Food Porn: The Walrus and the Carpenter

"I order fried brussels sprouts, which come burnt and bordering on impossible to eat. The potato gratin is thick and heavy, with leeks adding a vegetable greenness but no savor and the Cantal cheese béchamel overpowering the delicate, layered slices of potato. It too is burnt, the surface having gotten the worst of the salamander's heatâ€"bubbling up into a brown crust, shading over to blackâ€"that does nothing good for the flavor. Just a touch of burnt cheese, like a whisper of scorched garlic, will ruin even the most carefully conceived dish." Read Jason Sheehan's full review of The Walrus and The Carpenter.

Photos by Joshua Huston.

Published on February 16, 2011

 
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