Bravado cooking is about many things – making things from scratch, taking whatever time is required because your guests really are important, finding ways to drink good wine while you cook and – the subject of this post – showing… Read More ›
Classic Dishes by Country/Region
Use Extreme Caution with One-Handed Pie Crust
My friend, Howard, just called. He was working on the One-Handed Pie Crust (see earlier post www.bravadocooking.com/2011/09/23/315/), and his girlfriend was in the kitchen with him. At first he used his free hand to hold a glass of wine as instructed… Read More ›
Pork Tenderloin with Chinese Five Spice
Guest Post from James in San Francisco:
Pâte Brisée – The One-Handed Pie Crust
Late one night – about 1:00AM – I was awakened by an urgent knock at the door of my hotel room. It was Bob in only his Jockey shorts. He claimed he took the wrong turn coming out of the… Read More ›
“What is Gazpacho?”, she asked
I was talking to a good-looking young friend of mine, bragging about the Gazpacho I made for a dinner party last weekend. She asked what that was – she had no concept of this all-time classic!!??
Calamari At Home
You can now get frozen packages of calamari, already cut and ready to cook. Over cocktails, a slightly goofy friend of mine (shown above) and I started experimenting to come up with a calamari dish that is similar to what… Read More ›
Magic Chinese Salad
The average male thinks about sex 72 times per day. If you don’t believe me, try counting.
Hand Cut Asian Cole Slaw
Hand Cut Asian Cole Slaw I once took this dish to a party and told everyone endlessly that they had to try my Hand Cut Asian Cole Slaw.
David’s Lemon Caper Veal Piccata
Bravado Difficulty: 5.5/10 Prep Time: 30 minutes David is an aspiring Bravado chef. In a reflective moment over cocktails (I think vodka was involved), he said he dreamed of making Veal Piccata, one of his favorite dishes, but knew… Read More ›