SKÅL! SKOAL!

Skål (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 […]

The Red Hot Poker: Dave Arnold gives us one more reason to drink

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 […]

FCI Student Demo (February 3, 2009)

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 Pokerage… For the February Nils & Dave demo for student and alumni at The FCI, we decided that the theme should be: delicious food… and drink… using technology. Any demo that […]

Mokume-Gane Fish

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Purpose: Translate the beauty of Mokume-Gane metalworking into cuisine Techniques Used: Transglutaminase (aka: “meat glue”) Equipment Used: Hobart 3000 Slicer The reason that you’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 […]