February 12, 2007


Valentine’s Day brought snow and ice and dinner at home, which turned out accidentally to be all about onions.

We started with the new issue of Cook's and its potato-garlic soup. Leeks, gently cooked in butter. Sauteed garlic. Braised heads of garlic, simmered for an hour in home-made chicken stock (itself made with yellow onion), and then extruded and whipped to a paste.

Followed by fennel-grilled branzini, and then by a heart-of-palm salad. And topped off with Nancy’s Camembert, and My Neighbor Totoro.