Grilling corn without aluminum foil – keep the husks on

Here are 2 natural ways to cook corn, without aluminum foil. Both recommend pre-soaking the corn and keeping the husks on while grilling. The first is from favorite chef Rick Bayless and the second, a top Google result, from What’s Cooking America: Rick Bayless Preliminaries.   About an hour before serving, place the ears of corn …

Searching for the perfect Panna Cotta dessert recipe

I’ve spent a good chunk of the last two weeks surrounded by spreadsheets, crumpled paper packets, cartons of dairy products and dirty ramekins. Josef Centeno has a lot to answer for. A couple of weeks ago I stopped in at his B├Ąco Mercat restaurant downtown for a lunch that ended with one of the best …

A lesson on patience

A NYC Taxi driver wrote: I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and …