Posts in: ad hoc

Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Keller admits nostalgia for Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup beef stroganoff in the introduction to his much more involved, fancified version of the dish. I’ve never had cream of mushroom soup beef stroganoff, but I admit, I love Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup; it’s  instant nostalgia. My mom used to put it on everything: rice, cauliflower, as a quick pasta sauce. When I taste that coagulated, creamy, slightly sweet soup with the tiny mushroom bits in it, it instantly brings me back to a point in my life where everything was all right with the world.

Read the rest of this entry »

Ad Hoc Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, Mike and I decided to invite some friends over for an impromptu dinner party. Of course, the main question on my mind was: what should I cook? I turned to trusty Momofuku, then realized 90 percent of the recipes included pork or some sort of pork by-product. Pork is a big no-no for our friends, who are Muslim.

Read the rest of this entry »

Ad Hoc Potato Pave Recipe

I’ve already sung my praises for potatoes in my Potatoes & Clams in Bacon Dashi post, but I’d like to say it again: I love potatoes. Chang has potatoes in three of his recipes, but sometimes a girl just craves a comfort food kind of potato dish and there’s no better place to look for comfort food than Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home cookbook.

Read the rest of this entry »

Ad Hoc Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

nothing beats fried chicken and waffles!

My love for fried chicken, much like my love for noodles, is not very discerning. I can definitely tell the difference between good and bad noodles and chicken, but my love is so all-encompassing that I can forgive faults easily. With so many kinds of fried chicken in the world, how would I be able to tell good from bad if I didn’t try them all?

Read the rest of this entry »