Seared Salmon with Tomato Compote

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I have about 15 pounds of frozen salmon sitting in the freezer from an Alaska fishing trip back in August and I really wanted to take advantage of it and use up some of the remaining tomatoes and peppers that were sitting on the counter, so I came up with this […]

Bittman – Lahey No Knead Bread

The crumb.

by A.J. Coltrane

Boy, talk about being late to the party! To quote Jim Lahey’s website:

In November of 2006, Lahey’s no-knead method drew the attention of “The Minimalist” columnist Mark Bittman. His articles about it in the New York Times sparked a worldwide home baking revolution.

Or, as Mark Bittman said:

I set up […]

Bittman and is Spanish Cuisine the New French?

By Iron Chef Leftovers

A couple of days ago, Coltrane sent me the following email from a question that was posted on to Mark Bittman:

From this thread:

Q: Do you think Spanish cuisine is the new French?

Bittman A: I do NOT think Spanish is the new French, though that’s a pretty […]