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The French Laundry


Many years ago, I watched this episode of A Cook’s Tour with Anthony Bourdain which featured The French Laundry.  His unbridled enthusiasm for the coffee custard infused with tobacco made me want to go to this heavenly restaurant nestled in Napa Valley.  Reading about the restaurant in this article reignited my dream to one day dine there (even though it takes an eternity to get reservations).  I’m not a huge lover of scallops but the picture in the article made my mouth water and so I had to draw it.  I illustrated the dinosaur because I tend to attack my plate like a T-Rex fighting to stay alive. This custard may not be on the menu when I visit The French Laundry, but I have a feeling the other items on the menu will suffice.

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I’m the first to admit that I’m a lazy cook.  I’m always looking for a shortcut to whatever I do in the kitchen.  I will usually make a dish that has the easiest and fastest recipe.  So when I saw these little concoctions, I thought I could handle them with ease on Halloween:

1. marshy fangs  (need to replace the peanut butter with nutella, due to Dashiell’s possible peanut allergy)

2. mini mummies (criss cross inspired by Balenciaga look #18 from Spring 2015

3. witch fingers  (why stick with just red when bell peppers come in other vibrant colors?)

Unfortunately, I got lazy and just stuck with the witch fingers. The marshy fangs and mini mummies will have to wait for another day. Boo.