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Saturday
May042013

Hali Deli

Mish Mash Hash

 

Reuven's Reuben

 

Sybil's Triple Layer Chocolate Cake

 

Steak Schtick m-m-m-m

 

Triple Decker

 

Chicken Matza Ball Soup Pot

 

Fried Peas

 

Old World Smoked Meat Potato Pot

 

Aunt Lil's Cabbage Balls

 

Hali Burger

 

Hali Deli is located at 2389 Agricola Street in Halifax. You can check out more at www.halideli.com.

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Wednesday
Feb062013

Brandy

Brandy

An antiquated spirit from days of yore.

Unless you've worked in a restaurant kitchen.

You see, in a restaurant kitchen, brandy is part of the routine, part of the clockwork, part of the machine.

I worked with a chef that was so stressed out he would sit at his desk next to the walk-in freezer and chain smoke while he gulped glasses of brandy. And not the good stuff either. I'm talking the 1.5L magnum of D'Eaubonne that cost about $25 at the time. He probably drank two bottles a week - maybe more. And no one. ever. said. a word.

I've worked with cooks who could reduce heavy cream with brandy and make it taste like a miracle.

I've worked with cooks who would deglaze with huge sweeping theatrical splashes, always wanting more fire, more flame. Sometimes the hot orange tongues licked so close to the fire suppression nozzles it's a wonder we weren't all covered in foam and forced to shut down for the night.

I've worked with so many cooks over the years. Some good, some bad, some lazy, some mediocre, some that didn't give a shit except for when the next payday was coming.

But every once in a while there'd be one.

One that was so gifted with true natural talent and cared so much it could damn near take your breath away.

Cheers to them.

Sunday
Apr152012

Ristorante a Mano - new website shots

Apple Cinnamon Brioche Bread Pudding still warm from the oven.