Monthly Archives: August 2011

El Bulli in Sapporo Japan

August 3, 2011 | By what is cooking now | 0 Comments

El Bulli in Sapporo Japan 1
Everytime my wife and I visit Sapporo, Japan we visit Le Musee — a restaurant that blew my mind the first time I visited. Then I saw Bourdain’s series on El Bulli and, bingo!, I saw the underpinnings of the creativity at Le Musee. Chef Makoto Ishii studied in Spain and France, but bases his cuisine on the incredible sea food of this very northern Island and its equally fresh, local produce. But the whimsy and sheer technical skill has been matched ONLY by what I’ve seen of El Bulli. Did Chef Ishii study at El Bulli? It sure feels like he did. El Bulli’s influence is obvious and he is using it as a springboard to take local ingredients and Japanese sensibilities to craft an entirely interesting, stimulating and amazing cuisine of his own. Very tiny restaurant at the northern end of a park in Sapporo, Japan. El Bulli lives on — albiet in a smaller, local and Japanese manner.

Cheeseburger Next To Paradise!

August 1, 2011 | By zaarch | 0 Comments

Cheeseburger Next To Paradise! 1
As I was browsing the aisles at the grocery store looking for something cheap to make, I came across the ground beef section. I found a good deal on the 85/15 ground beef, so I decided to buy a pound or so. Tonight on the menu: cheeseburgers. Simple. How complicated can a good ole burger be? A few spices, some cheese, produce, and a few condiments…BAM! You’ve got yourself an American classic! Ok let me go measure out some spices and make you my recipe for “What Is Cooking Now?” <–shameless plug! Recipe follows:

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