Monthly Archives: August 2010

Maytag Blue, Grape, Walnut, Port

After 3 hours yesterday of driving all around the bay area fighting traffic in search of dry ice, I pretty much hit the “Fuck this!” point on this project. I was pissed off that every single step in every single recipe is such an ordeal, and had the realization that of all the things I […]

Idiazábal, Blis Maple Syrup, Smoked Salt

Hey guys, what’s cooler than finishing an Alinea recipe over the weekend? Well, yeah, maybe the feeling associated with making it to the ending credits of The Expendables. But that’s not what I was going to say. I was gonna say “finishing TWO recipes!” When Sarah and I ate at Alinea the first time, one […]

Cucumber, Mango, Several Aromatics

Sarah and I have, for the past several weeks, been taking a woodworking class at The Crucible in Oakland.  I absolutely love our teacher, Ben, who is incredibly meticulous and works to very precise tolerances.  A few classes ago, he taught us how to sharpen chisels, which is my favorite skill I’ve picked up so […]

The 411

I don’t think this will show up in the news aggregators everyone knows and loves, but I made a static (well, un-bloggy) page here with a collation of information for anyone searching through here, based on search terms that have led people to this site. I’ll update it as need be. http://www.allenhemberger.com/alinea/useful-stuff/ Sorry again for […]