foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

ad hoc’s whole roasted chicken on a bed of root vegetables

Test chicken #5 is a two-fer.  Not only is it part of my roasted chicken hunt, but it also comes from the ad hoc cookbook.  That’s right, I’m a cooking … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

ad hoc cream of cauliflower soup with red beet chips

If you’re looking for visually stunning, ad hoc’s cream of cauliflower soup has it in spades.  Oh, it also tastes awesome.  Double-bonus.  Did I mention that with some organization on … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

ad hoc sautéed lamb loin chops

What we’re about to embark on is not so much an adventure in lamb so much as an adventure in making one’s own artichoke hearts.  Ever wonder how to do … Continue reading

October 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

ad hoc smashed roasted marble potatoes

These are Thomas Keller’s take on smashed potatoes, made infinitely easier if you go to the farmer’s market on a regular basis. What’s a marble potato? An exotic breed found … Continue reading

September 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

ad hoc breaded veal cutlets

That summer vegetable gratin I just made was a side dish that Keller specifically recommended to accompany this lovely veal cutlet.  Who doesn’t love a cutlet? Although I think Keller … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

ad hoc summer vegetable gratin

The photos in this post do not reflect how good all of this really tasted.  The browning looks closer to burned than it was in real life and I don’t … Continue reading

September 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

ad hoc brioche

I’ve made the ad hoc brioche a few times and it’s actually very easy.  What with all the eggs and butter, it’s nearly impossible to end up with anything but … Continue reading

September 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

ad hoc grilled asparagus with prosciutto, fried bread, poached egg, and aged balsamic vinegar

The photo will not do this justice.  (And my ragged poached eggs don’t really help.)  But I promise what I’m about to say isn’t just bragging. This grilled asparagus is … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 3 Comments

ad hoc torn croutons

Remember how I promised we’d talk about that garlic oil?  We’re up to that time and demonstrating the versatility lifesaver recipes are in Keller’s ad hoc at home cook book.  … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

ad hoc garlic confit

The garlic confit is one of the ad hoc lifesavers recipes. This little recipe not only gets you terrific mellow garlic cloves, it is the base for garlic puree and … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

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