SkÃ¥l (Skoal): a Scandinavian toast. For the proper pronunciation, see here. Akvavit (Aquavit): a Scandinavian distilled liquor usually flavored with caraway. In 1967 the young Swedish actor Max von Sydow, fresh from playing the role of Jesus, posed for a photo triptych demonstrating how to skoal with style: The photos appeared in “The Cooking of […]
Posted by Mindy Lvoff Purpose: Create bar-friendly, next generation loggerhead to make delicious hot cocktails Techniques Used: Hot Pokering, Beverage-ignition Equipment Used: One homemade Red Hot Poker. Optional Equipment: heat-resistant/fire-retardant mitt and protective goggles. It all started with making the perfect hot buttered rum. What makes Dave and Nils so creative and driven is the […]
Posted by Mindy Lvoff Purpose: Demonstration of how to use technology to improve and expand your dishes Techniques: Vacuum-infusion, Distillation (rotovap), Carbonation, Hydrocolloids, Hot Pokerageâ€¦ For the February Nils & Dave demo for student and alumni at The FCI, we decided that the theme should be: delicious foodâ€¦ and drinkâ€¦ using technology. Any demo that […]
Readers: What do you think about the cartoon Nils and Dave?
Posted by Mindy Lvoff Purpose: Translate the beauty of Mokume-Gane metalworking into cuisine Techniques Used: Transglutaminase (aka: â€œmeat glueâ€) Equipment Used: Hobart 3000 Slicer The reason that youâ€™re subjected to my writing is that The FCI powers-that-be thought I would best be able to translate what Dave & Nils do into written word because of […]