Monday, October 19, 2015

Warm Chartreuse Souffle with Chocolate Sauce


Warm Chartreuse Souffle with Chocolate Sauce
David, 19 Oct 12:38 AM

Hot Chartreuse SouffleI’ve had a long love affair with Chartreuse liqueur, even before I visited the monastery back in the 1990’s. We were led through a somewhat terrifying display of hooded monks (not real ones, fortunately, but long-face replicas), the kind you see in historical or agricultural museums in France that are meant to depict a historical representation of something, even drying prunes – likely for educational purposes, but always gives me a shiver. I guess I’m a lot more sensitive than the kids being led through the museums because those figures still haunt my dreams, decades later.
Izarra liqueur
At the distillery, we saw how Chartreuse was made from 100+ herbs, one of them I swear was a leaf that was recently legalized in California, a smell I knew well at the time. Then we were led to a tasting, and finally, the best part – the shop! My favorite treats were the chocolates filled with liquid Chartreuse, which you need to eat all in one go. Otherwise, you’ll find the liquid Chartreuse drenching the front of your shirt. If you’re in Paris, they sell versions at Jean-Charles Rochoux and Fouquet, and they’re well worth trying.

San Francisco Events Next Week!
David, 18 Oct 11:40 PM

Next week, I’ll be doing two events in San Francisco…

Booksigning at Omnivore Books

The event is from 2 to 3pm at Omnivore Books in San Francisco (3885B Cesar Chavez Street). Super-duper chocolate treats will be provided by the fine folks at Charles Chocolates of San Francisco.
There will be a short talk at the beginning followed by a booksigning. Due to the size of the shop, it might not be possible for all to be inside for the talk so apologies in advance. But am happy to meet you after the talk : )
You are welcome RSVP at the Facebook Event Page although it’s not necessary. If you can’t make it to the event and would like a personalized signed copy of My Paris Kitchen, you can order one through the Omnivore Books website and they’ll send it to you.


In Conversation with Yotam Ottolenghi

I’ll be in conversation with one of my favorite cooks, Yotam Ottolenghi, moderated by Jessica Battilana. We’ll be talking about a bunch of stuff. The event will take place at the Nourse Theater (275 Hayes Street) at 7:30pm.
After the event, we’ll be signing books, including copies of Yotam’s newest book, Nopi, featuring recipes from his acclaimed London restaurant. This is a ticketed event with City Arts and Lectures and tickets are available at the City Arts and Lectures website – here.
[Update: I was just informed that this event has sold-out.]


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