Wednesday, December 3, 2008

On Tonight's Shopping List: Tobacco and Eucalyptus Branches

Alinea, widely considered to be one of the best restaurants in America, recently put out a cookbook of 100 of its most famous dishes. Unfortunately for the average cook, its chef/owner Grant Achatz bases his recipes on molecular gastronomy, i.e. this is varsity league cooking. One brave blogger, Carol Blymire, is trying to cook her way through the entire book. I've eaten at Alinea, and know that some of Achatz's recipes require some crazy ingredients. While there is nothing new to the premise--there is no shortage of blogs based on the concept of cooking one's way through a cookbook--Blymire's choice of cookbook is a brave one.

Here is an article about her from today's Washington Post.