All The Things I Eat




Eggs Benedict That Almost Look Fake

By on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 5:20 am

For some people, comfort food means deep fried. For others, it means hollandaise.

Eggs benedict is sort of the easy way to feel satisfied — or bloated — at brunch. The creaminess of hollandaise is hard to compete with and a well poached egg can make all the difference.

Even though these photos look enhanced, they are not. The smoothness of the eggs benedict is how they came, though I suspect that sort of silkiness is not all that natural to achieve in the kitchen. But then again, so what? The flavor was there and thats what counts.

Hamilton Inn
708 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City





Flan

By on Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 5:41 am

Flan is an custard, an oft forgotten cousin of pudding, but tastier and not quite as mysteriously gelatinous.

Pudding gets its consistency from some magical alchemy involving gelatin, but flan’s rigidity comes straight from the protein rich eggs that make up the custard base.

In most encounters I’ve had, flan comes covered in a caramel syrup which compliments the egginess in an unexpected way, best tasted rather than described.

Oak Wine Bar & Cafe
361 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn