Culinary Reverse Engineering
Posted on 2006/10/06 14:28:04 (October 2006).
[Thursday 5th October]
Nothing much to report really. I made what I felt to be a somewhat heroic effort to cook dinner, despite getting home a good hour after Chie. I wanted to re-create a dish (gnocchi e funghi) we'd had at an Italian restaurant near our apartment. I'd been musing over the taste earlier in the day, the sauce has a particular kind of richness about it which I really like. Some of the ingredients were fairly obvious - shimeji mushrooms, onion and cream. It occurred to me today though that the added depth was probably from white wine.
The sauce I made wasn't exactly the same as the one in the restaurant, but it was in the same ballpark, and I felt very pleased with myself for having reverse engineered their recipe.
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