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2017 Menu #3

2017.Jan.17 Tuesday
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January 11-12 Enero Sole “Causa” – Potato puree flavored with yellow chili, lemon, olive oil; sole and finely diced red onion cured in a dressing of egg, lemon, lime, Szechuan peppercorn oil, sesame oil, corn oil, salt, white pepper; sauce “vierge” emulsion – tomato, shallot, garlic, thyme, Torrontés wine vinegar, salt, white pepper, sugar, xanthan […]

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2017 Menu #2

2017.Jan.12 Thursday
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January 5-6 Enero Chicken “Causa” – chilled mashed potato flavored with lime, green onion, jalapeño, and olive oil; poached chicken salad with bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, mayo of egg yolk, lime juice, sesame, szechuan peppercorn and corn oils, and mint; garnished with chopped green onions and mint. Causa de Pollo – puré frío de papas saborizado con […]

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2017 Menu #1

2017.Jan.05 Thursday
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I’ve decided to get back to posting writeups of our menus at Casa SaltShaker. In general, I’m going to keep them brief, just a photo and a description. Now and again, a more detailed recipe or discussion about how a dish came about. He decidido volver a publicar informes de nuestros menús de Casa SaltShaker. En […]

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Plates of the Month

2016.Dec.18 Sunday
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What’s new at the OK Corral? (That’s Casa SaltShaker in case you weren’t sure.) We are, by the way, still cooking without gas, going on four months now. The trio of double hot plates that I borrowed from friends have been kept busy! New take on our rocoto chili based ceviche. Fresh sole cured in a […]

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A Round of New Plates

2016.Nov.22 Tuesday
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With all the various reviews, you’d think I wasn’t cooking anymore, but, it’s not true, I swear! There’s a traditional Peruvian salad from the area around Arequipa called a solterito. Classically, it’s a simple oil and vinegar dressed salad of cooked broad beans, potato, and corn, tossed with fresh tomato, onion, rocoto, olives, cheese, and parsley. […]

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Eat Salt

2016.Nov.05 Saturday
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It’s here…!   Eat Salt: archaic rural expression meaning to be someone’s guest, to share their table “The first cookbook from Dan Perlman, chef and co-owner of the famed Casa SaltShaker, Buenos Aires’ longest running “closed door restaurant”, offering Andean-Mediterranean fare in an intimate, shared table setting. Featuring 150 recipes from the chef’s archives, along with […]

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Inspiring Tentacles

2016.Sep.30 Friday
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One of the questions that comes up time and again for all chefs is some variation on “where do you get your inspirations from?” I’m sure the same question gets asked of anyone involved in any creative sort of endeavor. Some of it is simple curiosity, and some of it is, no doubt, a sort […]

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Not Cooking With Gas

2016.Aug.31 Wednesday
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It’s been awhile since I just posted a whole dinner, to see what we’re up to. One thing you don’t know, unless you’re a close friend, or connected on Facebook to me personally, is that we’re not cooking with gas for the moment. We woke up a couple of mornings ago to find that the […]

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Secret Eats Interlude

2016.Aug.11 Thursday
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For those of you who keep up on what we’re up to, this last Monday saw the first airing of the new season of Secret Eats with Adam Richman, the renamed Man Finds Food of last year. Buenos Aires is featured in the second episode, which aired back to back with the first on the Travel Channel, and […]

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