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This Past Week at La Domestique: Clams

This past week at La Domestique was devoted to clams. Nothing beats fresh, sustainable seafood in the heat of summer. Clams combine beautifully with the produce in season right now: corn, chiles, tomatoes, fennel, etc. The recipes featured were summer cooking at its...

A Spanish Inspired Happy Hour

My all time favorite episode of No Reservations is the one where Anthony Bourdain visits Spain in Season 4. During the trip he declares, “Outside of Asia, Spain is the single greatest place for culinary achievement in the world.” He made this statement...

Storyboard: Clams

I think we’ve taken clams for granted. They often play a supporting role in dishes to add visual and textural variety. A recipe for paella or fish stew might call for a handful of clams. However, clams are delicious in their own right. They’re also quick...

Cook in the Moment: Clams in Fennel Broth

I know what you want right now in the heat of summer. You want something light, quick to cook, flavorful but simple. No problem! I find that my appetite can be stifled by the heat. The idea of stepping into my kitchen and sweating over a hot stove is not appealing....

10 Ways Tuesday: Clams

I’ve got fresh ideas for cooking with clams during summer:   1.  Shellfish Platter In Thomas Keller’s Bouchon cookbook you’ll find instructions on composing a glorious Plateau de Fruits de Mer. It’s one of those grand seafood platters...