Better Cooking Through Chemistry: R2D2 Hollandaise

Oh, Molecular gastronomy. You have so much to answer for. So many starry-eyed home cooks and would-be Ferran Adrià’s, myself included circa 2012, loading up on syringes and sodium alginate. Subjecting friends and family to trembling mango spheres and cucumber juice “caviar.” Making sauces with too much xanthan gum and not enough love. But… time…

Building a Better Ball: Thai and Vietnamese Noodle Soups

At any given waking moment, and certainly in my dreams, I want a bowl of Thai or Vietnamese noodle soup. It’s my desert island dish and my lost on the tundra dish. I want it when I’m well, and need it when I’m not. Deeply savoury-sweet, lifted by lime, electric with zaps of chili heat,…

Our Long Pour: “The Bicycle Thief”

We have a deep and abiding love for the classic Negroni, but it’s not an exclusive arrangement. Sometimes, the Negroni is just a little too… extra. Too bitter. Too much of a commitment to a buzz too early in the evening. And sometimes, well, the Negroni… just doesn’t last quite long enough. So, we’re always…

On Home Cooking: Transcendent Fried Chicken

There are some dishes that I need to cook at home, again and again, no matter how complicated, messy and impractical they are. They all share one thing in common, of course: they’re all psychedelically, riotously delicious… when they’re done right. The rationale for making them at home rather than going out for them varies….

Our Long Pour: “Ananda Spritz”

Everyone’s dealing with the pandemic in their own way. Some of us are sewing masks. Others have converted our home meth labs to produce hydroxychloroquine (so civic-minded!) Here at Our Long Table, for better and for worse, we’ve decided to punctuate the end of the work-from-home day with a genteel five o’clock tipple. To that…

Welcome!

Hi there! Welcome to Our Long Table: a place to share what’s coming out of our home kitchen, with a focus on real-time learning… misfires, real fires and all. You can expect a wide range of cuisine and mixology, spanning the globe and running from humble to haute. We’ll relay our experiences cooking from an…