Friday, June 20, 2008


due to a high demand from loyal americas guests, the tres leches has been restored. misha you were right.



Thursday, June 19, 2008

summers almost here!

in two days it will be summer. time to change menus. heres a proposed summer dessert menu

tres leches/ sponge/ meringue

guanaja "torchon"/ pop rocks/ acai/ creme anglaise

smoked chocolate cake/ bbq/ cherries/ bacon

lucuma chiffon/ honey/ lucuma sorbet/ summer citrus fruits

platanito corndogs/ banana mustard/ vanilla ice cream

"raspados"/ pitaya/ coconut/ chocolate-soy/ lucuma/ vanilla

roasted stone fruits/ piloncillo/ buttermilk ice cream

Thursday, June 12, 2008

monotony evokes creativity

i measured out my flour, sugar and butter. i was cutting my butter into the flour. all by hand, because we all know no machine can replace your hands in cooking.

so there i was. bored. just cutting butter into the flour. making a pie dough. and i started thinking ... i have butter and flour. what else is made with flour and butter?


now i would skip out on beurre manie and go for either xanthan gum or methocel. but then i started thinking about roux. roux is flour and butter. when i think roux i think gumbo. i love to browning of the flour and butter. its creates an amazing aroma and taste.

so. what if i made a roux, like for gumbo, seasoned it and let it cool. once cooled bake it in the oven like a cookie. gumbo cookie?

what else uses roux ... bechamel??? bechamel cookies?

not just cookies. streusels, powders, liquid sable (i have the utmost respect for jordan kahn)

its an idea now. i'll play around. look for upcoming posts

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

my poor baby!

my poor baby!
Originally uploaded by fuzzzycatt
wednesday night i got hit. this is what my car looked like in daylight.

i wasnt in a good mood that night. i thought about drinking, but an amazing and very caring friend told me i should go home. get rest, be safe.

so i went home. my light turned green and i advanced. i didnt see anything, i didnt feel anything. but when i opend my eyes, my car was in the middle of the road. i was facing in a southern direction (i was driving north). my airbag went off and my door would not open.

im lucky to be alive.

my poor baby.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

flips and flops

it tasted amazing yesterday. why not today?! it was sweet, tart and smoky. what happened?! it was tart today and lacking in flavor. the only thing that helped today was the bacon. but even the almighty BACON was not enough. what happened?!

you're probably wondering, "what is he talking about?"

well obviously. a cupcake!!

tonight was our first night of the food and wine event in the woodlands. our event was called 'it's a guy thing.' the host was master sommelier guy stouts - its a guy thin - get it? so tonight we had a bunch of guys come taste wine and mingle (teehee!)

fortunately the gentleman were stuffed to their gills before dessert came out. there was no room for dessert. its a good thing because i was not happy with my cupcakes. they tasted fine, but they were not up to my standards.

smoked chocolate cupcake/ BBQ buttercream/ bacon streusel

my idea was to try recreate a very manly activity in a not very manly fashion. it was humorous. tonights event was referred to as guys night out. and well, drinking wine and mingling, you get the point. hence the cupcake.

yesterday they were amazing. the smoke level was right, the sweetness of the tomatoes shined in the buttercream, bacon was smoky and salty. it was a great balance of sweet tart salty and smoky. it was very reminiscing of a summer bbq. but today it was very tart.

i have no idea what happened. i'll have to revist that cupcake later.