Adapted from "Forgotten Skills of Cooking" by Darina Allen
1Set a heavy medium-size saucepan with tightfitting lid over medium-low heat. When the pan is hot, add 2 tablespoons of the butter. When the butter starts to foam, add the onion, season with salt and pepper, cover, and cook over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, until the onion is translucent and soft but not colored. Remove from heat; keep warm.
2Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat until hot, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and cook until foaming. Add half of the mushrooms and season with salt, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are browned on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Repeat with remaining butter and mushrooms.
3Add mushrooms and cream to the cooked onions and bring to a simmer over medium heat until the flavors meld, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add parsley and chives, if using, and stir to combine. Taste and add salt, pepper, or lemon juice as needed. The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to a month.
Offal is having a big moment in the food world, which prompted Guillermo (a self proclaimed offal lover) to visit chef Jeremy Salamon (one of NYC's youngest LGBTQ rising star chefs) at The Eddy, right on time to celebrate Pride month. Jeremy's critically-appraised, mostly Hungarian menu, was inspired by his grandmother’s recipes. Offal is a staple of Eastern European cuisines, so it made sense to make delicious pastrami beef tongue. Let's tongue for Pride!
PS: The Eddy will be closing it's doors this Monday 6/17 after dinner service - New Yorkers: the restaurant will be offering all guests a 25% discount on their check (no minimums, no maximums, no questions asked).
Café Gratitude, a small vegan chain from California, has an interesting concept to improve the future of our planet. Meatless Monday deals and offerings across the country show no signs of slowing down. Growing concern over both the quality of mass-processed meats along with climate change and the humane treatment of animals, is inspiring folks to adopt vegan habits, at least part-time anyways. The café took a step ahead by offering 50% off on their most popular dishes every Monday for a limited time, as an incentive for diners, while trying to motivate other restaurants to follow the model. Café Gratitude’s motto “Be plant rich” means they want you to live a rich life mostly on plants.
What's the difference between French Press and AeroPress coffee? To find out, we visited Cafe Devoción in Brooklyn, NY to speak to their Director of Education, Allie Dancy, about the similarities and differences of the two brew methods. Allie walked us through the correct way to brew each, demonstrating every step of the process. We covered things like the correct coffee to water ratio, the correct water temperature for brewing, the best coffee grind for each brewing method, and much more.