A New Look

The Tomato Knife’s taken on a whole new look. Revamping my blog has been one of my pre-occupations as of late. Considering I only seem to find time in random spurts, it’s taken me too long to get it looking the way I want. Bear with me as I continue tweaking here and there, and let […]

Sauce au beurre blanc (Recipe)

I was just reading about how sauerkraut is good for your gut. This article is interesting, as is this one. Good to know, though health benefits aren’t the primary reason I eat it. “Real” sauerkraut simply tastes wonderful and reminds me of Alsace. Alsace is a region of France that I find absolutely beautiful, especially in autumn. […]

Café Pinson (Restaurant Review)

This post is for the Australian part of my family, who will be rest assured that they’ll be able to eat yummy gluten-free fare when they come to Paris. When you think French cuisine, you probably picture three important ingredients: butter, white flour and meat or fish. While I’m the first to jump on a […]

New York Dining Guide

I have a cardboard box with “To Write About” marked on the lid. It’s filled with all sorts of papers, business cards, notes I’ve scribbled… all tangible reminders of the places we’ve been and things we’ve eaten over the last few years. The box is about to overflow, primarily because of a bulky set of […]

French-Style Baked Eggs (Recipe)

Oeufs cocotte are eggs baked in small ramekins. Before trying my hand at them, I had eaten three French-style baked eggs in my life. Two of them were among the best dishes I have ever tasted. The first was at the Auld Alliance bed and breakfast in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland (the chef […]

Happy Curry Chowder (Recipe)

I’ve been feeling just plain happy lately. One of the reasons must surely be the sunshine that has finally come to Paris. Another reason dawned on me yesterday morning in yoga. It was the first time I’d taken an official class from my younger sister (living-room yoga during her training doesn’t count). The experience itself […]