Crumb-Topped Mussels – Inspired By Oysters Rockefeller

I love seafood. And for all that can be said of many other foods too, seafood – shellfish specifically – has a special, brightly worshipped place in my heart.  I love the briny sea-fresh smell of it, and the colors and shapes and the tender gristle-free flesh that ranges from sweet to spicy and all, all of which goes so amazingly with garlic or lemon … Continue reading Crumb-Topped Mussels – Inspired By Oysters Rockefeller

The Ranks Of The Frying Pans

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all frying pans are created equal…” Wait.  Actually, they aren’t.  And the magic of heat transfer which transforms limp cold meat into a sweet-smelling, aromatic, browning steak, does not work just because you snapped your fingers at a random frying pand and told it to cook. I am, vainly and happily, quite used to hearing how amazing … Continue reading The Ranks Of The Frying Pans