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White truffle salt

A friend of mine gave me a jar of white truffle salt from The Spice House in Old Town. It has real bits of white truffle in it and is so powerfully aromatic it scents the kitchen even when sealed in a plastic bag. I like it on mashed potatoes, french fries, and sweet corn. [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2008 holiday gift guide

…because it’ll be Christmas before you know it. These exquisite animal shot glasses are a far cry from the college logo-emblazoned ones we’re all too familiar with. They’re made of black glass and pewter and are designed to balance on their noses or horns when filled with your beverage of choice. Head side up, they [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2007 holiday gift guide

Last Christmas a friend of mine received a Starbucks gift card from his boss. Not a very original gift, but it’s the thought that counts. And that thought must’ve been “I don’t want to offend you by not getting anything but I really couldn’t care less, so let’s see what’s in the lobby. Oh hey, [...]

Pleasant dinner music

Chris Cornell look-alike Sam Mason, former pastry chef of New York’s avant-garde WD-50, hosts a web-based cooking/music show called Dinner with the Band. The episodes are filmed in Mason’s apartment where he whips up a couple of dishes, dishes with an indie band, and they perform a song or two. Thankfully, each show is divided [...]

Bad news about truffle oil…

In case you weren’t already aware, truffle oil is artificially flavored — even the expensive ones you can buy at Dean & Deluca. No real truffles in it at all: Hocus-Pocus, and a Beaker of Truffles Still better than “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”, though…