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Molten Chocolate Cake

April 30, 2010

(recipe by Parisian Pastry Chef, Bertrand Gilli) Serves 8 Ingredients 4 Whole eggs 4 Egg yolks ¾ Cup sugar ½ Cup flour ¾ Cup butter 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate

Rack of Pork Arista

April 30, 2010

Ingredients One six-bone center-cut rack of pork (about 4 pounds), bones Frenched ½ Teaspoon of whole cloves ½ Teaspoon of black peppercorns 6 Garlic cloves 1 Lemon Kosher salt 1 Tablespoon of minced rosemary 1 Tablespoon of minced sage 3 Tablespoons of canola oil Gray salt or coarse sea salt

Clams Fra Diavolo

April 25, 2010

Ingredients 50 Littleneck clams (Henry uses clams from Mt. Pleasant, SC) 2 Tablespoons grits Ice water (in a bowl to cover the clams) 4 Diced Roma tomatoes ¼ Cup minced garlic 2 Bulbs of fennel thinly sliced 2 Teaspoons red pepper flakes 2 Cups white wine 2 Tablespoons butter Salt and pepper to taste

Imperial Splendor: Renaissance Tapestries from Vienna

April 20, 2010

Columbia Museum of Art Royal Renaissance tapestries from one of the premier museums of fine and decorative arts in the world, the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna, will be on view at the Columbia Museum of Art. Imperial Splendor: Renaissance Tapestries from Vienna opens on May 21 and runs through September 19, 2010. The exhibition marks […]

Iceberg Lettuce Head Salad with Oven Dried Tomatoes and Gorgonzola Dressing

April 15, 2010

Oven Dried Tomatoes (prepare well ahead of serving) Ingredients 2 Pints of cherry tomatoes sliced in half Salt and pepper to taste

A Chef’s Kitchen

April 10, 2010

By William Thrift Photography by Lisa Willson Ask anyone to give you their idea of a chef’s kitchen and they will probably describe something they’ve seen on television; think: Emril “bamming” out a dish and sliding it along to lucky audience members while a band cranks out jazz in the corner. The basics of these […]

Columbia Cooks

April 8, 2010

Photography by John Wrightenberry Rosso Trattoria Italia Wood-fired Italian Cuisine, Columbia-style By William Thrift It was once supposed that when Prometheus lit his torch at the chariot of the sun and brought the fire down to Earth and gave it to man, man then was able to use the fire to dominate the animals, build […]

Spring 2010

April 7, 2010

Rosso Trattoria Italia – Kristian Niemi has created a combination of ambient surroundings and fire-roasted fare for Columbia dinners. The dramatic cover photo is a close-up of one of the modern lighting fixtures used to disperse light, causing rich red walls to glow like the fires in the kitchen.