2016 in the Rear View Mirror

2017.Jan.23 Monday
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[I realized that this post was still sitting in my “Drafts” folder and I’d never published it. So, three weeks late, but what the heck, my look back at last year.] 2016 was a year that we spent a bit more time traveling than past years. Or, at the least, to new places, and/or traveling […]

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2017 Menu #4

2017.Jan.22 Sunday
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January 13-17 Enero Sandperch Ceviche with Passionfruit & Rocoto – Fresh Brazilian Sandperch (one night Sole when there was no Sandperch available) cured in a puree of lemon and lime juice, passionfruit pulp, rocoto chilies, olive oil, salt and white pepper; served on a radicchio leaf and topped with red onions, limo chilies and chives; […]

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Bite Marks #35

2017.Jan.20 Friday
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What do we have for you so far this month? Bagel sandwiches, a burger, Venezuelan/Mexican street food, and a casual Peruvian lunch spot. Ess-a-Bagel   My Bagel, Azcuénaga 758, Once – The idea here is apparently a “New York style bagel shop”, with healthy food. While not an oxymoron, those aren’t synonymous. What it does […]

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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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Chop Suey #3

2017.Jan.15 Sunday
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“The finest food is found in China. Among all nations under the heaven, only France is nearly as good as China in terms of culinary development and cooking skills. The other countries lag far behind.” – Cui Tongyue, Hua Ying Chu Shu Da Quan (Chinese-English Comprehensive Cookbook), 1910 I’m really going to town on Chinese and […]

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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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Bite Marks #34

2017.Jan.10 Tuesday
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Downtown Fish   Haru Sushi, Carlos Pellegrini 953, Retiro – Part of a small chain of sushi shops with locations in various parts of the city. I ordered from them once way back in August 2012, but for whatever reason never wrote them up. My recollection is it was decent, but nothing special – I […]

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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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Another Round of Peruvians

2017.Jan.04 Wednesday
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Third Time’s the Charm?   Inka Si Señor! III, Av. Scalabrini Ortiz 1227, Palermo – The original spot, #I, I’ve reviewed briefly before, and as I mentioned then, it was primarily a spot where we’d meet up with friends for pollo a la brasa, which they do quite well (Google Maps now says it’s closed, so I’ll […]

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