew. I’m not saying don’t learn this sauce. It’s one of the five mother sauces after all, but I’m just saying be prepared and if possible practice getting the yolks the right consistency. It took me three attempts to get this sauce right and I’ve learned there are a few things you really, really need.